© Provided by The Associated Press President Donald Trump arrives at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, to attend a NCAA college football game between LSU and Alabama. Time is running out on the Crimson Tide.
Here comes the big question: Does Alabama have the necessary strength of schedule to make the College Football Playoff if it finishes the season at 11-1? "Crowds went insane!" White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who traveled with the first couple to the game, tweeted on Saturday.
The game came two days after Trump's former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced he would run again for his old Senate seat from Alabama.More news: This will probably be baby Archie's first word
After LSU went up 16-7, Tagovailoa hit Smith for a 64 yard touchdown. The Tigers exceeded that total in the first half alone, with 33 points.
On the very next play, Burrow found Edwards-Helaire for a 13-yard touchdown and a 33-13 halftime lead that Alabama couldn't fully overcome. This is the worst first half performance we've seen all year for the Crimson Tide. That had been their bread and butter for most of the season. Perhaps the complexion of the game is completely different.
Many expect Tagovailoa will be the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but his showing compared to Burrow's in the first 30 minutes of the game had everyone making the same joke: That maybe Burrow actually is the No. 1 quarterback and that teams should be tanking for him. It likely cements Joe Burrow in front of the Heisman Trophy race as well. As for the draft, he made his case over Tagovailoa to the over 20 National Football League scouts with seats in the press box. The two led LSU on another 75-yard march that was capped by a seven-yard touchdown run for Edwards-Helaire.
Tagovailoa finished the game 21-of-40 passing for 418 yards and four touchdowns.More news: Death Stranding will be coming simultaneously on Steam and Epic Games Store
When Alabama got within five at 39-34, LSU marched down the field again. I'm actually going to the game.
Orgeron, who famously declared LSU was "coming" for Alabama two years ago, believed Burrow helped close the gap with the Tide.
Alabama's Student Justice Coalition was among several groups which staged a sit-in on the steps of Gorgas Library Friday ahead of Trump's visit, local AL.com reported. "But the only way to answer that is on the field".More news: Peppermint takeover: Seasonal holiday coffee returns to U.S. chains