Alabama/Vanderbilt game photos

Trailing 13-0, the Commodores managed to keep things fairly close through the first half--at least on the scoreboard. But the Tide scored 17 more points in the second stanza to cruise to a convincing 30-8 victory.

Ahmaad Galloway drove himself to Nashville, and the injured senior tailback represented Alabama as an honorary captain. Along with Galloway, Justin Smiley (78), Kindal Moorehead (54) and Waine Bacon (24) served as captains. Vanderbilt was represented by Jamie Byrum (55), Rushen Jones (11) and Dan Stricker (85).

With Greg McLain (31) blocking, Tyler Watts (14) carries the football. Watts played very well Saturday, accounting for 231 yards of total offense and a touchdown. He was also 15-of-21 passing. (Photo courtesy of Jess Nicholas)

Free safety Charles Jones (20) closes in to make the tackle. Jones was credited with four tackles on the day, raising his season total to 65, third best on the Bama squad. (Photo courtesy of Jess Nicholas)

Vandy defenders trail behind as tailback Shaud Williams (21) scores an easy touchdown. Williams had 10 carries for 52 yards against the tenacious Commodore D. (Photo courtesy of Kent Gidley and The University of Alabama)

With Kenny King (55) and Mark Anderson (47) as the principal culprits, Alabama's defense smothers the Vanderbilt ball carrier. The Commodores were averaging more than 205 yards rushing per game, but Bama held them to just 46 net yards on the ground. (Photo courtesy of Jess Nicholas)

Brodie Croyle sets up to pass. Watts remains the starter, but everyone recognizes that Croyle represents the future of Alabama's offense. In limited action Saturday Croyle was 5-of-9 passing for 94 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown strike. (Photo courtesy of Jess Nicholas)

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