VIDEO: Jalen Hurts Talks Bye Week, Facing Physical LSU Team
Alabama returned to the practice field this week after a bye to begin working towards a top-20 game against LSU on Saturday.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts will face the Tigers for the second time. A year ago as a freshman, Hurts scored a fourth-quarter touchdown to break a scoreless tie and give Alabama the lead for good. He finished with 107 yards passing and 114 yards rushing in the 10-0 victory in Baton Rouge.
"It was a hard-fought game," Hurts said. "LSU, they play good defense, had us in handcuffs for a little while. The biggest thing coming into this game is to go out there and prepare. You got to prepare. It comes down to execution."
Alabama enters the month of November as the top-ranked team and likely No. 1 team in the first College Football Playoff rankings, but Hurts said the team has one focus each week.
"Regardless of all those rankings or whatever the top four is, our goal is to win every week. We want to be 1-0 every week. If we're in the top four, we're in but that can change at anytime. It's kind of irrelevant to us. We just have to focus on our job, our task at hand."
You can listen to everything Hurts said in the video at the top of the page.