Alabama Crimson Tide Football

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

Too Good!
Too Good!Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2011

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. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices