Grading the Crimson Tide: Alabama football dominates Mississippi State, 41-0
Alabama is going into its open week after its most impressive performance of the season.
Here’s how we graded the Crimson Tide’s performance in its 41-0 win over Mississippi State on Saturday night.
A two-man show of Najee Harris and DeVonta Smith was enough to overwhelm what had been an impressive Mississippi State defense to date.
Arguably the unit’s best performance of the season, when combining the statistical output with the schematic challenges. STAT.
Special teams: A
Also UA’s best showing of the season, with a few productive returns from Slade Bolden, continued perfection from Will Reichard and even some quality punting from Charlie Scott.
UA defensive coordinator Pete Golding and the defensive staff took the notes from previous success against Leach’s system and applied it well in a week’s time. The offense continued to exploit any weakness it was presented.
The Bulldogs are not the team UA should judge its true quality against, but a performance like this does say something for its national championship aspirations.
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