LSU Loses To No. 8 Alabama, 42-28

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Jayden Daniels and the LSU offense amassed 478 total yards on Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium; however, Jalen Milroe and the Crimson Tide proved to be too strong for the Tigers, as they defeated them 42-28.

Milroe led the Alabama rushing attack with 155 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries, and he was a threat both through the air and with his legs, going 15-of-23 for 219 yards passing.

LSU’s record is now 4-2 in conference play and 6-3 overall. With a 6-0 SEC record, the Tide now stand at 8-1 overall.

“It’s the challenge that we knew,” said head coach Brian Kelly said of Milroe. “He’s elusive. I think, for the most part, the big runs were probably the things that hurt us the most tonight.”

Daniels completed the first half on a 10-of-16 passing for 165 yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, in addition to 137 yards gained on eight rushes. That made for 301 yards in all in the first play half.

In addition to finishing 15-of-24 for 219 yards and two touchdown passes, the California Kid also ran for 163 yards and scored on 11 carries. Daniels sustained a head injury late in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game.

With 14:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, Terrion Arnold intercepted Daniels, which proved to be a crucial change in the game’s momentum.

On the first play of the game, Malik Nabers connected with Daniels for a 64-yard touchdown, surpassing 1,000 receiving yards for his LSU career. For the third consecutive game, the opening drive result was 75 yards for Auburn, 75 yards for Army, and 85 yards for Alabama.

An LSU player has now surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in a single season 11 times. Of the two Tigers to accomplish this twice, Nabers became one (Josh Reed, 2000, 2001). With 10 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown, he finished.

With ten tackles, including one for a loss, linebacker Greg Penn III led the team. Safety Andre Sam finished with eight, and linebacker Harold Perkins finished with seven, plus a sack and a TFL.

Next Saturday, the Tigers will play Florida at Tiger Stadium. Information about TV and kickoff will be revealed on Sunday.