Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made a bad mistake when he gave up a pick-6 during the third quarter against Tennessee. But he bounced back in a big way.
Early in the fourth quarter, Tagovailoa put an exclamation point on a nice Alabama drive, breaking a 23-yard touchdown run that had some Volunteers defenders on skates:
Damn, Tua. 🤙 pic.twitter.com/RPT9cqKKaG
— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) October 21, 2017
After the play, CBS commentator Gary Danielson had a great line about Tagovailoa’s run, saying, “If they were playing flag football, they wouldn’t have got him.”
Since taking over for Jalen Hurts early in the second half, Tagovailoa has looked great with the exception of that pick-6. For the day, he’s gone 8 of 11 for 74 yards through the air, as well as carried the ball 3 times for 42 yards and that ridiculous touchdown.