Bama tops LSU; Auburn gets rebound win

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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That’s what Alabama racked up in a 30-16 win over LSU last weekend in Tuscaloosa.

The Crimson Tide tallied 434 yards on 79 plays of offense compared to LSU’s 182 yards in a game where the defense stepped up big.

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Alabama went ahead 10-0 in the second quarter, and led 13-10 by halftime on the backs of running back Derrick Henry and kicker Adam Griffith.

Henry scored on a 2-yard run with 8:51 left in the second quarter, and Griffith nailed field goals from 22 and 55 yards to lead the Tide. Henry finished with a career-high three touchdowns and carried the ball 210 yards on 38 carries.

LSU came back on a Travin Dural 40-yard touchdown reception from Brandon Harris with 6:12 left in the first half, and then Trent Domingue laced a 39-yard field goal to tie it up 10-10 with 2:22 left.

Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker went 18-of-24 for 184 yards and no interceptions in the game.

In the third quarter, Henry scored on runs on 1 and 7 yards and Griffith added a 29-yard field goal in the fourth while the Crimson Tide defense held LSU to earn the win.

Alabama will visit Mississippi State this week in another SEC showdown in Starkville, Miss. Kick off is at 2:30 p.m. CST and the game will be broadcast on CBS.


Auburn defeated Texas A&M 26-10 at College Station to get some momentum back in its depleted season.

The Tigers saw some good action from Jeremy Johnson, who went 13-of-17 for 132 yards and a touchdown in the air.

Running back Jovon Robinson rushed for 161 yards on 27 carries and scored one touchdown.

The Aggies drew first blood on a 50-yard field goal from Taylor Bertolet with 11:25 left in the first quarter.

Auburn answered back 11 plays later when Johnson connected with Marcus Davis for a 9-yard touchdown almost five minutes after the Texas A&M field goal.

For much of the season, the Tigers have been struggling on defense.

However, Auburn stepped up with less than three minutes left in the first quarter when Carlton Davis intercepted Kyler Murray’s pass to start a drive going into the second quarter, where Robinson rushed 1 yard for a score with 13:40 left in the half.

Daniel Carlson kicked field goals from 35, 30, 21 and 31 yards to finish out the remainder of the scoring for Auburn.

The Tigers welcome Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium this week for a 11 a.m. CST kick off. The game will be broadcast on CBS.