TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After its dominant performance at LSU, Alabama’s entire defense was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.
The Crimson Tide held the Tigers to 125 yards of total offense in a 10-0 victory on Saturday night.
Alabama held LSU to just 6 first downs. Moreover, the Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC) recorded 5 sacks and limited the Tigers to just 33 rushing yards on 27 carries.
The Tide bottled up LSU star running back Leonard Fournette all night. Fournette could only manage 35 yards while averaging 2.1 yards per carry. Fournette’s longest run went for 9 yards.
LSU quarterback Danny Etling completed less than 50 percent of his passes for 92 yards and an interception.
Notable individual performances:
- Reuben Foster: 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss
- Marlon Humphrey: 8 tackles
- Shaun Dion Hamilton: 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
- Dalvin Tomlinson: 6 tackles, 1 sack
- Ryan Anderson: 6 tackles, 1 sack
- Jonathan Allen: 3 tackles, 1 sack
- Rashaan Evans: 1 sack
- Minkah Fitzpatrick: 3 tackles, 1 interception
Note: This is the second time since 2004 that a “team” has earned Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors. On Sept. 25, 2005, the Virginia Tech defensive unit earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.