The Tide absolutely dominated the Tigers on both lines. They were just tougher. The Alabama defense held the "best running back tandem in the country" to 20 yards total in running. Spiller had the impressive kickoff return to start the second half (which made me quite nervous), but other than that, they got stuffed.
Alabama played a bunch of freshman, and the most impressive one was Mark Ingram, the RB from Flint, Michigan.
In a age of the ubiquitous spread offense, it was wonderful to watch my team go smashmouth. Alabama ran the ball well and passed when they wanted to. Nick Walker, a TE, had the most receptions, which is great since many of us have been waiting for the TE to become a serious weapon in our offense for at least a decade. It's a rite of spring. Every year for the past decade, it's always said that the offense is going to "get the tight end involved more in the offense." Instead of just that same old talk, we finally got some action.
Roll Tide to all that.