At halftime, you could feel it in the air. Next month, Trump might flip a coin again at the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, continuing a presidential tradition dating to President Theodore Roosevelt.
This time, though, Alabama rallied. If the Crimson Tide defense can play well and have a big impact, certainly they have an edge in this one.
Burrow lit up Alabama's secondary on Saturday night time, finishing 31-of-39 for 393 yards and three touchdowns. "Everybody wants to play their best game because it's 1 vs. 2".
Several protests involving so-called "Trump Baby" inflatables as well as pro-Trump 2020 signs were littered throughout Tuscaloosa ahead of the SEC game.
Alabama accepted the ball to open the game and rolled to the LSU 8-yard line until Tagovailoa fumbled the ball, recovered by LSU's Ray Thornton. It wasn't until Jaylen Waddle's 77 yard punt return that Alabama ever had any momentum.
LSU immediately answered, though, moving 75 yards in eight plays and scoring on a 29-yard toss from Burrow to Terrace Marshall, Jr.
Alabama somehow pulled within five again after Tua Tagovailoa found DeVonta Smith inexplicably in single coverage for a long touchdown. Alabama was penalized for a personal foul putting the ball on the Tide 13. Edwards-Helaire scored on a one yard run with 26 seconds left.
Alabama marched the opening drive quickly into the red zone with a series of big plays in Tua Tagovailoa's return from an October 19 ankle injury. Edwards-Helaire scored three rushing touchdowns and caught another.
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs as Alabama defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis (48) chases him within the preliminary half of an NCAA college soccer sport, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
He finished 21 of 40 for 418 yards, four touchdowns and one interception but was ultimately set back by a first half in which he completed 11 of 19 passes for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception. It seemingly kept going from game seemingly over to game on. LSU has a 4-0 record in the SEC this year while going 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 with the over.
Two Alabama possessions later, Alabama was stopped on 4th & 1 as the Crimson Tide ran a wildcat look with Slade Bolden, who was stopped just about one chain length short of a first down.