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Joe Burrow Cements Heisman Case by Beating Alabama Crimson Tide on the Road




Joe Burrow has been incredible this season for the LSU Tigers, leading them to an undefeated record, beating three other ranked teams along the way.

Still, his toughest task came this weekend when Burrow was set to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on the road.

Burrow proved up to the challenge, turning in another incredible performance to lead the Tigers past Alabama for their ninth-straight victory.

Burrow threw three touchdown passes in the first half, as LSU scored 33 points against the Alabama. They carried a huge 33-13 lead into halftime.

By the end of the game, Burrow had completed 31 of his 39 passes for 393 yards and once again did not throw any interceptions. He now has an amazing 33:4 touchdown to interception ratio on the season.

Alabama did score 14 unanswered points coming out of the half to turn it into a game, but the Tigers held serve and found a way to win in the fourth quarter by scoring two more touchdowns.

Nick Saban’s teams always are incredible defensively, especially when playing at home. That defense is why the Crimson Tide carried a 31-game home winning streak coming into this contest.

Being able to hang 46 points against that defense is no small feat for Burrow and the Tigers.

With that victory, LSU should now be in the driver’s seat when it comes to the College Football Playoff.

Ohio State was ranked No. 1 coming into this week, but a victory over Alabama should move LSU into that top spot. But even if it doesn’t, LSU plays three unranked teams to close out their season, with two of those games coming at home.

As long as LSU handles business, the Tigers should finish with a 12-0 record and will be set to play in the SEC Championship against Florida or Georgia.

While this victory means a lot for LSU’s season, it was a huge hurdle for the Tigers and head coach Ed Orgeron to climb over the past eight years. Which made beating Alabama a very emotional experience for Orgeron.

LSU is looking like the team of destiny this year, but there is still plenty of work to do for them to become National Champions. For now though, they have to be considered the favorites.

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Oklahoma Completes Biggest Comeback in School’s History to Beat Baylor




The Baylor Bears came into this week as one of the most impressive teams in College Football this season.

They had an undefeated 9-0 record and were suddenly ranked as one of the top teams in the nation, receiving a No. 13 ranking in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

Facing their biggest test of the season, the No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners, Baylor looked primed for a statement victory as they were up big in the first half.

Jalen Hurts had a rough first half for the Sooners, turning the ball over twice and failing to play to his usual high standards.

Hurts’ lowest point came when he threw a pick-six that gave Baylor a commanding 28-3 lead.

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer really outplayed Hurts in the first half, leading the Bears to a 31-10 lead going into halftime.

Oklahoma scored first in the second half, scoring a touchdown on their first drive.

Unfortunately for Hurts, his turnover woes followed him into the third quarter, as he made a huge mistake fumbling in the end zone on what would have been a huge touchdown for the Sooners.

Despite making it hard on himself, Hurts never quit and found a way to lead his team back into the game late.

Oklahoma’s defense has not been great all year, but they found something in second half against Baylor and kept the Bears at bay.

The Sooners defense allowed Hurts to rebound from his past mistakes, scoring two-straight touchdowns to tie the game at 31 points apiece.

After the Sooners tied the game, all of the momentum was in their favor and it seemed inevitable that they would come out with the victory.

It ultimately came down to a game-winning field goal, which Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic drilled.

By coming back from down 21 points, Oklahoma completed the largest comeback in the school’s illustrious history.

When it was all said and done, Hurts’ numbers still looked really strong as he continued his Heisman case with another gaudy performance.

Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff hopes all but went out the window when they were upset by the unranked Kansas State program a few weeks back.

Still, they are in great position to win a Big 12 Championship, as thay are now just one win away from clinching a spot in the championship game.

The Sooners could very well be meeting the Bears again in that game, as Baylor is tied with Oklahoma for first place in the Big 12 standings.

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Tua Tagovailoa Out for the Season with Dislocated Hip




It was just another game day for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, as they were drumming an inferior opponent to an early blowout.

Playing the 4-5 Mississippi State Bulldogs, Alabama jumped out to a huge 35-7 lead behind the play of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

While the game was already in hand, Tua remained on the field and then disaster struck as Alabama’s superstar quarterback sustained a devastating injury.

Tua had to be carted off the field with what would later be diagnosed as a dislocated hip. He was said to have left the field screaming in pain.

Nick Saban discussed the decision to keep him in the game at halftime, after potentially watching his quarterback play for the Crimson Tide for the last time.

After the game it was reported that Tua’s season is over because of the dislocated hip, which effectively ends his career at Alabama.

Tua’s last game at Alabama was a good one prior to the injury, as he completed 14 of his 18 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns.

This injury also ends his Heisman case, as Tua will no longer get to finish what was a great season up to this point.

Through nine games played, Tua had 2,840 passing yards and 33 touchdowns, with just three interceptions thrown.

Tua Tagovailoa’s career got off to the most incredible of starts, as he replaced Jalen Hurts in the second half 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship and led Alabama to a comeback victory.

Tua threw three touchdown passes and was named the game’s Offensive MVP. He took over as the face of the franchise for Alabama, but due to injuries he never realized his full potential.

Now Tua will turn his attention to the next level, as he is projected to be a top draft pick in the NFL. Hopefully he can prove to be more healthy in the NFL than he was able to be in college.

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Georgia Beats Auburn to Clinch SEC East




For the third-straight season, the Georgia Bulldogs will be competing for an SEC Championship, as they have clinched their spot in the 2019 SEC Championship game.

Georgia was facing off against their SEC East division rival on Saturday, the Auburn Tigers. Auburn was 7-2 on the season and a win away from overtaking the then 8-1 Bulldogs in the standings.

Auburn rallied late to make it a game, but Georgia ultimately held on to win their ninth game of the season.

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm connected on a big play early in the game, throwing a 51-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Blaylock.

That one pass accounted for nearly half of Fromm’s passing yards for the game, as he struggled to get himself going.

Fromm completed just 13 of his 28 passes for only 110 yards. He did make the passes that counted though, throwing one touchdown pass in each of the game’s first three quarters.

Georgia took a 21-0 lead into the fourth quarter, but Auburn would not go down quietly.

Bo Nix completed five-straight passes to start of a scoring drive that took the Tigers 75 yards on 12 plays. Nix finally got his team on the board with a short three-yard completion to Eli Stove.

On the Tigers next drive, Nix ran in a touchdown to cut the Bulldogs lead to just one score.

With Georgia’s offense faltering, the Tigers really had their chance to complete the comeback and earn the upset victory.

Unfortunately for Auburn, Nix made a costly mistake, missing a wide-open receiver on a fourth down play that essentially ended the game.

While they did not do so in convincing fashion, Georgia did enough to beat a very good Auburn team.

In doing so, the Bulldogs not only advance to the SEC Championship, but also keep themselves in the mix for the College Football Playoff.

On the other hand, Auburn’s chances at the playoff are officially over, as they only have a bowl game to look forward to before next season.

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