​Thought Alabama might be tested for the first time this season? Think again.


Nick Saban's Crimson Tide finally did have to play their starting quarterback in the fourth quarter, but this was more for appearances. Saban's routinely preached modesty with this group, but it'll be tough to keep out the rat poison after their 29-0 win in Baton Rouge.


Ed Orgeron and the No. 3 LSU Tigers looked ​overmatched and out-coached from the opening whistle. Alabama out-gained LSU 579-184, and it's surprising the final result wasn't even more lopsided come game's end.

Tua Tagovailoa gifted us a legendary Heisman moment, running for his final touchdown and ​nearly injuring himself while celebrating. Alabama's offense was thoroughly impressive throughout, with LSU's defense admirably taking 'bend but don't break' to a new extreme.


Bama's defense--originally viewed as a potential weakness heading into the season--was dominant, controlling the line of scrimmage and making Joe Burrow look like just about every other LSU QB over the past decade.

You really don't want the smoke.