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LSU finally beats Alabama

LSU’s Joe Burrow

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Joe Burrow had 393 yards passing with three touchdowns and Clyde Edwards-Helaire scored four times as No. 1 LSU snapped No. 2 Alabama’s 31-game home winning streak 46-41 on Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

LSU improved to 5-0 in the SEC and 9-0 overall for the fifth time in school history (2011, 1973, 1958, 1908) and tied a school record with its fourth top-10 victory of the season.

Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC) got within six points of the Tigers three times in the fourth quarter after trailing 33-13 at the half. LSU outgained the Crimson Tide in total yardage 559-541.

LSU’s senior quarterback Burrow finished 31-of-39 passing with touchdown passes to Ja’Marr Chase (140 yards), Edwards-Helaire (77 yards) and Terrace Marshall Jr. Edwards-Helaire had 103 yards rushing with three touchdowns. Justin Jefferson also had seven catches for 79 yards and tight end Thaddeus Moss added six catches for 46 yards.

Tua Tagovailoa was 21-of-40 passing for 418 yards with four touchdowns and an interception for Alabama. DeVonta Smith led the Tide with seven catches for 213 yards and two touchdowns and running back Nahee Harris carried 19 times for 146 yards with a touchdown. Jerry Jeudy also had a touchdown reception and Jaylen Waddle had a 77-yard punt return for a a score.

Linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson recorded 10 tackles (3.5 for loss) and Patrick Queen (interception) Jacob Phillips and JaCoby Stevens each added seven tackles.

President Donald Trump attended the game and was the first sitting president to watch LSU football since William H. Taft on Oct. 30, 1909.

LSU returns to action Nov. 16 when the Tigers travel to face Ole Miss in Oxford at 6 p.m.