Remember the article from a few days ago talking about Florida's explosive offensive playmakers vs. Alabama's stingy defense?
Well, we're pretty sure who won that battle.
Alabama held Florida's "Rainey and Demps" to 8 yards on 14 carries....and Alabama didn't allow a Florida running back to rush for longer than 7 yards on any play (backup quarterback Jeff Driskel did have one run for 31 yards...the longest rush Alabama has allowed this season).
Alabama's defense dominated this game...which Bama went on to win 38-10. In total, Alabama's defense allowed just 15 yards rushing on 29 attempts. After the first play of the game (on which Florida connected for a 65 yard touchdown pass), Alabama held Florida's offense to a total of 3 points on 15 yards rushing and 142 yards passing.
Coach Muschamp's post-game comments below.
Wow some good football was played yesterday. Today, we return to the NFL....
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Regional Coverage on CBS and Fox for the 1PM and 4:15 games
Jets at Ravens - 8PM - NBC
Video: Tom Osborne and Barry Alvarez
For those of you that love these guys (or one of them) and have a few minutes...
Coach Osborne and Coach Alvarez sat down and spoke about what they miss, why they coached, what they believe in and how they see the current landscape of college football. Fairly candid remarks throughout.
BYU beats Utah State on the last play
Watch these two short videos and you'll understand.
Friday night started out so well for Utah State
But ended so badly
We're pretty sure no athletic directors are calling Utah State to schedule out of conference games anymore.
Friedgen: I've burned my diploma...flying a Ga Tech flag now
Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen went on Baltimore radio yesterday and spoke with host Glenn Clark about a number of topics.
Most of the interview was as expected...spent time talking about some of his players in the NFL, the kids I recruited are working hard, we stay in touch, I'm proud of them, I miss the players, I don't miss all of the stuff though, etc...
But at the 9 minute mark it got weird:
Host: Is it tough for you to watch? Have you sat down and watched any Maryland games...I know it has to be a little painful.
Friedgen: Well, it's not painful because I watch it for the kids. I could care less about Maryland. I've burned my diploma. I'm flying a Georgia Tech flag right now.
Host: [laughing] That's hurtful. I don't want to hear that Coach. I'm a Maryland alum.
Friedgen: Well, they talk about Maryland pride. They didn't show me a whole lot of Maryland pride, either getting the job or getting fired.
Friedgen also shares a great moment about not being able to get the game on TV at his house so he went to a sports bar to watch..."I never knew all that stuff went on...they've got people cheering for all this stuff....geez, this is a whole new experience."
In case you missed it, there were a whole lot of points scored last night in the Houston vs. UTEP game. Highlights on our homepage in the Video of the Day.
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Utah State at BYU - 8PM - ESPN
Chaparral (AZ) at Notre Dame (AZ) - 8PM - ESPN2
Servite (CA) vs. Bishop Gorman (NV) - 10PM - ESPNU
Saban would have had a heart attack
Yesterday we brought you an article pointing out that Alabama has only allowed 3 runs of over 10 yards this season (none reaching the 20 yard mark).
Well, let's just hope Coach Saban wasn't watching last night's Houston / UTEP game (final score 49-42 Houston).
In that one, the two teams combined for 9 touchdowns that were 20 yards or longer. Over 1,250 total yards in the game.
We honestly don't think that Nick could watch such a game.
Only 1 coach hasn't gone for it on 4td down this season
If they had offered this as a prop bet in Vegas, what do you think the odds would have been that Les Miles would be the only FBS coach to not have gone for it 1 time at this point in the season. 5,000 to 1???
Yep, LSU is the only team in the country that has yet to attempt a 4th down conversion.
The Hat never ceases to amaze.
On the flip side, we're pretty impressed that Western Michigan (8 of 8), Iowa State (5 of 5) and Stanford (5 of 5) are all perfect on the year thus far.
Equally impressive that Army has gone for it 14 times already (made it 9 times). Heck of a pace Coach Ellerson.
College football...expect the unexpected.