Husky quarterback Jake Browning went for 378 yards and six touchdowns in a 66-27 trouncing of Cal. He bounced that pass to Dural on third-and-12, threw behind receiver Malachi Dupre on a third-and-6 and tossed low of tight end DeSean Smith on a third-and-8.
The Tigers travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, Saturday to face the Razorbacks, who have defeated LSU two years in a row - and five of the last nine times - and shut out LSU 17-0 the last time the Tigers visited Fayetteville.
But here's some advice to for Alabama's future opponents counting on Hurts, a native of Channelview, Texas, to melt down under playoff pressure: Better find another plan. Timeouts had to be called.
The quarterbacks went through a mini gauntlet-like drill where Danny Etling and Brandon Harris were in their throwing stance and had the other quarterbacks swatting at the ball trying to knock it out. Alabama's last three games are at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
What about Orgeron's loss in Death Valley Saturday?
"When I was in Cleveland and we are getting ready for the draft, we got this great idea that we were going to hire this psychological guy to come in and give these guys a TAP test for their psychological disposition". We didn't do proper mechanics back there.
And as scary as it might be for the rest of the SEC to think about dealing with him for two more years, if he's already good enough to win a game like this he's good enough to win a national title. "I'm really proud of our defense". The Tigers are third in points per game allowed (14.4 ppg), second in run defense and fourth in pass defense.
LSU: As much as LSU has tried open up its offense by changing formations and passing more, Etling didn't have the poise, or the blocking to succeed against Alabama. Alabama also kept the Tigers out of the red zone all night.
Week 10 of the college football season was a good one.
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So there is some chemistry baked into the relationship, which could expedite whatever evolutions are in store for the offense. Safety Glover Quin echoed his coach. "We're going to do what we do", Quin said. "We have to go out and earn it every week".
Alabama and LSU dominated the headlines for their matchup, and while the Crimson Tide did come out victorious in 10-0 win, the game was not as close as the score would say.
Whether it's ground-and-pound or run-and-shoot, whether it's one touchdown or a handful, Alabama has shown that it knows how to win whatever way it takes.
LSU has struggled the past two seasons when facing Arkansas the week after being beaten by Alabama. Ole Miss' coach Hugh Freeze and a cabal of well-heeled donors attempted to clear that chasm by essentially turning his program into a semipro franchise, and for a time it looked like he might create something which would challenge Alabama, but doom awaits them courtesy of the NCAA in the offseason.
Alabama players practice outside in cool, 77-degree weather Monday as they began preparation's for Saturday's game against Mississippi State.
With the victory Alabama improves to 9-0, and we all know what awaits from here.
"It is very frustrating", defensive end Arden Key said.
That was the thought in 2012 and 2014, too. We weren't ideal and have a lot of room to grow still this season and more-so next year. In Wisconsin's 16-14 victory over LSU on September 3, the Badgers had one TD and three field goals.
The game was a step backward for an offense that had made a bunch of progress.