Alabama’s offensive line struggled mightily in the 1st half against Michigan in the Rose Bowl on Monday night.

The Tide’s OL was routinely overwhelmed by Michigan’s defensive front before the break. The pressure from Michigan resulted in 4 3-and-outs on Alabama’s first 5 possessions of the game. On those 4 drives, Alabama accumulated a total of -5 yards on 12 plays.

For the half, Michigan’s defense totaled 5 sacks and 7 tackles for loss. Seven different Wolverines were credited with a tackle for loss before the break.

Alabama’s offensive line did struggle at this this season, especially relative to previous seasons. The Tide finished just 9th in the SEC in tackles for loss allowed with 78 this season. Amongst SEC teams, only Arkansas allowed more sacks than Alabama (43) did in 2023.

True freshman Kadyn Proctor is starting for Alabama at left tackle in this game. Proctor had a rough half, with pressure often coming off of the left side of Alabama’s OL.

Alabama was able to move the chains a few times on its 6th drive of the half, which resulted in a field goal just before the break. Michigan took a 13-10 lead into halftime.

Here’s some of the reaction to Alabama’s offensive line play in the 1st half vs. Michigan: