TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Consistency was the theme Sunday as LSU and Alabama remained No. 1 and No. 2 after the BCS standings were announced. LSU led the BCS standings for the second straight week after clobbering Auburn 45-10 on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers (8-0, 5-0) earned 0.9702 points in the BCS. [Read More]
For the third game this season, the Crimson Tide defense kept an opponent out of the end zone with a 37-6 win Saturday night over Tennessee. The Volunteers' six points came via a pair of field goals from Michael Palardy. In seven of eight games, Alabama has held opponents to 11 points or less. Only Arkansas has been able to find the end zone twice against Alabama with arguably two of the hardest earned touchdowns of the season in a 38-14 loss to the Tide. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Trent Richardson's 17 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-6 win Saturday night over Tennessee was solid considering the Volunteers aimed at stopping the Crimson Tide's star running back. Whether those numbers hurt or help Richardson's Heisman Trophy candidacy remains unclear with an entire month of football remaining. How he performs against No. 1 LSU when the Tigers visit No. 2 Alabama on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium will be significant. [Read More]
A football game is four quarters, and Alabama has done very well in its 32 quarters of play this year in going 8-0 and being ranked second in the nation. And consider how well the Crimson Tide defense has been in the second half in games against Southeastern Conference opponents. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama's home game against LSU, pitting the nation's No. 1 and No. 2-ranked teams, will be broadcast in primetime on CBS, the network announced. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. at Bryant Denny Stadium on Nov. 5 by the network's lead announcing team of Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist, with sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. [Read More]
LSU at Alabama. The Nov. 5 “Tussle in Tuscaloosa” will be akin to a Super Bowl. Both teams are even taking a bye week next weekend, just like their NFL brethren do. As the hype begins to simmer, here are five topics fans will be discussing: [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – CBS Sports announced Sunday it will broadcast the Nov. 5 game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama in prime time. A press release indicated kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium will be 7 p.m. SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said in an e-mail to al.com newspapers CBS and ESPN worked out an agreement, but details would have to come from those networks. [Read More]
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off against their rivals from the north, the Tennessee Volunteers for their annual ‘Third Saturday in October’ match up. The Crimson Tide started off slow in the first half but exploded in the second half to blow Tennessee out of Tuscaloosa.
During the second half of the Alabama vs. Tennessee game of 2011, AJ McCarron hands off to Trent Richardson, who seems to get stopped at the line of scrimmage. If you really thought he was stopped then you probably aren't very familiar with Trent Richardson. He forces himself through the line and makes a hole for himself where there wasn't one for a tremendous Touchdown. That must have been completely demoralizing to the Tennessee defense.
TUSCALOOSA – Tennessee didn't top the Southeastern Conference in many statistical categories entering play at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday, but its rate of converting third downs – 54 percent – was one of them. But in the University of Alabama's 37-6 win, third downs weren't as kind to the Volunteers. Against the nation's top scoring defense, Tennessee converted just two of 14 third downs, a rate of 14 percent, and had few answers for a Crimson Tide defense that set up far more third-and-long situations than it did third-and-shorts. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA – For the first time this season, the University of Alabama offensive line wasn't getting the push it needed. The Tennessee defense was dropping eight men into the box and sending more defenders than the line could block. The front four was getting beat and losing the battle at the line of scrimmage. When the numbers aren't in your favor, very little good can come of it. At half, the game was tied at 6-6 and the Alabama offense lacked any sense of balance. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – LSU might hold the nation's No. 1 ranking in both major polls, but No. 2 Alabama is an early favorite. One website, 5dimes.com, already has the Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) as a four-point favorite over the Tigers (8-0, 5-0). [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Another poll, and another consensus. No. 1 LSU will travel to No. 2 Alabama on Nov. 5 for the first 1-2 showdown in Bryant-Denny Stadium history. The Tigers received 49 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide received 10 first-place votes. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – If there was any doubt about LSU and Alabama being a unanimous No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup, Oklahoma did promoters a favor with its upset loss to Texas Tech late Saturday night. The 41–38 defeat in Norman, Oklahoma, knocked the Sooners from atop the coaches' poll. [Read More]
Cody, the hero two years ago this weekend in Alabama's win over Tennessee, has trimmed down and become a starter – and major factor – for the Ravens. Encouraged by veteran linebacker Ray Lewis, Cody shed 25 pounds – he's down to 350 or so – and worked harder in the off-season. “I knew I couldn't contribute an entire game at that weight,” Cody recently told The Associated Press. [Read More]