Tua Tagovailoa burns LSU on 44-yard TD run, tweaks knee again

By Jesse Reed
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Tua Tagovailoa is running into stiffer competition this Saturday night than he’s seen all year. He threw his first interception of the season, and LSU held Alabama to 16 points in the first 40 minutes of the game.

Then, with just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Tagovailoa got loose, scoring from 44 yards out.

This was a career long run for Tagovailoa.

This score put the Crimson Tide up 22-0, and given the way LSU’s offense has struggled that might be enough.

It’s worth pointing out that Tagovailoa favored his injured right knee once again after this run and had to receive care in the medical tent after he arrived on the sideline. This has been an issue for the past month plus, and it hasn’t slowed him down much, if any at all.