Head coach Nick Saban moved into second all-time by capturing his 202nd SEC win
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Quarterback Jalen Milroe finished with 374 total yards and four rushing touchdowns to lead the No. 8/8/8 Alabama football team past No. 14/13/13 LSU, 42-28, Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
As a team, the Crimson Tide (8-1, 6-0 SEC) combined to run for a season-high 288 yards and six touchdowns on the ground in the victory. Milroe finished the game with 155 rushing yards, the fifth-most by a UA quarterback in a game in school history, while his four rushing touchdowns were the most-ever by an Alabama signal-caller. Jase McClellan (14-63) and Roydell Williams (6-56) also found paydirt for the Tide, which closed the night with an average of 6.3 yards per tote (46 carries).
In addition to the ground attack, Milroe accounted 219 yards through the air on 15-of-23 passing for the night, with Isaiah Bond leading the wide receivers with five catches for 60 yards. Defensively, Caleb Downs had a game-high 13 tackles including nine solo stops.
LSU (6-3, 4-2) was led by Jayden Daniels’ 382 total yards and three touchdowns in the losing effort, as he finished with 163 yards on 11 rushes and 219 yards passing on 15-of-24 through the air.
- With the win, head coach Nick Saban surpasses former Georgia head coach Vince Dooley for the second-most SEC wins at one school (202). Saban trails only former Alabama legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant with 224 SEC victories.
- With his six extra points Alabama kicker Will Reichard became just the fourth collegiate football player to surpass 500 points in a career (502) as he moves into third on the NCAA all-time scoring leaders
- The Alabama defense allowed just seven points in the second half which marked the seventh time across its nine games this season that the Tide has allowed seven or fewer second half points
- Saban improves to 22-2 when avenging a previous loss (last season’s 32-31 overtime loss in Baton Rouge). The only two times the Crimson Tide has fallen in back-to-back games against the same opponent is LSU (2010-11) and Ole Miss (2014-15).
- Saban finished with a perfect 4-0 league mark at home this season, marking the 10th season at Alabama that he has led the Tide to an unbeaten home record in conference play
- The last time that an Alabama team scored 40 or more points without a passing touchdown came in a 52-3 victory over Arkansas on Oct. 1, 2020 (six rushing, 1 punt return)
- With 507 yards of total offense, Alabama has now gained 400 or more yards in 63 of the last 78 games while also scoring 40 or more points in 50 of the last 78 contests
- With the game knotted at 21-all at intermission, the Crimson Tide outscored the Tigers 14-7 0 in the third quarter to take the lead for good. For the season, Alabama has dominated the third quarter of play, outscoring the competition, 93-31
How It Happened
- 09:46 – LSU | The Tigers struck first when Jayden Daniels found Malik Nabers for a 46-yard receiving touchdown ending a five-play, 85-yard drive in 2:42
- 07:14 – UA | Jalen Milroe answered with a 23-yard rushing touchdown capping a five-play, 76-yard drive lasting 2:28
- 00:25 – UA | Milroe scored his second rushing touchdown of the game to end a nine-play, 58-yard drive that took 4:18 off the clock
- 03:09 – LSU | Finishing off an eight-play, 71-yard drive, Daniels crossed the goal line for a nine-yard rushing touchdown
- 01:01 – UA | Milroe collected his third score of the half when he rushed it in from 21 yards out to finish off a nine-play, 74-yard drive that took 2:02 off the clock
- 00:05 – LSU | Kyren Lacy caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Daniels to close out a five-play, 75-yard drive that lasted just 56 seconds
- 11:41 – LSU | The Tigers started off the second half with Josh Williams finding the endzone for a two-yard rushing touchdown to cap a nine-play, 75-yard drive in 3:46
- 07:30 – UA | Roydell Williams found the endzone crossing the goal line from 16-yards out which capped a nine-play, 70-yard drive lasting 3:38
- 01:01 – UA | Milroe scored his fourth touchdown of the game crossing the goal line for an 11-yard rushing touchdown which finished a six-play, 68 yard drive that lasted 2:53
- 13:01 – UA | Jase McClellan gave the Tide its sixth rushing touchdown of the night when he scampered in from 10-yards out to give Alabama a two touchdown advantage
- Alabama returns to the road as it travels to Lexington, Ky., to square off against the Kentucky Wildcats
- The contest, which will be played at Kroger Field, will kickoff at 11 a.m. CT (noon ET) and be televised on ESPN