The stats pretty well tell the tale in this one. Alabama’s offense has been unstoppable: excellent balance, averaging over 10 yards a carry and 14 per pass attempt. The Tide managed 14 first downs while facing third down only four times, converting three.
Defensively, the Tide has knocked Austin Allen around quite a bit but has had a couple of busts in the secondary to keep the Hogs in the game. Communication needs to get better for sure, but they were very close to getting a couple more turnovers as well. Tim Williams added a scoop-and-score.
Let’s get a three-and-out on this first possession and take control right off the bat.