Alabama Football: Studs and Duds in Bama Victory over Aggies

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Pete Golding and the defense

During his post-game press conference, Saban mentioned the astounding play of his defense,

"“I think the pass rush was really, really good. I think we had a lot of pressures, we had two sacks (actually three, two by Dallas Turner for 8 yards and one by Chris Braswell one for 6 yards). I think the pressure on the quarterback was the big thing.”"

The defensive front pressured Haynes King all night. King will have nightmares of Jahiem Oatis, Dallas Turner, Will Anderson, and Chris Braswell chasing and battering him.

The team finished with 14 QB pressures, and Anderson was credited with eight of them.

The defense held the Aggies to 70 yards and held the SEC’s third-leading rusher, Devon Achane, to 62 yards. The ” Fire Pete Golding” crowd has completely dissipated this season as the defense continues playing with bad intentions.

Running game

Without the Heisman Trophy winner commanding the offense, Alabama leaned heavily on running the ball with Jahymr Gibbs and Jalen Milroe. The duo combined for 237 rushing yards out of the team’s 288.

Gibbs’ slippery running style and Milroe’s scrambling ability were crucial in keeping the offense moving while the passing game struggled.