Which one of you idiots let Alabama get a real QB that can throw down the field?
Now that Tua Tagovailoa is firmly cemented as the starter, the Alabama offense is humming along. Coming into their destruction of Chad Morris and Arkansas, Tua had already thrown for 14 touchdowns despite completing just 66 passes in five games.
At half, the Crimson Tide led 41-14, and Tua looked as if he was playing on rookie mode in NCAA Football.
My new favorite Saturday pastime: Looking up Tua's halftime stats. ... Good lord. pic.twitter.com/eJgFkAa5Yb— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 6, 2018
Just two incompletions and four touchdowns, including a 76-yard catch-and-run by tight end Irv Smith. Good Lord.
In addition to his touchdown to Smith, Tagovailoa also ripped a 49-yard bomb to receiver Jerry Jeudy that looked every bit like an NFL throw.
Tua with the dime to Jerry Jeudy for the TD pic.twitter.com/G0fZD0Hn9X— Ty Wurth (@WurthDraft) October 6, 2018
Any way you slice Tagovailoa's scorching start, you could find something incredible. Perhaps nothing can categorize how impressive the sophomore Hawaiian has been than the fact that he is throwing a touchdown almost as frequently as throwing an incomplete pass.
Tua Tagovailoa has 23 incompletions and 18 touchdown passes on the season. Plus 2 rushing touchdowns.— Ben Jones (@BW_Jones) October 6, 2018
This start is likely not sustainable, but that doesn't make it any less amazing. Tagovailoa and his NFL arm could make this the best Tide team we've seen in years.
And that's truly scary.