Henry Ruggs III, Jaylen Waddle show incredible hustle, speed after Tua Tagovailoa INT
Yes, Alabama beat Tennessee 35-13 on Saturday night, but the game was closer than the scoreboard indicated.
In fact, Tennessee had the ball inside Alabama’s one-yard line in the fourth quarter, driving to make it a one-score game before QB Jarrett Guarantano fumbled and Trevon Diggs returned it 100 yards to put the Tide up 35-13.
Therefore, it’s important to appreciate the little moments from earlier in the game. For example, look at this hustle from speedy WRs Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle after a Tua Tagovailoa interception in the fourth quarter:
Nigel Warrior picks off Tua Tagovailoa, look at how Henry Ruggs III runs him down 👀 pic.twitter.com/k9rPBzgWOZ
— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) October 20, 2019
They could have just stopped and let the play pass them by, but they instead used their speed to chase down Nigel Warrior and prevent him from scoring.
Yes, the Vols scored a touchdown on the ensuing possession, but with the time they had to use to get in the end zone, who knows how things changed?