Stunning stat shows how much Tua Tagovailoa has boosted ‘Bama

By Jesse Reed
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama has been the nation’s most dominant college football program for years now. Yet coming off a national title in 2017, this year’s squad is taking things to an entirely new level, and it’s almost all because of Tua Tagovailoa.

The sophomore quarterback has followed up his memorable title game performance with one of the most stunning displays of passing prowess we’ve seen in college football in years.

Despite not playing a single fourth-quarter snap until Saturday’s blowout win over LSU, Tagovailoa has racked up 2,361 yards and 27 touchdowns passing the ball while throwing just one interception.

Now here’s an even more in-depth look at how his abilities as a passer has vaulted Alabama into another level of excellence, courtesy of AL.com’s Michael Casagrande.

“The 2017 season-high 332 passing yards Alabama had against Tennessee is still fewer than this season’s average of 341.6 passing yards a game,” Casagrande pointed out on Tuesday.

That’s absolutely stunning.

The impact of his play under center has turned a juggernaut into something even more dangerous.