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Tagovailoa's Heisman path runs over Auburn, 52-21

Nov 24, 2018; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Anfernee Jennings (33) celebrates with teammates after an interception against the Auburn Tigers during the second half at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

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In need of a statement victory for his Heisman candidacy, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa tossed five touchdowns and ran for another in the team's Iron Bowl victory over Auburn, 52-21.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 overall

Alabama offense

Tua Taogvailoa, QB – 73.5 overall grade
Jaylen Waddle – 70.4 overall grade
Henry Ruggs III, WR – 70.2 overall grade
Josh Jacobs, RB – 69.8 overall grade
Jonah Williams, OT – 69.6 overall grade

Alabama defense

Anfernee Jennings, Edge – 81.3 overall grade
Shyheim Carter, CB – 80.6 overall grade
Saivion Smith, S – 76.8 overall grade
Quinnen Williams, DI – 73.6 overall grade
Mack Wilson, LB – 73.6 overall grade

Auburn offense

Prince Tega Wanogho, OT – 64.8 overall grade
Darius Slayton, WR – 63.7 overall grade
Jack Driscoll, OT – 63.5 overall grade
Chandler Cox, FB – 62.2 overall grade
Ryan Davis, WR – 61.4 overall grade

Auburn defense

Derrick Brown, DI – 81.3 overall grade
Darrell Williams, LB – 74.0 overall grade
Deshaun Davis, LB – 71.5 overall grade
Noah Igbinoghene, CB – 62.1 overall grade
Javaris Davis, CB – 60.4 overall grade

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