With LSU and Oklahoma both falling to upstart programs in Mississippi State and Kansas State today, Alabama fans could have been forgiven for being wary of a Missouri team with a brand new coach, QB, and receivers. So far, though, the Tide has had total control of the game.
Mac Jones has been solid in his first season as a true starter, and Jaylen Waddle has been absolutely phenomenal, nabbing 121 yards and two touchdowns, with a third being robbed by a weird rule around pylons that I’m pretty sure is a new rule this year.
On the other side of the ball, freshmen Will Anderson and Malachi Moore have been steady performers all, while the entire front-seven already looks significantly faster and more explosive than last year.
Other than a couple of annoying series with false starts, Alabama has been nearly flawless through the first half of the first game of 2020. Here’s to hoping that continues, without injury.