Playing possum: Alabama masterfully caught LSU napping on big TD pass
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow got off to a strong start. Now, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is getting in on the back-and-forth action, too.
Tagovailoa threw an impressive 64-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith with 6 minutes, 43 seconds to go in the second quarter. That score cut LSU’s lead to 16-13 and was followed by a missed extra point. Coincidentally, the Tigers also missed an extra point on the game’s previous touchdown.
In the first quarter-and-a-half, Alabama’s only points had come on a Jaylen Waddle 77-yard punt return touchdown with 1:14 to go in the first quarter. However, the Crimson Tide needed a score to prevent the Tigers from extending their nine-point lead even further late in the first half.
That’s when Tagovailoa connected for his first touchdown of the game on an impressive strike down the left sideline to Smith.
Tua and DeVonta Smith made this look EASY.
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 2019
Smith caught an LSU defender napping on the play, after Tagovailoa snapped the ball at a surprising time to the Tigers’ defense. That allowed Smith to get wide open for the easy score.