Tide blows out No. 9 Michigan State in Capital One Bowl

Saturday was not the ending Crimson Tide fans expected back in August. But it was a win, and a dominant one at that. Alabama’s 49-7 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl was its most impressive of the season and likely the most impressive bowl performance by any team this year. “It was annihilation,” offensive lineman David Ross said. “Pure and utter annihilation.” The 61,519 in attendance at the Citrus Bowl stadium saw Alabama post the largest win margin in Capital … [Read more...]

Tide beats another top-10 SEC opponent

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide answered the nation’s questions Saturday with its convincing 31-6 victory over the No. 7 Florida Gators in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Both teams came into the game unbeaten, but only Alabama stays perfect at 5-0, 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Now only three unbeatens remain in the SEC. “I think we played more as a team today than we usually do,” running back Mark Ingram said. “We believe that when we’re on the same page and play with the intangibles that … [Read more...]

Tide defense silencing doubters

Alabama’s victory over No. 7 Florida Saturday proved the Crimson Tide’s second-half comeback the week before against Arkansas was no fluke. If anything, it proved the fluke of that game was the first half. After allowing more than 300 total yards in the first half to the Razorbacks last week, Alabama’s defense continued its run of redemption against the Gators, forcing four turnovers and surrendering only two field goals in the Tide’s 31-6 victory. “We’re maturing every day,” junior … [Read more...]