Permanently etched in our memories was quarterback Bryce Young being sacked seven times against Auburn. Destined to fail against the vaunted Georgia defensive front seven, the patchwork offensive line dominated the Bulldogs.
Offensive line coach Doug Marrone whipped the linemen into shape, and the unit put together their best game of the season. They provided the future Heisman winner plenty of time to throw for 421 yards and kept his uniform clean for most of the night.
A stat line like this is not possible without the Hogs upfront.
When Saban arrived at the Capstone, his quarterbacks were game managers. Hand the ball off to the nation’s best backs and watch them win the game.
After an embarrassment of riches at the position with Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa, and Mac Jones, his sophomore quarterback, Young, is in pole position to win the coveted Heisman Trophy.
Saban knew the Crimson Tide could not win without a great game from the talented assassin. The Pasadena, California native delivered by placing the team on his back down 10-0 in the second quarter.
Look at his fabulous first half:
Young will go down as the best Alabama quarterback in school history, and he will have the hardware to prove it.