The Alabama Crimson Tide bounced back after their first loss of the season against Texas A&M a week prior by throttling Western Carolina at home in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Catamounts came into the contest with only one win for the entire 2012 season. Even following the big loss there was really no threat of another potential upset in this game for the Tide. Still Alabama had a lot to play for since they really needed to prove that the less than impressive performances against LSU and Texas A&M would not continue further into the remainder of the season. They did that by shutting out Western Carolina 49-0.