TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels was hurt on a hard hit that drew a roughing-the-passer flag in the fourth quarter.
Daniels lay face down after the hit from Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner before walking off the field. He re-entered after one play but called time out after a false start penalty and went back to the sideline.
CBS reported that Daniels was in concussion protocol. His mother came down to the medical tent to check on him.
Garrett Nussmeier took his place both times and finished the series, including a fourth-and-10 play that didn’t get off. LSU coach Brian Kelly opted to punt after a snap infraction pushed them back 5 yards.
He came into the game leading the nation in total offense, averaging 387 yards per game. Considered a Heisman Trophy candidate, Daniels was close to that number when he was hurt.
Daniels was 15-of-24 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns with an interception off a deflection when he was hurt. He ran for 163 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
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