Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Hangover: Auburn

The Tide scored seven touchdowns on the first seven drives. Auburn's spirit seemed broken after the second touchdown, and it was pretty much over after the third touchdown. 

Even though it was another shut out and another game where Alabama won 49 to 0, here are two negatives from the game:

  • Kenny Bell broke his tibia and will be out the rest of the season. That stinks. Bell is one of the major deep threats on the team and is a consistent producer. With him now out and also DeAndrew White still out for the season because of a knee injury from earlier in the season, that makes Alabama down two starters at the wide receiver position. Amari Cooper has obviously stepped up to be a starter, but Cyrus Jones and Marvin Shinn need to try to fill the void by Bell's injury. That will be difficult. Jones is a freshman, and Shinn is a redshirt freshman.
  • The Tide usually only rushed four on passing downs, and they didn't get much pressure on the quarterback on a consistent basis. I hope that changes against Georgia in the SEC Championship. 
And Georgia is on the mind of Tide fans because Alabama will face the Bulldogs in the Georgia Dome on Saturday. 

While Georgia has been a national power for some time under Head Coach Mark Richt, they haven't ever been in the position to play in the BCS National Championship game. Alabama has been there before of course, and I would imagine the Tide will be favored against Georgia, but I'm worried as usual. 

Georgia is playing really well. They have a strong running attack, a solid defense, and a veteran quarterback. 

Their only blemish on the season is the woodshedding they got in Columbia from the South Carolina Gamecocks. I hope the Tide will learn from watching that game tape. 

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