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No. 4 Alabama 49, Western Carolina 0
Hope you're happy, Coach Sumlin: This game was over before it began. One of the many FCS Sothern Conference teams the SEC will square off with Saturday, the Crimson Tide got back on track after its upset at the hands of Texas A&M, taking out the Catamounts, 49-0. It was Nick Saban's defense's third shutout of the season, the first since Week Three.
Western Carolina gained just 163 total yards.
Quarterback AJ McCarron was a perfect 6-for-6 passing on the day (133 yards, one touchedown), before being replaced by backup Blake Sim with the game already out of hand. The Crimson Tide leaned on its running game, though, racking up 300 yards and five scores on the day. Eddie Lacy led all rushers with 99 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries.
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Alabama Crimson Tide football fans celebrated Saturday night after Kansas State and Oregon both suffered upset losses, putting Alabama back in prime position for the BCS national championship game.
To get a feel for what the scenes were like, one Crimson Tide fan compiled some fan reaction videos together into one Youtube post.
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It has been well documented at this point that the Crimson Tide fan base was keen on Bama running the ball on fourth and goal instead of having A.J. McCarron throw the ball. Obviously the ball was picked off, and their shot at beating Texas A&M and staying undefeated went out the window.It wasn’t just your run of the mill Alabama fan that wanted them to run the ball though...
Another day at the office for Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and the Crimson Tide football team as they subdued the outmanned Catamounts of Western Carolina 49-0 at Bryant-Denny Stadium on a beautiful, bright sunny day in Tuscaloosa. Scoring touchdowns was never in doubt against the now 1-10 (0-8 SoCon) Southern Conference Football Championship Subdivision school.
After a tough two-week stretch, the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide must refocus, regroup and regain its identity Saturday against an FCS opponent. As head coach Nick Saban said this week, "I don’t think that we need to be worried about who we’re playing as much as we need to worry about how we’re playing."
Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert Projections for rankings beginning week 13:Projected BCS Top Five Notre Dame Alabama Georgia Florida Oregon* *LSU and Kansas State on the bubble to be ranked at number five.Other Projections: Texas A&M will be ranked seven or higher in the BCS. Week 13 Games for BCS Projected Top Five: Notre Dame at USC Alabama vs Auburn Georgia vs Georgia...
Quinton Patton La. Tech Today is the release of the College Football Universe Offense All-America Team and my official nominations for the FWAA All-America Team. Special teams players are included as well. Even though the SEC had the most players listed with six (two on special teams). There are no skill players from the SEC listed as an All-American other than in special team...
Mark Ingram to Trent Richardson to Eddie Lacy to Derrick Henry. The very recent tradition of superlative Alabama Crimson Tide running backs continues with the kid who broke the all time high school rushing record.
Henry ran for 482 yards on Friday night against Perry (Fla.) Taylor County to bring his career total up to 11,612 yards.
He broke the record of somebody you’ve never...
Yulee (Fla.) High School running back Derrick Henry entered Friday evening needing just 102 rushing yards to pass Ken Hall for the national career-rushing yards record. Not only did Henry smash that mark with 482 yards on the ground off of a whopping 58 carries, but he also scored six touchdowns as well. He now has 11,612 yards and 148 TDs in his illustrious prep career.Henry, a...
Alabama has a chance to make it to the SEC and national title games, but one thing stands in the Crimson Tide's way--instate rival Auburn.
QUICK HITS: After two tough weeks in a row (LSU, Texas A&M), the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide got some active recovery this weekend by shutting out the Catamounts.
Alabama’s offense scored the first six times it got the football and the defense also contributed a touchdown; and even with the game shortened by running the clock after incomplete passes in the second half and Bama playing back-ups more than half the game, the Crimson Tide had an easy time of it Saturday.
Alabama junior guard Trevor Releford had been a mystery non-starter through the first three games of the season. He got his first start of the year in the finals of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warriors Project in Madison Square Garden in New York Friday night and responded with an MVP performance in leading Bama to the tournament championship.
Western Carolina coach Mark Speir has dealt with some of the challenges Alabama faced in recent years as the team everyone badly wants to beat.
It makes Saturdays that much harder, if decidedly less daunting than taking a 1-9 Football Championship Subdivision team to face the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide (9-1), which is coming off its first loss of the season.
Speir was an assistant...