Alabama Football: Studs and Duds in Alabama Victory over Bulldogs

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Second half offense

Once halftime ended, the offense remained in the locker room. The stale playcalling and sense of urgency waned. In two weeks, the offense needed work in preparation for an upset-ready LSU in Death Valley.

During his postgame press conference, coach Saban reflected on the offense,

"We didn’t play very well with any consistency on offense, and that starts with what I said before. We couldn’t run the ball very well. It affects play-action passes. I thought we had some RPO throws that we should have taken that we didn’t take, and we missed a couple. I think Bryce played really well in the game, but I think to get him back 100 percent will really help. And I think if he can practice some at some point in time before we get ready for our next game, that’ll probably help him as well.”"

The offense has become too dependent on Bryce Young. Other playmakers need to step up. Therefore, offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien’s critics are growing louder every game.

Running game

As electric as Jahymr Gibbs has been the past two weeks, Mississippi State held Alabama football to a measly 29 yards on the ground. Gibbs only rushed for 37 yards. His backups, Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams provided 16 yards on 12 carries. This facet of the offense needs to get better as the games move into November.

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