Gotta love Grant Delpit’s answer to that question.
“Maybe because he hasn’t played anyone like us yet,” Delpit said with a smile before giving his proper respect, “or just maybe because he makes smart decisions. He’s a great quarterback.”
True, LSU plays the best defense of any team ‘Bama has faced to date this season. The flip side of that particular coin is that LSU’s defense hasn’t faced a quarterback this season with a passer rating of — gulp! — 238.85. Tagovailoa has only had one game this season with a passer rating under 200, that is, if you don’t feel like rounding up his 199.68 against Tennessee.
No sweat, Grant.
It should make for a fascinating game. As somebody who watched the Tigers dismantle Georgia in Baton Rouge a few weeks ago, I certainly give Coach O’s bunch a puncher’s chance to pull the upset, but I can just as easily see a game that spirals out of control as Alabama’s offense doesn’t slow down. Joe Burrow is a consummate game manager; he’s not somebody who’s gonna hold his own in a shootout.
Boy, did CBS fall into it this Saturday, with a double header of games deciding both SEC divisions? Starting at 3:30, world, please don’t bother me.