Well, the offense for Alabama Football is still a work in progress. In a road win over Mississippi State, it was hardly explosive and did not always sustain drives. It went just 5-12 on third down conversions, which might not cut it against a better opponent.
Still, the offense posted 33 points, which is by far its season-high against Power-5 competition. It utilized a balanced attack to run for nearly 200 yards and did not turn the ball over the entire game.
This was an ugly offensive performance in some ways, but it was more than enough to get the job done. Just as importantly, the Bama offense showed some signs that it is rounding into form and can eventually be an efficient unit.
Alabama Football Quarterbacks: B
Jalen Milroe continues to look more comfortable as the Alabama starting quarterback. He didn’t get a lot of opportunities to throw in this game, as Bama jumped out to an early two-score lead and took a fairly conservative offensive approach from that point on. Still, he completed over 80 percent of his passes (10/12) for the second straight game and protected the ball, which many would argue is priority no. 1 in his job description.
Additionally, he showed a lot of progress completing passes in the intermediate range. Despite not connecting on any explosives, he averaged well over 13 yards per attempt, an impressive figure. He was very efficient on the types of throws that have been considered a glaring weakness of his, a sure sign that the game is starting to slow down for the redshirt sophomore.
Finally, Jalen Milroe continued to provide the one thing he always brings to the table, which is off-the-charts mobility and athleticism. Despite taking four sacks, he still led the team with 69 yards rushing on 6.3 yards per carry and scored two touchdowns. His ability to score from anywhere on the field will put stress on every defense Alabama plays.