Overall, this was a promising performance from the Alabama offense. Although it was stagnant for much of the first half and gained just 120 yards of total offense, it still put together two long drives (11 plays/61 yards/field goal, 12 plays/66 yards/INT) that showed its capability.
Once it established more consistency in the second half, it looked like a truly formidable unit. Alabama scored on its first three possessions of the second half, all impressive drives that yielded 204 yards and 18 points on 21 total plays.
The third and final score gave the Tide a commanding 24-10 lead in the fourth quarter, at which point it needed only to salt the game away, which it did with its newfound ground attack.
Complementary football wins in today’s game. Given the apparent potency of Alabama’s defense, the offense doesn’t need to be great. It did more than enough to beat a good Ole Miss team and open up SEC play with a confidence-building win, and it will only continue to improve going forward.