How did Alabama beat the best team in the country?

Alabama’s defense allowed only one touchdown and only one field goal in a 27-21 victory over LSU in the season opener.

The Tide’s offense was able to run for three touchdowns, including a 39-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Brown by quarterback Jalen Hurts, who was held out of the second half of the game after being held out with an injury.

The Tigers’ defense had no sacks or forced fumbles, and the offense didn’t allow a single point.

Alabama was able do that because of quarterback Blake Sims’ arm strength and his ability to create plays for his receivers.

Alabama did have four sacks and six hits allowed.

Alabama’s secondary held the Tigers to 10 points on five drives.

The Crimson Tide held LSU to a season-low 33 points and five sacks.

The game was tied at 21 when LSU quarterback Justin Fields’ interception led to a field goal by Hurts.

Alabama finished the game with a season high of 10 points, but LSU went on to beat the Tigers by an 18-7 margin on Nov. 1.

************** The Associated Press contributed to this report.