2011 Alabama Crimson Tide

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    2011 Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    Week Opponent Result
    1 Notre Dame W 52-7
    2 bye
    3 at Penn State (bravejaf) L 14-41
    4 Arkansas W 45-0
    5 at Florida W 42-32
    6 Virginia Tech(PipeHitter531) W 41-3
    7 at Ole Miss W 55-0
    8 Tennessee W 52-17
    9 Vanderbilt W 52-24
    10 at Mississippi State W 58-13
    11 LSU W 38-31
    12 at Auburn(DJ391) W 41-7
    13 bye
    14 Florida State(ceewo) W 27-10
    15 bye
    CC Georgia(AbolishtheFed) W 27-13
    BG Boise State W 52-7

     
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    Week 1

    Alabama - 52
    Notre Dame - 7

    The Crimson Tide changed the offensive gameplan over the offseason and the new Florida State style did not disappoint.

    The defense was swarming all afternoon. They totaled 11 sacks, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles, and scored 2 touchdowns.

    Alabama has a bye next week before traveling to Happy Valley to face defending champion Penn State.


    Offensive Standouts:

    A.J. McCarron 21-30 293 yards 2 TDs 1 INT
    Trent Richardson 20 carries 87 yards 2 TDs
    Julio Jones 11 catches 184 yards 2 TDs

    Defensive Standouts:

    Damon Square 7 tackles(3 TFL), 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FMBREC, 1 TD
    Kerry Murphy 4 tackles(3 TFL), 2 sacks, 1 FFUMB
    Darrington Sentimore 3 tackles(2 TFL), 2 sacks, 1 FFUMB


    Alabama will have Week 2 off before traveling to Happy Valley to face defending champion Penn State
     
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    Week 5

    Alabama - 42
    Florida - 32

    Too Close for Comfort

    Alabama let Florida get up 21-0 before deciding that they wanted to play football. Two early turnovers helped put Alabama in such a large hole. The Crimson Tide was able to tie the game at 21 going into the half. Florida fought all game long. They were down be 3 and driving late in the 4th before John Brantley threw an interception to just about end the game.

    Highlight of the Game:

    Michael Bowman breaks the record for longest kickoff return with a 98 yard dash.

    Lowlight of the Game:

    Alabama lost key backup running back Eddie Lacy for the season early in the 3rd quarter with a torn shoulder.

    Key Stats:

    A.J. McCarron 20-27 312 yards 3 TDs 1 INT

    Trent Richardson 20 carries 111 yards 2 TDs

    Julio Jones 7 catches 97 yards 1 TD

    Michael Bowman 2 catches 96 yards 1 TD

    Player of the Game:

    Michael Bowman 252 All-Purpose yards 2 TDs

    The Crimson Tide will next host PipeHitter531 and his Virginia Tech squad
     
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    Week 6

    Alabama - 41
    Virginia Tech - 3

    The game plan coming in was to use the pass to setup the run. Alabama threw the ball almost the entire 1st half and then mixed in a few running plays throughout the rest of the game. The Florida State offense that Alabama is running this year is really starting to come together. The offense put up 513 total yards on the day.

    The Crimson Tide defense also helped by only allowing a field goal and 176 total yards. They were also able to intercept 2 passes from Ju Ju Clayton

    Offensive Player of the Game:

    A.J. McCarron 14-17 302 yards 3 TDs

    Defensive Player of the Game:

    DeQuan Menzie 2 Tackles, 1 interception


    Alabama will next travel to Oxford to face Ole Miss in an SEC showdown.
     
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    Week 7

    Alabama - 55
    Ole Miss - 0

    Ole Miss did not stand a chance in this one. Alabama was up 31-0 after the 1st quarter. The Rebels turned the ball over 3 times in that opening frame. Two of the turnovers went back for scores. Courtney Upshaw returned a fumble 16 yards and Phelon Jones returned an interception 24 yards. The other fumble came on a kickoff return that setup Alabama inside the 20.

    There was a bit of bad news on the afternoon. Starting running back Trent Richardson will be lost for at least the next two weeks to injury. He joins already injured running back Eddie Lacy on the sidelines. Alabama will have to depend on there 3rd and 4th string backs for the near future.

    Offensive Player of the Game:

    Julio Jones 6-112 2 TDs

    Defensive Player of the Game:

    Phelon Jones 7 tackles 1 interception 2 FF 1 TD

    Alabama will next host Tennessee in another SEC battle
     
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    Week 9

    Alabama - 52
    Vanderbilt - 24

    McCarron gets harrassed but Alabama is still able to crush Vandy

    Vanderbilt became an elite pass rushing squad this week; totaling 8 sacks on the day. I could not keep them from getting pressure all afternoon. When they were not sacking my QB, they were knocking down his passes. They had 9 total pass deflections on the day. A.J. McCarron was still able to pass for a career high 417 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was also intercepted twice. Alabama is ready for Trent Richardson to return from injury. The running game was only able to total 89 yards with Demetrius Goode going for 53 of those. Julio Jones has slowly creaped his way into the Heisman race. He caught 8 balls for 195 yards and 1 score.

    Defensively, Alabama was able to create 7 turnovers (4 FR and 3 INTs). Unfortunately, they gave up 366 total yards. Damion Square led the attack with 7 total tackles (3TFL) and 1 sack. Courtney Upshaw was able to recover a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown.

    Alabama will next travel to Mississippi State to face the Bulldogs.
     
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    Week 14

    Alabama - 27
    Florida State - 10

    The Crimson Tide defense held strong through much of this game. Alabama kept Florida State out of the endzone until late in the 4th quarter when Chris Thompson broke a 73 yard run for a score. We kept pressure on E.J. Manuel most of the afternoon but were only able to sack him once. This pressure led to Manuel only completing 4 of 19 passes for 88 yards. The run defense was also pretty tough, holding the Seminoles to only 71 yards on the ground. Florida State only managed 2 first downs on the day.

    Trent Richardson led the offense with 198 yards on 22 carries and 1 score. The touchdown run was a 74 yarder. A.J. McCarron had an efficient but unimpressive day. He completed 12 of 18 passes for 93 yards and 1 touchdown.

    Nico Johnson was the defensive player of the game. He had 6 tackles (1 TFL) and 1 sack. Robbie Green and B.J. Scott also came up big with 1 interception a piece.

    Alabama will now go to the SEC Conference Championship game.
     
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    SEC Championship

    Alabama - 27
    Georgia - 13

    This game could have gone either way. Turnovers killed Georgia. Murray threw 3 interceptions.

    Alabama used a pretty balanced offense on the evening. Trent Richardson ran for 115 yards and 2 TDs. A.J. McCarron was 12 for 16 for 141 and 1 TD.

    Phelon Jones, B.J. Scott and Dre Kirkpatrick each had an interception.

    Alabama will next play in a BCS Bowl. Hopefully, sneaking into the National Championship game against Hova.
     
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    Sugar Bowl

    Alabama - 52
    Boise State - 7

    Boise State was no match in this one. Alabama led 28-0 at the half. The defense was the difference. They forced 4 turnovers, increasing the led in turnover differential to +25. They also scored 3 TDs. Damion Square forced a fumble on a sack and then picked it up and rumbled to the house for six. Michael Bowman pickup up two fumbles forced by Dequan Menzie on kickoffs and returned them for scores. Phelon Jones was able to pick off Kellen Moore to increase his team leading interception total to 7 for the season.

    On offense A.J. McCarron and Julio Jones led the way. McCarron went 19 for 26 for 267 yards with 1 TD and 1 interception. He finishes the season with the team records for both Passing Yards (3902) and Passing TDs (37). Jones finished the game with 6 catches for 96 yards and a score. He breaks three school season records; Receptions (89), Receiving Yards (1422), and Receiving TDs (14).

    Alabama now gets ready for the offseason.
     

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