No. 3 Alabama Survives Against Underdog LSU to Win 20-14

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Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) celebrates a touchdown pass reception by wide receiver John Metchie III (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama offensive lineman Chris Owens (79) looks on. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Bryce Young passed for 302 yards and No. 3 Alabama’s defense came up with enough big plays for a 20-14 victory over heavy underdog LSU Saturday night.

Alabama was a more than four-touchdown favorite heading into the game. The Crimson Tide is second in the initial College Football Playoff rankings that were released earlier this week.

But the Crimson Tide preserved their national championship hopes in a game that was as tight as some meetings when both teams were nursing such ambitions.

The injury-depleted Tigers and lame-duck coach Ed Orgeron didn’t act like 29.5-point underdogs. It wasn’t over until the final play, a Hail Mary that fell incomplete in the end zone. The Tigers came up empty in three fourth-quarter trips into Alabama territory.

Alabama’s next game is against New Mexico State at Bryant-Denny Stadium next Saturday at 11AM CST.

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