Kirk Herbstreit circled only 2 games remaining for Alabama as 'challenges'
Alabama destroyed Louisville Saturday night 51-14.
The Tide just may have their best offense in the Nick Saban era with QB Tua Tagovailoa, and he was brilliant Saturday night. He threw for 227 yards and two TDs, while rushing for another score. Behind the Tide’s new starting QB, the offense rolled up 519 total yards, including a nearly balanced performance of 297 passing yards versus 222 rushing yards.
The Tide’s defense also suffocated the Cardinals’ offense, allowing Bobby Petrino’s squad to just 268 total yards, including 16 (16!) rushing yards. Most of those yards came late in the second half during garbage time, too. The names of the players have changed, but the same dominance continues.
So, who can beat Alabama this year?
During Saturday night’s broadcast, Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler looked at the Tide’s remaining schedule and found only two games that will be “challenges” prior to the SEC Championship. Herbstreit circled the November 10 game against Mississippi State and November 24 game against Auburn.
The good thing for Alabama is that both of those game are in Tuscaloosa in 2018.
Mississippi State crushed Stephen F. Austin 63-6 Saturday, and Auburn, of course, beat a College Football Playoff contender in Washington 21-16. Both teams will pose threats to Alabama. However, we shouldn’t sleep on Ole Miss either, as the Rebels have had Alabama’s number the last several years.
Now with Tagovailoa at the helm, the Tide’s offense may be better than the defense. And that should be terrifying for opponents.