Check out scenes from on the field after Alabama’s 42-14 win over Michigan including the Rammer Jammer cheer:
Alabama is just trying to salt the game away at this point, going with a more conservative approach on offense. Michigan got another big play, but that was about it for the third quarter.
Alabama kept rolling in the second quarter, with a blown coverage leading to Michigan’s only score of the game. Here are some thoughts after a wild first half in Dallas:
Alabama put together about as good of a first half as you can and finds itself up 21-0 already against Michigan. Here are a few thoughts from the first quarter:
The big game between No. 2 Alabama and no. 8 Michigan is only about 24 hours away from kickoff and the hype surrounding the matchup is reaching its peak. Despite it being a matchup of top-10 teams, Alabama is a two-touchdown favorite and few outside of Ann Arbor are giving the Wolverines a chance against the Crimson Tide. ESPN analyst David Pollack took time to break down some of the key aspects of the heavy weight matchup.
Here is some of what he said:
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit met with reporters on Friday ahead of Alabama vs. Michigan at Cowboy’s Stadium. Here’s some of what he had to say:
The first edition of The Crimson White’s Gameday magazine is on newsstands across campus today. Like always, it’s free of charge, so why not pick one up on your way to class today?
Not on campus? Headed to Dallas? Already in Dallas? We’ve got you covered. Check out some of the stories in this week’s Gameday:
Alabama vs. Michigan is still about 30 hours away, but Crimson White Sports went on a private tour of Cowboys Stadium this morning to check out The House That Jerry Built prior to the game. Here are a few thoughts and stories from the morning:
It’s a trick question, really. Robinson can beat teams in so many ways that it’s difficult to just say, “This is how you stop him.”
But Alabama wants to make Robinson one-dimensional, taking away the best asset that he has – his legs.
So how do you do that? Marq looked at this question in today’s Crimson White and found a common theme: stay on your feet.
Head coach Nick Saban compared Robinson to Michael Jordan, saying he could ball-fake you, meaning when he gets outside of the pocket, if there’s still a defender to beat, he’ll pump fake, the defender will jump, and he has a running lane to escape.
That’s exactly what Alabama doesn’t want to happen, which is why they’ve been focusing on staying on their feet: waving their hands wildly, but never leaving their feet, which essentially takes them out of the play.
The matchup that will be under the spotlight for this week’s Alabama vs. Michigan game is Michigan’s explosive offense, led by dynamic QB Denard Robinson, going up against Nick Saban and Alabama’s vaunted defense.
So the question we’re posing today is simple: how many points will Michigan score?
For reference, here’s how many points Michigan scored in its 13 games last season:
Western Michigan: 34
Notre Dame: 35
Eastern Michigan: 31
San Diego State: 28
Michigan State*: 14
Ohio State: 40
Virginia Tech: 23
* – denotes a loss