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Who can stop the Tide?
Current Record: 7-0
The Crimson Tide’s 49-42 victory over Texas A&M on Sept. 14 served as a wake-up call for the team. Especially for the defense, which was gashed for 628 yards.
Since then, the unit has been downright dominant.
Over the last five contests, Alabama has won by an average score of 40.2-3.2 while conceding just 217.0 yards per game. That includes shutting out two opponents while holding four under 100 yards on the ground.
On the year, the defense has been just as stout. The unit ranks No. 1 in scoring defense (9.7 PPG), No. 5 in total defense (275.0 YPG), No. 9 against the pass (176.7 YPG) and No. 8 against the rush (98.3 YPG).
On top of that, the Tide have found a running game as of late.
The backfield has averaged 271.5 yards per game on the ground over the last four contests. That includes a whopping 352 yards against Arkansas last weekend.
If the team can get past No. 13 LSU and No. 11 Auburn, a third straight BCS title is up for grabs.
Who in their right minds would bet against that?
All stats and rankings used in this article are courtesy of NCAA.com.
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