Alabama clinches SEC West with shutout win against LSU

By Amber Lee
Tua Tagovailoa

No. 1 Alabama shutout No. 3 LSU on Saturday night in Death Valley, winning 29-0 to secure the SEC West crown and proving to the world that it is the unquestioned king of college football.

Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went 25-of-42 passing for 295 yards, two touchdowns and one interception—his first of the season. The Crimson Tide defense held the Tigers to just 196 total yards and 3.3 yards per play. 

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was 18-of-35 passing for 184 yards in a losing effort. He got no help from his rushing attack, which gained just 12 yards on 25 attempts against the stout Tide front seven.

The loss for LSU was its eighth straight to Alabama dating back to the 2012 BCS Championship Game. The Tide have shut out the Tigers three times in that span with all three coming in Louisiana, two in Death Valley.

The win sets up the SEC Championship Game between SEC West champion Alabama and SEC East champion Georgia— a rematch of last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship.

The Tide and SEC title-defending Dawgs will square off on Dec. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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