Like we did last season, the Nasty family traveled to T-Town to take in a game.
For this game we had much better seats, section HH and the 42nd row. Those are probably the best seats I've ever had in Bryant-Denny. We were approximately on the north 40-yard line with a great view of the game--not too high and not too low.
It was Senior Day in Bryant-Denny, so the fans got to say thanks to likes of AJ McCarron, CJ Mosley, Kevin Norwood, Anthony Steen, Deion Belue, and Kenny Bell, among others.
As was expected, the Crimson Tide dominated the game with McCarron looking good in limited time. Three main players were held out of the game because of minor injuries: running back TJ Yeldon, tight end Brian Vogler, and cornerback Deion Belue.
So the younger guys got a lot of work yesterday. If I remember right, Cyrus Jones and Maurice Smith started the game at corner, and Bradley Sylve, Geno Smith, and Eddie Jackson also got some playing time.
On the offensive side of the ball, the two guys who stood out to me were Derrick Henry and Chris Black. While Black only touched the ball twice, the end around he took to the house for 31 yards showcased his raw speed. And for a very large young man, Henry has some speed. On six carries, he averaged 11 yards per carry. He's a bruising but fast tailback.
Up next is the Iron Bowl. The winner plays in the SEC Championship against either Mizzou or South Carolina.