Alabama Football 2011: Week 5 Journal, Total Offense and Defensive Domination

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Alabama Football 2011: Week 5 Journal, Total Offense and Defensive Domination
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Too Good!

Alabama is just doing its job...dominating the line of scrimmage. This team can move the ball and it can stop the ball from being moved.

Last weekend, the Gators rolled up 405 yards rushing the ball against Kentucky. Last night, they accomplished 15 yards. On Saturday morning, the Gators were 10th in rushing offense. By the end of the night, they were 21st. Once the leader in the SEC in rushing now supplanted by Alabama.

The Gators had only allowed two sacks all season and, last night, they allowed three sacks. If you talk to Gary Danielson, he may tell you it was five sacks. He may be right. 

Last weekend, the Gators were fifth in rushing defense. Today, they are 18th. Trent Richardson, Barrett Jones, Anthony Steen, Chance Wormack, William Vlachos and DJ Fluker were too much for their defensive line to handle. Holes were made and patience punched through.

UF gave up 226 rushing yards to Alabama last night. Ironically, that is the amount of rushing yards it allowed in its first four games combined!

It is apparent that UF is still smoke and mirrors and the mirrors got cracked in the first quarter of the game.

All week long, we heard about the mighty Gators and their Muschamp rushing defense, Charlie Weis pro-style offense and unstoppable speed. 

Well, speed kills and the Tide has it. With strength.

Alabama took away Florida's bread and ate their butter.

Another demoralization is in the books. 

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