Saturday was not the greatest of days for LSU. The Tigers lost an excellent opportunity to control their own destiny in the SEC West by losing to archrival Alabama 30-16.
The Tigers were dreadful on Saturday night and couldn’t move the ball offensively. Running back Leonard Fournette had his worst game of his prolific sophomore season and the defense could not stop Alabama tailback Derrick Henry.
Here are three things to know:
- Les Miles told the media in his postgame press conference that his team was more capable than it showed against the Crimson Tide Saturday night. Some may say LSU was embarrassed by a superior Alabama squad. Miles said his team will have to bounce back from a tough defeat.
- Fournette ran for just 31 yards on 19 carries during the game. An LSU offensive lineman said his unit was to blame for Fournette’s anemic performance.
- There was some good news for Fournette, however. His game-worn jersey from the South Carolina game was auctioned off and received a high bid of more than $35,000 on Saturday.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger broke down how Alabama was able to bottle up Leonard Fournette.
- Brandon Harris’ first interception was a play that ultimately doomed the Tigers, wrote The Advocate’s Marcus Rodrigue.
- Tiger Rag’s James Moran recapped LSU’s loss and handed out poor grades for the Tigers’ performance.
The best stories around the SEC
- Should Arkansas’ ridiculous backwards lateral and conversion on 4th-and-25 had counted? Rules experts around the country weigh in.
- An ESPN analyst said Alabama would “pistol whip” No. 1 Clemson every time they played. They certainly showed that against LSU.
- Talk about a nice schedule: Auburn will not play another road game for almost an entire year.