No. 2 Alabama vs South Carolina Recap: Tua Tagovailoa & playmakers lead Bama to big win | CBS Sports

  • Published: 15 September 2019
  • No. 2 Alabama pulled away from South Carolina in the second half to top the Gamecocks 47-23 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was 28-of-36 passing for 444 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He now has eight games with four or more touchdown passes -- breaking AJ McCarron's previous record of seven.

    Tagovailoa found a new target, too. Running back Najee Harris caught two of those touchdown passes -- the first two touchdown receptions of the junior's career.

    South Carolina freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski did all he could to keep the Gamecocks in the game, going 36-of-57 passing for 324 yards and two touchdowns. Since taking over for Jake Bentley following the opener, the four-star prospect in the Class of 2019 has lived up to the recruiting hype.


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  • infamous4141
    infamous4141  2 days back

    How did Georgia lose so badly at home against this team?!?

    • Tyler Dora
      Tyler Dora  6 days back

      This team beat Georgia on the road.

    • Ron McDon
      Ron McDon  4 weeks back

      damn that south carolina crowd is turnt up.

      • Carl Johns
        Carl Johns  4 weeks back

        I saw 21 points taken back from SC for bs calls......bama isnt THAT scary this year

        • Pat Downs
          Pat Downs  4 weeks back

          Bama looks weak and, even worse, they got a weak schedule. All they got ahead is LSU and the barners. So they'll prob win out and then lose to Georgia or Clemson. This is not a Bama year. My guess is Ga takes it all.

          • Pat Downs
            Pat Downs  4 weeks back

            Bama looks weak even with a schedule. All they got ahead is LSU and the barners. So they'll prob win out and then lose to Georgia or Clemson. This is not a Bama year.

            • Joshua Jfly
              Joshua Jfly  4 weeks back

              Jerry Juedys route at 7:20 😱

              • Jason McKinney
                Jason McKinney  4 weeks back

                Always a holding call to bring a touchdown back

                • Road Toad
                  Road Toad  1 months back

                  Yes, Bama won but SC gets 31, yes, 31 1st downs! Not good.

                  • Timothy Kitchen
                    Timothy Kitchen  1 months back

                    Georgia Will Beat Alabama This Year, Georgia Have a more talented team then bama this year. 🤷🏿‍♂️

                    • Amber Lou
                      Amber Lou  4 weeks back

                      Nick saban said he doesn't want to play Georgia this year and so they won't due to the rematch Georgia asked for last year and got best 2 years in a row

                  • Amber Fortson
                    Amber Fortson  1 months back

                    amber vat am gal it a faopt ifka
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                    • Glenn Weeks
                      Glenn Weeks  1 months back

                      I am a huge Bama fan but South Carolina played well. They were cheated out of a touchdown.The officiating in this game was terrible. This one crew is noted for the number of needless flags thrown and for ignoring obviously fouls. The score doesn't reflect the true physicality of both teams during this game. South Carolina is a talented team that needs better coaching and as always Roll Tide.

                      • Paul Rollings
                        Paul Rollings  1 months back

                        No TD. The players knee was down.

                      • Roger Woods
                        Roger Woods  1 months back

                        But if you going to call out bad officiating at least be fair. What about the BAMA 16 yard pass to #88 for the touchdown? i guess that wasn't cheating too, you seem to only care if its SC.. Are you sure you a BAMA fan or just saying that to look good lol. Yeah there was some bad calls but that would have not change the outcome of the game, SC simply loss to the better team but they will surprise a lot of doubters this season including Georgia.

                    • WMM We Making Moves
                      WMM We Making Moves  1 months back

                      Go blue

                      • J D
                        J D  1 months back

                        More interesting was linemen being down field on rpo's many of them should have been called back. Rule says 3 yards, not 4 or 5 or 6 .. Also, you can't block down field and then turn around and catch the ball or such. Seems you there were a number of things that alabama got away with. USC was cheated out of 2 or three TD's. Plus they totally exposed alabama's defense and one dimensional offense. USC, even with the very poor "officiating" had 500 yards of offense; while holding them under 80 yards rushing. Doesn't bode well for alabama.

                        • Jason Mansell
                          Jason Mansell  1 months back

                          @Paul Rollings yep delusion at its finest

                        • Paul Rollings
                          Paul Rollings  1 months back

                          Good luck to whatever team you worship.

                        • Roger Woods
                          Roger Woods  1 months back

                          @Lee Seals Damn right, them RB played a good game. #RollTide

                        • Roger Woods
                          Roger Woods  1 months back

                          Sounds like an salty loser that's trying to find anything to knock on BAMA. They have one sloppy game an these idiots are trying to nitpick.. and the game was over when it was 40-16.

                        • Lee Seals
                          Lee Seals  1 months back

                          Short passes to your running backs are essentially running plays that give them the ball in space. Najee Harris had 123 total yards and 2 TDs on 12 touches. Brian Robinson had another 70 yards on 10 touches. 22 touches, 193 yards and 2 TDs is a pretty damn good stat line from their running backs.

                      • Alexandre Posenatto
                        Alexandre Posenatto  1 months back


                        • Christian Juneau
                          Christian Juneau  1 months back


                          • Paul Rollings
                            Paul Rollings  1 months back

                            @Christian Juneau You mean the facts you make up. Fake News

                          • Paul Rollings
                            Paul Rollings  1 months back

                            Bama has many injuries to several starters on the Front Seven. Don't let hate (ALL CAPS) cloud your judgement.

                          • Christian Juneau
                            Christian Juneau  1 months back

                            @WasntNoFun Truth and the truth only.... maybe its just hard for you to hear.

                          • Christian Juneau
                            Christian Juneau  1 months back

                            @WasntNoFun EXCUSES?? None here; just facts!!

                          • Christian Juneau
                            Christian Juneau  1 months back

                            @Lee Seals GOOD THING ITS THIS YEAR!! 2019...

                        • CrazyLegs
                          CrazyLegs  1 months back

                          Miami awaits your talents tua

                          • Dev Patel
                            Dev Patel  1 months back

                            That flip behind the head 🔥 if only there was no penalty never have seen such a smooth fake

                            • P4F Ace
                              P4F Ace  1 months back

                              They cheated a lot lmao feel bad for the cockscomb

                              • jamar reid
                                jamar reid  6 days back

                                @P4F Ace didn't hear about the shooting

                              • P4F Ace
                                P4F Ace  6 days back

                                jamar reid George’s defense was better than South Carolina’s James Cole he needs to be fired

                              • P4F Ace
                                P4F Ace  6 days back

                                jamar reid no Fuck both teams that shooting that happened in Athens yesterday was unbelievable all the missed pass interference is I mean I know Georgia played terrible but South Carolina played even worse

                              • jamar reid
                                jamar reid  1 months back

                                They did, definitely was a TD for SC right before half. Should've been 24-17 bama at half.

                            • mausborn15
                              mausborn15  1 months back

                              Tua Tagovailoa’s stats through Week 3:

                              70-91 (77%) for 1,007 YDs
                              12 TDs (13 total)
                              0 INTs

                              Trevor Lawrence’s stats through Week 3:

                              59-97 (61%) for 831 YDs
                              5 TDs (7 Total)
                              5 INTs

                              Yes, Lawrence is trash!

                              • Marv Marv
                                Marv Marv  1 months back

                                Soo my sorry ass Dolphins could Tua Tagaviola.

                                • BulldogIrish
                                  BulldogIrish  1 months back

                                  How many Dolphins fans here to see our new Qb? :)

                                  • Renaldy Calixte
                                    Renaldy Calixte  3 weeks back

                                    Dolphins should grab Judy the WR and then scoop up Jalen Hurts.

                                  • Chris Ika
                                    Chris Ika  3 weeks back

                                    You remember those dolphin players who went sailing and were never found? Goodbye Tua.

                                  • Batman Pop's
                                    Batman Pop's  4 weeks back


                                  • brookside109
                                    brookside109  4 weeks back

                                    I hope he doesn't go there. that team stinks unless their players have heart and play no matter what.

                                  • bez787
                                    bez787  4 weeks back

                                    He’s looking good 😎

                                • Lenny Pepperidge
                                  Lenny Pepperidge  1 months back

                                  Alabama is a farce! Easy schedule

                                  • Jason Mansell
                                    Jason Mansell  1 months back

                                    @Paul Rollings exactly...don't want to hear ANY Clemson fan criticize anyone's schedule

                                  • Paul Rollings
                                    Paul Rollings  1 months back

                                    What kind of schedule does Clemson have?

                                  • Roger Woods
                                    Roger Woods  1 months back

                                    BAMA isn't the only one.. but like Nick Saban said it's not up to him, there are schools that are scared to play BAMA.. so Nick Saban is left with whats ever on the table.

                                • 100anti
                                  100anti  1 months back

                                  I would like to see Bama fake the kick too, and make it! Smitty Silky Smooth...Boom! Najee Tracker going for broke!! LOL
                                  Defence intercept those balls. Great blocking Jeudy. Not every game you going eat. Good effort Tennison, next game! @ 7:32 Hang'em Latu! Lol

                                  • Primetime Ford
                                    Primetime Ford  1 months back

                                    Najee a Beast on God!

                                    • Tj Adams
                                      Tj Adams  1 months back

                                      Linebacker #10 and CB #5 for bama both had an awful game.

                                      • NettieBon
                                        NettieBon  1 months back

                                        Shocked Shyheim played that bad

                                    • Chris T
                                      Chris T  1 months back

                                      SC played great! Bama better step it up. Kind of an embarrassing performance. They can't do that with the likes of UGA, Auburn, LSU or Clemson.

                                      • Starling H.
                                        Starling H.  4 weeks back

                                        @Chris T , thank for the kind words as well, my friend. I have a good feeling it's going to be an instant classic game. Look forward to speaking to you again, until then, God speed.

                                      • Chris T
                                        Chris T  4 weeks back

                                        @Starling H. You're a class act, dude, much respect! Thanks for the great words. Same goes for you guys. And a third meeting would be a phenomenal game! Hopefully we'll see it. Take it easy, my friend! Maybe we'll talk again.

                                      • Starling H.
                                        Starling H.  4 weeks back

                                        @Chris T, I have no doubt Georgia is on the eve of greatest. I can see it in the coaching staff and players'' eyes. You had some great points, my friend! You are sincerely a classy Georgia fan. Let me also say, I have respect for your teams players as well, because they left it all out on the field each of the last two meetings between our teams. I can see our teams meeting at the end of the year in The Dome, again. Best of luck to you guys as well. Georgia's glory days are on the horizon again, mark my words.

                                      • Chris T
                                        Chris T  4 weeks back

                                        @Starling H. Not a Bama fan, actually Georgia, but SEC as a whole. But I do like Bama a lot and totally agree with what you said. Rep our team, win or lose, and respect the guys that strap up and give it their all. Bama is a great team and I hate seeing the haters anxiously waiting for the day someone knocks them off. They're where they are because they're that good. I hope to see UGA in that position one day, but either way, SEC all the way. The Bama/UGA games were some of the best I've ever seen, excitement start to finish. And mad respect to those boys. Best of luck to ya this year, buddy. Hopefully we'll meet again!

                                      • Starling H.
                                        Starling H.  4 weeks back

                                        @Chris T , anyone can see that our young team has a few things to improve on. Despite the missed opportunities, I feel like everyone is trying out there. I've observed improvements in each facet of the team since the first game. Most importantly, I know without a doubt, the one thing our young team needs more than anything, is for us, (as fans) is to encourage them and support them. Please remember, they all are just kids playing a game out there. They all may look like full grown monsters, but they really aren't. Don't get me wrong, I admire them and envy them all for getting to suit up in crimson and white..... Also, they get to run out of that tunnel, on gameday, with their index finger pointed towards The Bear. In my humble opinion, win or loss, they will always be winners, because, WE ARE ALABAMA!!! ALABAMA, WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE!!! ROLL TIDE!!!

                                    • Johnny Clemson
                                      Johnny Clemson  1 months back

                                      Tore dat azz up ! ha ha !

                                    • sheila StillstandingMoore

                                      Roll TIDE babe!

                                      • Tyree Dill
                                        Tyree Dill  1 months back

                                        SC had it for a second and then, oh wait no they didn’t

                                        • james caesar
                                          james caesar  1 months back

                                          South Carolina kept shooting themselves in the foot.... And those gamecock Dbs are trash....

                                          • Lee Seals
                                            Lee Seals  1 months back

                                            Those Gamecock DBs were having to guard 4 NFL first round draft picks that had the potential first overall pick in next year's draft throwing the ball to them.

                                        • Baatdad 71
                                          Baatdad 71  1 months back

                                          Dam #Tua🤯

                                          • Trisstan Felder
                                            Trisstan Felder  1 months back

                                            Any body here after that TikTok video

                                            • Maria Silva
                                              Maria Silva  1 months back

                                              Roll Tide!!!

                                              • Theron Wright
                                                Theron Wright  1 months back

                                                South Carolina better than some of these ranked teams. Roll Tide

                                                • jamar reid
                                                  jamar reid  4 weeks back

                                                  @laynebrock alabama is stronger than my team until proven otherwise. I do think we have a decent shot at them if we were to get out of that 5 spot and get back in the playoff. Honestly, I just want OSU to make it and play Alabama or Clemson, just to see where we're at.

                                                • jamar reid
                                                  jamar reid  4 weeks back

                                                  @laynebrock I agree Georgia will be the biggest test. LSU is a semi test until proven otherwise. I don't fully believe in them, and won't until they play Alabama. Only reason I put ANY stock in lsu is because I know they have nfl talent. Alabama has been the most dominant team in cfb over the last decade, me saying they look weak in a couple of areas means weak for Alabama standards, or for top 5 teams standards. You can point out weaknesses in just about every college football team, save 1 or 2, usually Alabama is that 1 or 2, all I was saying.

                                                • laynebrock
                                                  laynebrock  4 weeks back

                                                  jamar reid Yeah our secondary is our strength right now so if LSU can’t run on us that game will be very similar to last year. Georgia is a little more well rounded so they’ll probably be a bigger test but we’ve won like 8 straight against LSU and they’re gonna beat us eventually so this would have to be the year for them cause when they lose burrow next year their pass game is gonna go into hiding again

                                                • jamar reid
                                                  jamar reid  4 weeks back

                                                  @laynebrock well if that's the case, we'll found out in the Georgia game. LSU is only going to challenge the secondary. The Georgia game will tell if Alabama is there in the trenches this year.

                                                • laynebrock
                                                  laynebrock  4 weeks back

                                                  jamar reid You’re right Alabama is weak right now in the trenches but mainly because of injuries and suspensions we’ll have a lot of difference makers back by the time we play LSU and our offensive line will look much better. The only foreseeable problem with Alabama this year is at middle-linebacker. 2 true freshman starters if they don’t get better really fast Alabama is gonna get ran all over and killed by opposing TEs

                                              • Hugh Janus
                                                Hugh Janus  1 months back

                                                Where's the running game? There isn't one. Bama is traditionally a run first team which pounds the opposition into submission. This Bama team looks like some pass-happy shit West Coast team. That won't cut the mustard in the business end of the season.

                                                • Jason Mansell
                                                  Jason Mansell  1 months back

                                                  @Caleb Soukhamneut exactly. Some people don't understand that u play to ur strength

                                                • Caleb Soukhamneut
                                                  Caleb Soukhamneut  1 months back

                                                  Hugh Janus if you heard the post game interview saban said he didn’t attempt much to run the ball and he said if it ain’t broke don’t fix it lol. I agree the running game is off but I mean if you watch the NFL, a lot of teams are pass heavy and a good night for a running back is a little over 100 yards rushing. In college 100 yards rushing is nothing though, 200 yards is a good night. I think the pro style pass heavy offense suits tua better, however we do need to step that running game up. But also think about it, why do you think there are not many QB’s that are drafted from the SEC?

                                                • Theron Wright
                                                  Theron Wright  1 months back

                                                  Actually we need pass game. Running all the time doesn’t work anymore

                                                • hahah lol
                                                  hahah lol  1 months back

                                                  Run against a stacked box.okay

                                              • Mo Dollaz
                                                Mo Dollaz  1 months back

                                                When tua becomes a Carolina panther all of Hawaii will bandwagon and be panther fans 😒😒😒😒😒

                                                • Richard Christie
                                                  Richard Christie  1 weeks back

                                                  Tua will be a dolphin sorry bud 🤷🏽‍♂️

                                                • Mo Dollaz
                                                  Mo Dollaz  4 weeks back

                                                  @Julius Isaia ufa kefe

                                                • Julius Isaia
                                                  Julius Isaia  4 weeks back


                                                • Slim Brady
                                                  Slim Brady  1 months back

                                                  I don't think that's being a bandwagon fan. Imo a bandwagon fan is a fan who only likes a team when they start to get good. If Hawaiians start rooting for whatever team that drafts Tua, that's just them supporting their boy. Doubt he'll go to Carolina anyways.

                                                • H P
                                                  H P  1 months back

                                                  And your point is????

                                              • Moonroof
                                                Moonroof  1 months back

                                                Wasnt. ablow out

                                                • Jeremy Donahoo
                                                  Jeremy Donahoo  1 months back

                                                  The game was decided by more than 3 tds. Oh and sc scored a td in garbage time at the end of 4th.

                                                • Bodhi’s House
                                                  Bodhi’s House  1 months back


                                              • King Young Pimpin
                                                King Young Pimpin  1 months back

                                                Alabama's offense is deadly to opposing teams. Tua and Jalen will be in competition all year for that Heisman trophy based on watching the first three games of this season

                                                • darkwarr80
                                                  darkwarr80  1 months back

                                                  Having the refs on your side didnt hurt either, never seen such blatant bias calling in my life.

                                                  • Paul Rollings
                                                    Paul Rollings  1 months back

                                                    When in doubt blame the Refs.

                                                  • Ghost
                                                    Ghost  1 months back

                                                    At least someone can call bullshit when they see it

                                                • Edisto Joe
                                                  Edisto Joe  1 months back

                                                  Gamecocks defense overwhelmed.

                                                  • Paul Thompson
                                                    Paul Thompson  1 months back

                                                    Just read SBnation. Eeh! What the the Mainstream Media missed is BAMA'S biggest problem on offense-at this time. There is literially no running game/threat! First time in coach's career. At best, it's generic as even Mr. N. Harris's highlight was a pass play. Generic; no special threat thus far this year! Can't tell if it's an O-line prob, or an OC-prob not focusing enough on run game due to the best pass attack in NCAA history..? Dear God, hoping it's not another BAMA rigidity! Did Ford get in some kind of trouble this past week to merrited no touches? Dabo and his OC; Darth-Evil-Vader, is seeing this to (lack of rungame). Needs immediate attention. Giving A+++ for throwing in box w those slants (wondering if deep crosses could really mix it up as well?), but near end of season will need to establish some kind of run threat, especially if the seductive lure of RPO's suduces BAMA again as did last season & Nat Champ (Thank God he's at Maryland). Number 48's ejection was merited, helmet to helmet is bad! But saw something in 48 that has been missing on BAMA D-line for 4 past years: Ferocity, a backfirld-threatening-disruptive-meaness, bully-a real bully, hinging on violent! Definately will need it by LSU game and on, especially if BAMA wants to save the rest of it's LB's (didn't we have this exact-same problem 2 yrs ago?!?). Instead fans been having to deal w too much grease playing to quick exhaustion. Please consider bringing up #48 (good ole fashion dominating meanness-but watch the caloric intake), & Mr Ford at rb (at least 3-5 touches w some kind of trap blocking?). Otherwise game grade is 92.5 percent. Rooster-QB has a future if he chooses, as attitude determines Altitude, and he presents well. Touchee to Coach for letting younger player's play, even if cost us another TD by the roosters ... Mr. Hurt's still suspect of artificial game-stead, and 'Booo' to Coach Smart for not letting up at home... Really impressing, or is it over compensating..?

                                                  • Kareem Jones
                                                    Kareem Jones  1 months back

                                                    Bama will loose 2 games this year

                                                  • Jimmy Wright
                                                    Jimmy Wright  1 months back

                                                    I’m not too sure about that holding call on the fake fg

                                                    • Jeff Vickers
                                                      Jeff Vickers  1 months back

                                                      If you're from bama 95% chance your inbred

                                                      • Aidan O'Keeffe
                                                        Aidan O'Keeffe  1 months back

                                                        Jeudy’s route at 7:16 is incredible

                                                        • MavsFan41 MavsFan41
                                                          MavsFan41 MavsFan41  1 months back

                                                          Love both teams. But it looked like the refs entered in their cheats codes to steal two touchdowns from South Carolina.

                                                          • Charles Doyle
                                                            Charles Doyle  1 months back

                                                            Wrong. He fake field goal touchdown was called back for holding. Which was the right call. Watch again.

                                                        • Swedish American
                                                          Swedish American  1 months back

                                                          Nobody in the country can stop or even slow down that passing game if everybody is healthy. The O-line still needs some work and the interior defense needs some time together.

                                                          Even Clemson and Georgia will not be able to stop that passing game.