With Alabama being roughly two touchdown favorites coming into this game against Washington, a 17-7 lead at halftime for the Crimson Tide seemed almost probable.

What most didn’t see coming, however, is how it would happen. The Huskies scored the initial points of the game on an absolute dime by quarterback Jake Browning, but from there, Alabama scored 17 unanswered to close the half.

With just two minutes remaining in the half, Washington trailed, 10-7. Browning then had a pass picked off with two minutes left in the half, resulting in Alabama’s 11th defensive touchdown of the season, pushing the lead to 17-7.

From a defensive perspective, Washington has played well, holding the Crimson Tide’s offense to just 10 points has to be seen as a win. With the sub-par offensive performance through 30 minutes, offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin received some heat via social media:

Despite the criticism, the soon-to-be head coach at Florida Atlantic has Alabama up 10 going into halftime. The defending national champions will receive the kickoff to start the second half … as long as Washington head coach Chris Peterson doesn’t try something tricky to help bring momentum back to his side.