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Hurts, No. 1 Alabama hold off No. 19 LSU, 24-10

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama's defense sucked all the drama out of the ending with stop after stop, even as injuries took their toll.

With Jalen Hurts delivering some timely plays - and two touchdowns - the top-ranked Crimson Tide sweated out a bruising 24-10 victory over No. 19 LSU on Saturday night.

The Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) had to withstand a rare challenge this season from a league opponent, but the nation's top defense didn't allow much hope in the fourth quarter.

Alabama was ranked No. 2 in the first College Football Playoff rankings behind Georgia, which clinched the SEC East with a 24-10 victory over South Carolina.

''I told the players before the game that we haven't been tested with hard,'' Tide coach Nick Saban said. ''Hard kind of defines you. We didn't play a great game out there. We had a lot of self-inflicted wounds but you can't argue with the fight the players fought with.''

The game took a toll on Alabama's defense. Linebackers Shaun Dion Hamilton (knee) and Mack Wilson (foot) are ''probably out,'' Saban said, indicating they're potentially long-term injuries.

The Tigers (6-3, 3-2) kept getting defensive stops in the fourth quarter but couldn't muster a threat. They had to punt twice and then managed to squeeze out only a couple of first downs after taking over at their own 8 with 4:39 left.

Danny Etling completed a couple of short passes and gave way to backup Myles Brennan, who couldn't push them much further. He was sacked on fourth-and-long by freshman linebacker Dylan Moses.

Alabama ran out the clock on its seventh straight win in the SEC West rivalry. The Tigers came in riding a three-game winning streak since a loss to Troy that threatened to derail coach Ed Orgeron's first season and were still three-touchdown underdogs.

Orgeron said he doesn't believe in moral victories.

''Hey, here's the deal. We came here to beat Alabama, and I'd want my guys' mindset there,'' he said. ''And we're coming.''

They aren't there yet. Hurts had a 3-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter, throwing for two first downs and rushing for another on the drive.

Darrel Williams then led LSU to its only touchdown of the past two meetings. He scored on a 2-yarder after getting corralled just shy of the goal line following a 54-yard scamper out of the Wildcat formation.

Alabama added a field goal from Andy Pappanastos early in the fourth.

The teams combined for 15 punts and 10 sacks, six by the Tide. Alabama led 14-3 at the half and still hasn't allowed a first-half touchdown in an SEC game.

THE TAKEWAY

LSU: Kept up with the Tide everywhere but the scoreboard. Outgained Alabama 306-299. Etling was 12 of 26 for 137 yards with an interception by Ronnie Harrison. Derrius Guice produced 71 yards on 19 carries.

''The last two times I was here we didn't move the ball at all,'' linebacker Arden Key said. ''Tonight we moved the ball. As a matter of fact we had more yards than they did, but we just need to convert, continue to do the things we do and believe in them.''

Alabama: The league's top rushing offense was bottled up most of the night, despite a few nice runs by Hurts. Gained 116 yards on 36 carries. Shut down a star LSU tailback again after throttling Leonard Fournette the past two years. Hurts passed for 183 yards, including a 4-yard TD to Irv Smith, and ran for 44.

''They played an eight-man front on us all the time and made it really hard for us to run the ball,'' Saban said.

DEFENSIVE INJURIES

The game took a toll on Alabama defenders. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick went down a couple of times in the first half and played a situational role in the second with Saban saying he kept ''begging'' to get back in. Wilson was carted to the locker room before halftime and then Hamilton went down later. Alabama has already lost two linebackers for the season.

UP NEXT

LSU hosts a struggling Arkansas team.

Alabama visits No. 21 Mississippi State, a 34-23 winner over UMass.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 13:30
12-A.Pappanastos 40 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
52
yds
01:28
pos
10
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:48
34-C.Culp extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
21
Touchdown 1:48
28-D.Williams runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
67
yds
01:01
pos
9
21
Point After TD 2:55
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 2:55
2-J.Hurts runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
67
yds
02:22
pos
3
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:42
34-C.Culp 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
71
yds
05:35
pos
3
14
Point After TD 14:17
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 14:17
9-B.Scarbrough runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
37
yds
00:00
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:08
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 6:08
2-J.Hurts complete to 82-I.Smith. 82-I.Smith runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
90
yds
04:10
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 14
Rushing 8 7
Passing 8 6
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 9-19 5-14
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 278 278
Total Plays 73 60
Avg Gain 3.8 4.6
Net Yards Rushing 151 116
Rush Attempts 42 36
Avg Rush Yards 3.6 3.2
Net Yards Passing 127 162
Comp. - Att. 15-31 11-24
Yards Per Pass 4.1 6.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 6-28 4-21
Penalties - Yards 5-30 1-11
Touchdowns 1 3
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 8-41.4 8-51.6
Return Yards 54 35
Punts - Returns 1-2 3-11
Kickoffs - Returns 2-52 1-18
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-6
Kicking 2/2 4/4
Extra Points 1/1 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
19 LSU 6-3 037010
2 Alabama 9-0 777324
127 PASS YDS 162
151 RUSH YDS 116
278 TOTAL YDS 278
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Etling 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.2% 137 0 1 82.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58% 1589 9 2 146.0
D. Etling 12/26 137 0 1
M. Brennan 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 18 0 0 90.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 178 1 2 118.5
M. Brennan 3/5 18 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Williams 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 83 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
108 559 6
D. Williams 7 83 1 54
D. Guice 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 71 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
143 782 6
D. Guice 19 71 0 9
R. Gage 83 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 202 1
R. Gage 6 26 0 9
S. Sullivan 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 5 1
S. Sullivan 1 4 0 4
D. Dillon 19 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 98 0
D. Dillon 2 1 0 3
M. Brennan 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 0 0
M. Brennan 3 -14 0 3
D. Etling 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 75 1
D. Etling 4 -20 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Chark 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 588 0
D. Chark 3 53 0 23
S. Sullivan 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 146 1
S. Sullivan 2 44 0 31
D. Guice 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 71 0
D. Guice 5 29 0 11
D. Dillon 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 95 0
D. Dillon 1 16 0 16
D. Williams 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 241 0
D. Williams 2 7 0 8
R. Gage 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 173 2
R. Gage 1 5 0 5
F. Moreau 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 181 3
F. Moreau 1 1 0 1
J. Pettigrew 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 0
J. Pettigrew 0 0 0 0
D. Anderson 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Anderson 0 0 0 0
T. Carter 44 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 14 1
T. Carter 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Key 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.5
A. Key 6-2 0.5 0
C. Thompson 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
C. Thompson 5-0 1.0 0
K. Toliver II 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
K. Toliver II 5-0 0.0 0
D. White 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.5
D. White 5-4 0.5 0
G. Delpit 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
G. Delpit 4-0 0.0 0
R. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Lawrence 3-0 0.0 0
D. Alexander 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Alexander 2-1 0.0 0
G. Gilmore 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
G. Gilmore 2-0 1.0 0
C. LaCouture 18 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
C. LaCouture 2-1 1.0 0
F. Herron 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
F. Herron 2-3 0.0 0
A. Williams 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 3 0.0
A. Williams 2-0 0.0 0
T. Carter 44 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
D. Jackson 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0
J. Battle 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Battle 1-0 0.0 0
E. Alexander 95 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
E. Alexander 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Culp 34 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
9/10 14/14
C. Culp 1/1 21 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Z. Von Rosenberg 46 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 43.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
24 42.2 1
Z. Von Rosenberg 7 43.0 1 52
J. Growden 38 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 30.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 36.5 1
J. Growden 1 30.0 1 30
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Brossette 4 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
N. Brossette 1 29.0 29 0
C. Edwards-Helaire 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 20.9 23 0
C. Edwards-Helaire 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Chark 7 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 15.7 2 2
D. Chark 1 2.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45.8% 183 1 0 123.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.6% 1406 10 1 145.8
J. Hurts 11/24 183 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 44 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
98 616 7
J. Hurts 14 44 1 19
B. Scarbrough 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 39 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
92 416 7
B. Scarbrough 11 39 1 11
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 730 10
D. Harris 9 33 0 8
J. Jacobs 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 174 0
J. Jacobs 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Ridley 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 61 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 584 2
C. Ridley 3 61 0 24
H. Ruggs 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 159 5
H. Ruggs 1 47 0 47
I. Smith Jr. 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 111 2
I. Smith Jr. 2 25 1 21
R. Foster 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 119 1
R. Foster 2 23 0 14
C. Sims 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 155 0
C. Sims 1 15 0 15
D. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 79 1
D. Smith 1 12 0 12
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 46 0
D. Harris 0 0 0 0
J. Jeudy 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 208 1
J. Jeudy 0 0 0 0
B. Scarbrough 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 86 0
B. Scarbrough 1 0 0 0
H. Hentges 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 60 2
H. Hentges 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Evans 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 1.0
R. Evans 10-0 1.0 0
R. Davis 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
R. Davis 6-3 1.0 0
L. Wallace 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 3 2.0
L. Wallace 5-1 0.0 0
Q. Williams 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
Q. Williams 4-1 1.0 0
H. Jones 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
H. Jones 4-1 0.0 0
R. Harrison 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 3 0.5
R. Harrison 4-2 0.5 1
A. Averett 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
A. Averett 3-0 0.0 0
S. Hamilton 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
S. Hamilton 3-0 0.0 0
K. Holcombe 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Holcombe 2-0 0.0 0
M. Fitzpatrick 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.5
M. Fitzpatrick 2-1 0.5 0
I. Buggs 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
I. Buggs 2-1 0.0 0
A. Jennings 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
A. Jennings 2-2 0.0 0
T. Brown 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
T. Brown 1-2 0.0 0
D. Payne 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.5
D. Payne 1-3 0.5 0
J. Mosley 16 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
J. Mosley 1-2 0.0 0
B. Davis 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
D. Moses 18 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
D. Moses 1-1 1.5 0
J. Frazier 69 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Frazier 1-0 0.0 0
D. Hand 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Hand 0-2 0.0 0
L. Ray 89 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
L. Ray 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Pappanastos 12 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
14/17 45/45
A. Pappanastos 1/1 40 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Scott 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 51.6 6
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 42.5 6
J. Scott 8 51.6 6 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
H. Ruggs 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 19.2 18 0
H. Ruggs 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
X. Marks 19 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 3.7 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 4.5 7 0
X. Marks 3 3.7 7 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:05 LSU 9 2:39 7 39 Punt
6:03 LSU 28 3:39 8 33 Punt
0:14 LSU 39 0:00 1 61 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:17 LSU 25 5:35 12 71 FG
7:38 LSU 13 2:42 5 10 Punt
2:52 LSU 6 2:47 5 23 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LSU 25 3:19 6 19 Punt
10:12 LSU 20 1:01 3 5 Punt
7:28 LSU 10 2:00 3 7 Punt
2:49 LSU 33 1:01 4 67 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 LSU 25 2:07 6 7 Punt
9:10 LSU 17 2:41 7 3 Punt
4:39 LSU 8 2:17 9 31 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 BAMA 26 1:40 3 9 Punt
10:18 BAMA 10 4:10 9 90 TD
2:17 BAMA 9 1:55 5 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:08 LSU 37 0:00 4 37 TD
8:38 BAMA 25 0:45 3 0 Punt
4:09 BAMA 24 1:07 4 26 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:31 BAMA 23 1:10 3 6 Punt
9:04 BAMA 37 1:24 3 5 Punt
5:17 BAMA 44 2:22 8 56 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:48 BAMA 25 1:28 10 52 FG
11:07 BAMA 26 1:43 3 -1 Punt
6:22 BAMA 39 1:35 3 1 Punt
2:17 LSU 17 1:49 4 9 Game