The win was incredible and a milestone for Orgeron, who beat the Tide for the first time as LSU's head coach.
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"The committee's job is to enter the room with a blank sheet of paper, meaning we start with an open mind as we consider the strengths and weaknesses of every team, from opening day through this past Saturday", selection committee chair Rob Mullens said last week.
To no huge surprise, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa didn't look like he was at 100 percent on Saturday. The fumble wasn't directly due to his ankle injury but likely one of the ripple effects of his ankle injury - not having much experience in the last two weeks where he was running as fast as possible with multiple defenders chasing him in a high-pressure situation. "You guy have seen the things he can do with the ball when he gets it in his hands". On Alabama's next possession, Tagovailoa was able to get the Tide across mid-field but was forced to throw the ball away on a third-and-six.
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In addition to Tagovailoa's costly fumble, the Crimson Tide botched a punt after punter Ty Perine bobbled a ideal snap, giving LSU the ball at Alabama's 40-yard line. Two plays later, Clifford threw behind Hamler and Minnesota intercepted it to end the comeback attempt.
"He said he could play in the game, he wanted to play in the game and he thought he could go out and do a good job, " Saban said. The drive ended with an Edwards-Helaire rushing touchdown, but the biggest play was an 18-yard third-down run by Burrow that immediately preceded it. However, they missed the extra point, keeping Minnesota's 24-19 lead. If Alabama continues to play like this, then they don't deserve to make the playoff over a one loss conference champion like Utah, Oregon, or even Oklahoma. Neither found the end zone, but both kept the Lions in the game long enough for the Lions to have a shot at the end.More news: Erdogan: Turkey captured slain IS leader al-Baghdadi's wife