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Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Will Dismantle FAU to Remain Undefeated

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SEPTEMBER 15:   AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws a pass during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Justin WeltonAnalyst IIOctober 16, 2016

Alabama will dismantle Florida Atlantic this upcoming Saturday to remain undefeated. It's going to be a blowout of epic proportions. 

A blowout so big, so massive, you would wonder why Florida Atlantic is playing Alabama in the first place. You know, one of those games.

Here are three main reasons (among dozens) why Alabama will destroy Florida Atlantic:

 

Playing at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Alabama is 30-3 at home since the beginning of the 2008 season. They have proven to be dynamite in front of the home crowd, and their record in four years proves it.

The Crimson Tide have an advantage over any team playing at home, but especially a team like Florida Atlantic, a team that isn't even on the same planet talent-wise.

Good luck, Owls. It's going to be a very long day. 

 

Florida Atlantic isn't very good

Let's be blunt. Florida Atlantic is awful. 

Playing at Georgia and Alabama on back-to-back weeks proves that this is all about the money. Then again, all of college football is generally about the money, so I don't blame the university.

However, the Owls' only victory was against Wagner (7-3) and they even struggled in that game. They have been blown out by Georgia, 56-20, and they lost at Middle Tennessee by 14 points.

Florida Atlantic struggles on offense, struggles on defense and they won't even be able to stay competitive with the Crimson Tide.

I credit the Owls for giving this a shot, but this will be a flat-out embarrassment. 

 

Alabama is the real deal

Many people expected Alabama to be slightly overrated to start the season due to the countless first-round NFL draft picks lost in 2012. 

Not so fast.

Alabama raced to a 3-0 record in convincing fashion, defeating No. 8 Michigan on a neutral field and Arkansas on the road. They have outscored opponents 128-14 and have posted two shutouts.

Alabama is the real deal, there is no simpler way of putting it. Their defense is better than advertised and AJ McCarron has improved drastically since last year. 

The junior quarterback has thrown seven touchdowns compared to zero interceptions. Last year, on a national championship team, McCarron was considered the weak link. He played like one, too, recording just 16 touchdowns. 

Not anymore. 

Alabama is firing on all cylinders right now, and the Owls will be their next example. 

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