There were plenty of questions Alabama had to answer Saturday in its final home game of the season. Here is how it answered four of them.
- Will the offensive scheme change?
Not too much. With Mac Jones in charge of the offense there were several perimeter passes to start the game. Once Jones got comfortable in the pocket he took some shots downfield and connected on a few and finished with a career-high 275 yards with three touchdowns.
- Can the defensive line play well?
With the whole starting line out with injuries Alabama went with Chritian Barmore, Byron Young and Tevita Musika. True freshman Ishmael Sophsher got playing time as well. Overall it was a good effort, with WCU running backs gaining just 47 rushing yards.
- 1,000 yards for Najee Harris?
The Crimson Tide running back needed 124 yards to reach 1,000 for the season. He played just over one half and finished with 66 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown a long run of 22 yards.
- Will Alabama score more than 50 points?
Alabama almost had 50 in the first half (38) and should have had 45 if not for a Brian Robinson fumble in the end zone late in the quarter. It took less than five minutes in the second half to get to 50 thanks to Taulia Tagovailoa’s first career touchdown pass.