TUSCALOOSA, Ala. In recent weeks, AJ McCarron and T.J. Yeldon have had their time on the merry-go-round of Heisman Trophy candidates.
On Saturday night, the school's run of viable Heisman options took a broader turn, as the dominant Crimson Tide defense thwarted four potential scoring drives and preserved No. 1 Alabama's 25-0 shutout victory over No. 21 Ole Miss.
OK, so the college football world hasn't evolved to the point where a defense-only playmaker or defensive unit, at large can seriously claim the sport's most prestigious award.
For one night, though, who could argue against the notion of a team earning the highest of singular honors? Especially since the Crimson Tide (205 total yards allowed) performed as if there was some looming threat of 5 a.m. wind sprints or five-mile jogs on Monday, if they ceded a single point on the scoreboard.
Yes, McCarron completed 20 of his first 23 passes. Yes, Yeldon (148 total yards, one TD)ripped off a sterling touchdown run (68 yards...