Scenes from Saturday's victory

Injuries and three turnovers kept Alabama from celebrating too much, but Saturday's 20-7 victory over a solid Southern Miss squad definitely provided momentum, as the Tide heads into its SEC schedule.

Alabama and Southern Miss game captains meet at midfield. Theo Sanders, Marc Miller, Justin Smiley and Jarret Johnson do the honors for the Tide.


Tide Head Coach Dennis Franchione talks to Brodie Croyle on the sidelines during a timeout. Croyle came in to play when Tyler Watts injured his foot and ended up taking 73 snaps for Alabama.


Cornerback Gerald Dixon celebrates after Waine Bacon breaks up a Southern Miss pass attempt. It was a good performance by Bama's defensive backs, as the Golden Eagles managed only 110 yards passing on 27 attempts.


Placekicker Brian Bostick (#22) warms up on the sideline. Coming in after Michael Ziifle missed a 37-yard attempt, Bostick was good from 39 and 29 yards out.


Following the second of Bostick's two field goals, the Tide sideline holds up their helmets during the kickoff.


Senior defensive tackle Jarret Johnson (#96) watches the game action on the JumboTron. To his right are Charlie Peprah and Gerald Dixon. Bama's defensive line was dominant, holding Southern Miss to 35 net yards rushing and garnering four quarterback sacks.


Following the game, Tide guard Marico Portis (left) talks to USM's Etric Pruitt. Portis (from Prichard) and Pruitt (from Theodore) live just miles apart and knew each other from high school. Southern Miss has traditionally built much of its success on players native to Alabama.


Senior nose tackle Kenny King holds court with the media on the field following the game. King said afterwards that he is finally becoming comfortable playing inside, and his performance Saturday proved it.



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