Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Hangover: Ole Miss

What a horrific game. Kenyan Drake's injury rattled the Crimson Tide though they finally got it together in the first half. His season is probably over, but I hope he can still play football next year. 

In the second half it was a healthy smattering of stupid penalties, dropped balls, the anchor of the OLine going out with injury, two or three major blown coverages, and dumb turnovers. 

Alabama beat Ole Miss in number of first downs, net yards rushing, total net yards of offensive production, and time of possession, yet they lost the game. 

Cooper was limited early in the game but still had 9 catches for 91 yards. Yeldon had another 100-yard game. 

But Christion Jones's fumble on a kickoff really flipped the game. The Tide D was given a another short field to defend and fell behind by only six after Tony Brown blocked the point after the touchdown. 

Alabama did drive the length of the field at the end of the game, but Howard couldn't make the catch in the end zone, and an Ole Miss DB made a great interception. 

When a team dominates statistically, they'll still lose because of penalties and dumb penalties that negate solid plays. 

Next Saturday the Tide travels to Fayetteville to take on the Razorbacks. We'll see how this team responds after losing a game they could have easily won.

Coulda Shoulda.

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