There is no question that Nick Saban ran up the score on purpose for sevaral reasons! For one it was because Josh Gattis lateral move to Michigan which pissed Saban off how it went down. Furthermore Harbaughs offense system has stunk prior to this year. So Harbaugh thought I will lure away Gattis serves 2 purposes, steal Alabama trade secrets and rub it in Sabans face Im stealing away his guy. The other primary reason score got run up is due to both Michigan players and the college football world in general running their mouths about Alabama. That Alabamas run is over, they are pedestrian now, the legacy run has come to a halt, their are new kids on the CFP block now. Sabans new message now to the football world is long live the king and we arent going anywhere!