Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa continues ridiculous start with another huge game
Tua Tagovailoa is off to a ridiculous start in 2019.
Just how ridiculous? Well, the Alabama quarterback currently has only eight fewer touchdown passes than incompletions.
After throwing five touchdowns against Southern Miss on Saturday, Tagovailoa has 17 touchdown passes and only 25 incompletions through the Crimson Tide’s first four games. He went 17-for-21 for 293 yards before he was replaced by Mac Jones in the third quarter with Alabama ahead, 42-7.
Tagovailoa is proving that he should probably be the favorite for the Heisman Trophy at this point in the season. He has passed for 1,300 yards and hasn’t thrown an interception.
Alabama may have played three non-conference games, and its only SEC game so far was against South Carolina, but it’s still been a remarkable showing for Tagovailoa.
Last season, Tagovailoa passed for 3,966 yards and 43 touchdowns in his first full season as the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback, but he finished second in Heisman voting behind Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. This year, he’ll likely be competing with former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, now at Oklahoma, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence for the award.
But so far, Tagovailoa may be the most impressive of the group.
The competition will soon get tougher for Alabama, however, as it returns to conference play next week when it takes on Ole Miss. After that, the Crimson Tide have a road matchup at No. 17 Texas A&M. They also have games against No. 4 LSU and No. 8 Auburn later in the season.