Alabama Rolls Over Mizzou 42-10

The Missouri Tigers fell behind early in the game, but came out after a lighting delay and continued to fight despite being overmatched by the number one team in the country, Alabama.

On Saturday, the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0) defeated the Missouri Tigers (3-4, 0-4) by the final score of 42-10.

Playing in the rain, Alabama jumped out to a 27-0 lead midway through the 2nd quarter, when a nearby lightning strike forced a 38-minute suspension of play.  After play resumed, Alabama extended their lead to 28-0 with the PAT.

Then Missouri got on the board, as Marcus Murphy returned the ensuing kick-off 98 yards to pull the Tigers to within 28-7.    A little later, Missouri took the second half opening kick-off and put together their best drive of the game, a 7-play 51-yard drive that resulted in a 41-yard field goal to cut Alabama's lead to 28-10.   Missouri had forced a pair of 2nd-quarter Alabama turnovers, but this was as close as the Tigers would get.

Alabama scored twice more in the 4th quarter, as an obviously out-manned Missouri squad was simply unable to contain the Crimson Tide ground attack, or sustain much of an offense against the nation's number one defense.

Following the game, Coach Pinkel said that he was "really, really disappointed" in how his team played for the first quarter-and-a-half.

"But, I thought we came back out (after the delay) and battled,"  said Coach Pinkel.  "(Alabama) may be the best football team I've ever seen."

For the game, Alabama ran the football 47 times for 362 yards and 6 TDs (7.7 yards/carry).  In addition, the Crimson Tide put on a virtual blocking and tackling clinic.   That's a clinic that Missouri dearly needs to review during their upcoming bye week, as the Tigers struggled to block or tackle.

Missouri finished the game with 3 yards rushing on 28 carries, and Missouri RSF QB Corbin Berkstresser finished the game 12-29-2 for 126 yards passing.

Missouri's lone bright spot on offense was WR L'Damian Washington, who had 4 receptions for 72 receiving yards.


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