Found October 28, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
The phrase "trap game" is used to denote a game where the team that is an obvious favorite loses to an underdog because they might be looking ahead to a bigger opponent or are coming off of an emotional game the previous week.
Alabama could have been caught unawares at home by Mississippi State on Saturday night, with a road game at LSU on the docket next Saturday.
But this is Alabama under Nick Saban. There was no peeking ahead, as the Crimson Tide handily defeated the previously undefeated Bulldogs 38-7.
A.J. McCarron went 16 for 23 for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and freshman running back T.J. Yeldon added 84 yards rushing for the Crimson Tide as they ran their record to 8-0 (5-0 SEC West).
Mississippi State had a couple of red zone opportunities during the game, but a blocked field goal and an interception killed two potential scoring drives. Alabama yielded a meaningless touchdown late when the second and third stringers were on the field.
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An Alabama fan was nice enough to send us some pictures of him voting for Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide for the President of The United States of America. He asked that we please post this note due to some technical errors. We try and avoid politics at all costs on this site but this was way too good not to post. Hopefully AJ McCarron can be Secretary of State and Eddie...
A Mississippi State Buldog fan put this sign on the Nick Saban statue and from what history has taught us is that Alabama fans do not like it when you mess with their statues. Allegedly, a Cam Newton jersey was placed on the Nick Saban statue and that was what (allegedly) sparked Harvey Updyke to (allegedly) poison Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner. According to to Larry Brown Sports...
Mississippi State may be a big underdog against No. 1-ranked Alabama on Saturday, but don’t bother telling that to Bulldogs fans. The University launched a Twitter campaign that features a “#WeBelieve” hashtag to promote positive spirit leading up to the clash with the Crimson Tide. Those supporting Mississippi State tag their tweets with a “#WeBelieve,” [...]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- AJ McCarron passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns and No. 1 Alabama reached the end zone on its first three possessions in a 38-7 victory over No. 11 Mississippi State on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) quickly turned the meeting of unbeaten SEC West teams into a mismatch, rolling toward a national title game rematch...
Nick Saban and Alabama have seemingly mastered the art of big games, but that atmosphere is still fairly new to Mississippi State.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide hosts the 13th-ranked Bulldogs Saturday night in a matchup of unbeaten SEC West teams. The winner gains the inside track for the division title, though both must play No. 6 LSU in the next few weeks.
The Bulldogs are off...
AJ McCarron passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns and No. 1 Alabama reached the end zone on its first three possessions in a 38-7 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) quickly turned the meeting of unbeaten SEC West teams into a mismatch, rolling toward a national title game rematch at No. 6 LSU.
The Bulldogs (7...
Remember when Nick Saban called his defense young and inexperienced at the start of the season? Well nine weeks in, Alabama ranks No. 1 nationally in four major defensive statistical categories and No. 2 in another.
They wont be the dominant forces on the Tiger Stadium turf when No. 1 Alabama and No. 5 LSU collide Saturday night. That designation would fall on the defenses, which are ranked first (Crimson Tide) and third (Tigers) in the nation.
But for Alabama QB A.J. McCarron and his counterpart, Zach Mettenberger, this could be a defining game.
McCarron has been quietly building steam as...
Welcome to the Fallout.
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is listed as being "out indefinitely" following an injury to his right knee during the Gamecocks' win over Tennessee. (AP/ESPN)
Every Dog Has His Day.
Georgia defeats previously unbeaten Florida 17-9. It's the first time since 1989 that the Dawgs have beaten the...
Are you and Alabama Crimson Tide fan? Are you and Auburn Tiger fan? Do you want Gene Chizik fired? Do you worship Nick Saban on Sundays? Maybe you would like to add to your diabetes risk by buying these moon pies that are Alabama or Auburn themed. The people seem to love them! These moon pies will shoot so much sugar and glucose into your system that your football team won’t even...
The Super Six
Georgia reminded everyone of its potential, while the Irish passed the toughest test of what is becoming an intriguing and unbeaten season, their latest “Return to Glory” refrain.
The Tide toyed with previously undefeated Mississippi State, winning 38-7. A.J. McCarron, who leads the nation in passing efficiency, has yet to throw a pick in 177...
Early in the third quarter, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron unleased a pass for Amari Cooper. Mississippi State safety Darius Slay stepped in front of Cooper, reached up, and…had the ball bounce off his hands.