Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa committed a few costly errors early in Alabama’s 46-41 loss to LSU on Saturday. But Tagovailoa kept fighting, sparking a valiant effort from the Crimson Tide in the second half.
Although it wasn’t enough, the Alabama quarterback’s performance was certainly noteworthy. And it goes to show how special of quarterback prospect he is. Tagovailoa finished with 418 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Tigers.
Alabama WR DeVonta Smith gave high praise for his quarterback on Monday afternoon. Check out his comments below.
“He played great,” Smith said during Alabama’s media session on Monday. “Despite the outcome, we know there’s things that we could have done better as a group offensively, defensively. We’re going to correct that, and he’s a warrior for what he did.”
“Warrior” is the perfect word to describe Tagovailoa’s performance. He clearly wasn’t 100 percent during Saturday’s game. After all, Tagovailoa had ankle surgery on Oct. 20 and had a much quicker recovery than expected.
But the quarterback didn’t use his injury as an excuse. Tagovailoa persevered and nearly completed the comeback on Saturday, falling just short.
As for Alabama, the Crimson Tide may be on the outside looking in in regards to the College Football Playoff. It’ll be interesting to see where they are placed in this week’s rankings.
Tagovailoa, Smith and the Crimson Tide look to bounce back this week against Mississippi State.