But if Tagovailoa is unable to play or even knocked out again against Auburn in the regular-season finale, I think Alabama's defense has proven that it can carry the team in a way that we initially thought was the responsibility of the Tua-led offense. The closest Mississippi State has come to knocking off No. 1 since that game was last season, when Alabama edged the Bulldogs 31-24 in Starkville. "He got hit in the front of the knee and not the back, which is where his problem was".
For the second week in a row Saban was forced to call upon his third-string man, however, this time he was given a taller order.
The Tide offensive line had surrendered just six sacks through the first nine games this year, but the Bulldogs were able to corral the quarterback four times in the game led by Gay's two.
Tagovailoa, who finished Saturday completing 14-of-21 passes for just 164 yards with one touchdown and one interception, is now tied with former quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Blake Sims, who each produced 28 passing touchdowns in 2013 and 2014, respectively. "I think he's OK". "I'm proud that our team ended up winning it on that last play". The Commodores drove down to Missouri's 25-yard line, but couldn't convert a last-second heave to win the game. "It means we got the job done".
"I'm a super emotional player", Franks said. "Football is football, and it is what it is". "We need to protect him at all times, keep him clean".
After trainers tended to Tagovailoa in the sideline injury tent, the QB was shown riding the stationary bike on the sideline while Jones played QB.
Saban said Tagovailoa could have returned if needed. "Josh was a demon running it on a couple of those runs".
Quarterback Brandon Wimbush had a memorable Senior Night as filling in for injured starter Ian Book, he threw three first-half touchdown passes and fellow senior Dexter Williams piled up a career-high 202 yards on the ground as the Fighting Irish improved to 10-0. He also lost a fumble on a botched exchange with Damien Harris.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - After Kellen Mond turned the ball over on Texas A&M's first two drives of the second half on Saturday against MS, coach Jimbo Fisher thought about making a quarterback change. Guard Deonte Brown went down with turf toe. "They put a lot of pressure on the quarterback, Tua got beat up a little bit".
The top-ranked Crimson Tide limited the Bulldogs to just 169 total yards Saturday, including just 85 in the first half, while its own offense opened up with back-to-back touchdown drives before holding on for the 24-0 victory Saturday inside a chilly Bryant-Denny Stadium.
For Alabama football, the Mississippi State game began like most other games this season, with the Tide looking dominating on offense.