Well, the Tide attempted to give away this game early on with a foolish first half: a touchback instead of a touchdown, a dumb unsportsmanlike penalty by Wilson after he scored, a fumbled punt return, and an interception.
But Alabama overcame self-induced adversity with four interceptions of their own, three of which from Rashad Johnson (pictured above). He made that pick in overtime, but earlier in the game he showed off his running skills (originally walked on as a running back) on a pick six.
I was happy to see the offensive line work pretty well in pass protection, and the running game finally asserted its will in the second half. Mr. Coffee had another outstanding game.
This game was game one of three games that Alabama needs to get off the schneid. LSU had a winning streak against us. State has a two-game streak against us. And, well, then there's Auburn.
Time to "teach the bulldogs to behave."
I wouldn't be surprised to see Texas Tech jump Alabama in the rankings. We'll see.