Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Georgia State vs. Alabama: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Tide

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 28:  Kenyan Drake #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide fumbles the ball as he is tackled by Woodrow Hamilton #56 of the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Chris StephensCorrespondent IIOctober 5, 2013

Final: Alabama 45, Georgia State 3

The Alabama Crimson Tide took a week off from SEC play, as they locked in a battle with the Georgia State Panthers and came out on top

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Full Grades for Alabama Crimson Tide

Pass Offense

A.J. McCarron was dominant in the first half, with 166 yards and four touchdowns. Blake Sims made all the throws in the second half, completing 14 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown.

 

Rush Offense

The Crimson Tide finished with 181 yards on the ground, as eight different players had carries in the game. T.J. Yeldon led the team with 51 yards on six carries, while Derrick Henry had 50 yards.

 

Pass Defense

Alabama's secondary had a few struggles, giving up 174 yards. But ultimately, it was the second team that gave up those yards, which happens in games like this.

 

Rush Defense

Georgia State finished with 14 yards on the ground as Alabama's defensive front seven controlled the line of scrimmage. Utter domination was expected, and that's what happened.

 

Special Teams

Adam Griffith missed a field goal in the second half, but other than that, no other blemishes for the Alabama special teams.

 

Coaching

The coaching staff had the team ready to go and do what everyone thought it was going to do.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 05:  AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide points to the defense against the Georgia State Panthers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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1st-Half Grades for Alabama Crimson Tide

Pass Offense

A.J. McCarron was on point throughout the first half, completing 15 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns. Eight different receivers have receptions, with DeAndrew White leading the charge with four catches for 45 yards.

 

Rush Offense

The offensive line has helped Alabama to 116 yards on the ground on 17 rushes, including 51 yards from T.J. Yeldon and 40 yards from Kenyan Drake.

 

Pass Defense

The Alabama secondary held Georgia State quarterback Ronnie Bell to 39 yards passing. There were only two breakdowns in coverage that allowed the Panthers to get first downs.

 

Rush Defense

Georgia State has 12 rushes for one yard, as the Panthers have not been able to get going on the field. The defensive line is manhandling the Panthers up front.

 

Special Teams

Cade Foster had a 27-yard field goal and five extra points in the first half.

 

Coaching

Nothing to report on coaching in this game. The players came out ready to play.

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