SEC Football: Alabama Is Back, Shows Comparison To 2007 UGA
Going into saturday I felt like Alabama could have easily lost the game to A&M. My Tide had a rough couple of weeks on the road, and truthfully had not looked like the same team since after the drubbing of Notre Dame in the 2012 National Title. Something clicked on saturday in Bryant-Denny and it was a magical thing to see. The team played with more emotion than I have seen in an Alabama team in my four years, and the actually looked like they were having fun. Is that part of the new “process” that Nick Saban preaches each and every season?
- Blake Sims: 268 yards passing, 54 rushing, and 4 total touchdowns.
- Amari Cooper: 8 catches, 140 yards , 2 touchdowns
- TJ Yeldon: 13 carries, 114 yards, 2 touchdowns
- Defensive: Aggie’s did not cross mid-field till the 3rd quarter, 59 yards of total offense in the first half (172 total in the game)
2007 UGA Comparison
Georgia lit a spark midway through the 2007 season. It was led by young players like Knowshon Moreno, and led the Dawgs to 7 straight wins. Alabama seemed to have a similar spark lit on saturday in Bryant Denny. The players were jumping on the sideline, getting hyped after a big hit, or big play. The fans, and players were feeding off each other which made for one of the most electric environments I have been in even though the score was 59-0. Kenny Hill looked terrified on the field, and the defense took every opportunity to put in flat on his back.
Alabama travels to Knoxville this weekend and hopefully they carry the same emotion they had this weekend into this game with a young/talented Volunteer team. If Alabama can do that, this game will be over before the 2nd quarter. The Alabama team I saw this weekend could have beaten any team in the college football on a neutral field, home, away, take your pick. The leagues best passing attack was held to 141 yards (220 below their average), and that means Justin Worley should have his hands full. Look for the Tide to roll into their bye week with a big win on the road in Knoxville.
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