After cruising to a 5-0 start and posting some impressive numbers along the way, Alabama has had several players step up to give the team plenty of momentum heading into October.
With a blockbuster slate of anticipated matchups this weekend, Nick Saban and the top-ranked Crimson Tide can sit back and watch the drama unfold on its bye week.
There have been plenty of faces—old and new—who have stepped up to ensure that there would not be any drop-off from last season’s title team.
Which players have proven to be the biggest factors in the Tide’s success this season?
Find out in this breakdown of Alabama’s MVP candidates through the first month of the 2012 season.