Despite never being seriously threatened in its 35-0 victory over Western Kentucky, Nick Saban and his coaching staff will get plenty of use from the game film.
There were positives—like the play of quarterback A.J. McCarron and a defense that forced four turnovers while recording its first shutout of the young season.
However, there were more negatives in a shutout win than most would imagine—like the play of the offensive line and the Crimson Tide’s inability to run the ball with any consistency against an opponent from the Sun Belt Conference.
What can Tide fans take away from the victory over the Hilltoppers?
Here are eight things we learned from Alabama’s win over Western Kentucky.