BATON ROUGE, La. — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw his first interception of the season on his 27th attempt of the night with 3:27 to go until halftime.
LSU defensive back Todd Harris picked off a deep pass intended for Jerry Jeudy. The Alabama defense quickly forced a three-and-out.
Tagovailoa had thrown 194 consecutive passes without a pick, dating back to the national championship game against Georgia. It was the second longest streak without an interception in school history, eclipsed only by AJ McCarron’s streak of 291 passes without an interception from 2011-12.
Running back Damien Harris moved into ninth place in school history in rushing yards. He passed Dennis Riddle (1994-97), who had 2,645 career rushing yards. Harris finished the first half with 2,683 career rushing yards. Next up on the list is Johnny Musso, who finished his career with 2,741 yards.
Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III caught his eighth touchdown of the season in the first quarter. That moved him into a tie for sixth place for most receiving touchdowns in a season in school history. He’s now tied with Al Bell (1985) and ArDarius Stewart (2016).