Nick Saban was quick to criticize the play of the Alabama offensive line after South Florida landed 5 sacks, but Alabama survived with a 17-3 victory in a game that was tied at 3 at halftime.

“How many sacks did they have, based on that, I wouldn’t evaluate it very well,” Saban said. “Some of them were mental errors, we knew they were going to pressure well, they’ve got a really good pressure package. We missed some protections a couple times, got beat a couple times.”

Alabama also gave up 2 sacks last week in the loss to Texas.

“So we need to get that fixed because that’s an area that’s been a consistent problem for us all year,” Saban said. “Last week with the sacks, this week with the sacks and those are drive killers. We’ve got to eliminate that.”

Alabama offensive lineman Tyler Booker left the game with back spasms, but Saban said he hoped Booker would make it back next week against Ole Miss.