High Tide In Athens For Alabama

Nick Saban was extremely proud of Alabama’s (no. 13 4-1, 1-1) 38-10 dominating road victory over Georgia (no. 8, 4-1, 2-1) on Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The Tide performed well in all three phases of the contest – offense, defense and on special teams.

Alabama capped a seven play, 69-yard drive as Adam Griffith converted on a 29-yard field goal to take the lead with 4:05 remaining in the first quarter. Georgia responded with a 14-play, 71-yard drive of their own. Bulldog kicker, Marshall Morgan, was good from 27-yards to tie the game at 3-3 in the second quarter. The Crimson Tide answered with 35 unanswered points to build a 38-3 lead before Georgia running back Nick Chubb sliced the middle of the defense for an 83-yard third quarter touchdown run for the final points of the game. Alabama had a surprising 24-3 halftime lead.

The Tide scored five different ways - on the ground, through the air, returning takeaways, blocking kicks and making a field goal. Junior running back Derrick Henry scored on a 30-yard run and fifth-year senior quarterback Jacob Coker had a 2-yard bootleg into the end zone. True freshman defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick blocked and returned the punt for a 1-yard score. True freshman wide receiver Calvin Ridley hauled in a 45-yard touchdown reception from Coker. Junior safety Eddie Jackson returned a Brice Ramsey pass 51-yards for a touchdown.

Nick Saban challenged his team of highly recruited athletes to perform in an extraordinary manner. They responded with a brilliant display of football in routing the SEC Eastern Division favorite by 28 points. Watch and listen to the Tide head coach discuss the win and thank the Tide fans for being faithful.


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