Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide showed no mercy to the Missouri Tigers during their 42-10 victory on Saturday. The Tide ran around, over, and through the newest members of the Southeastern Conference en route to keeping their undefeated status intact (6-0).There was one play in particular with which showcased Alabama's dominance during the lopsided affair. With the game well in hand and the contest winding down to the final minutes, Mizzou was more or less just trying to bring the nightmare to an end by running out the clock. That's when Tigers running back Russell Hansbrough took the handoff on a first-and-ten before being brought to the ground hard by 'Bama defense end DeMichael Fanning. The 6'7" Fanning completely wrapped up the 5'9" Hansbrough and proceeded to flip the undersized tailback all the way over.The vicious play resulted in a 15-yard penalty against the Tide. Still the spectacle was just another reminder that this Alabama football team may be "the best team Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel has ever seen," as he was quoted in saying afterward. They are certainly one of the more physical ones.
1 Comment:
  • The way Fanning tackled the Missouri player was totally uncalled for.
    I read one place where a person said Saban did nothing well shows they wasn't watching the game or if they were they wasn't watching it good cause they would have known that Saban DID take Fanning out of the game.
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