2014 Alabama CPU Game Summaries

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  1. jfosh

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    2014 Alabama CPU Game Summaries

    USC 31 @ Alabama 38

    Alabama got a shot to look at its depth chart in the opener but for the wrong reasons. Usually the only time you see the 2nd and 3rd string guys is in a blow out. Today you saw the backups at key positions leading the team to victory.

    On HB Sylvester Shuler's first touch of the season he was on the ground and later taken to the training room and never returned. Back up So. Stephen Sanchez was summons to take his place. Sanchez showed good vision and ran hard on 24 carries for 111 yards. So. Wayne Miller also saw action and had the Tides longest run of 25 yards for a TD. The TD was the final score of the game with 59 seconds left.

    Bama's QB play opened the door for lots of questions with early SEC play looming only a week away. First year starter So. James McGlaughlin ended last season stong, closing out the final two Alabama games in relief of slumpping Senior AJ McCarron. McGlaughlin struggled with his defensive reads and missed a couple of open targets on hurried throws. He also spent the 3rd quarter on the sideline getting treatment for a strained shoulder. He finished the day 11-22 117 yards 2 TD's and 3 picks. Backup So. Riley Neal playing in the 3rd quarter completed a TD pass before being carted off the field. 3rd string true freshman Dylan Mason was forced into the game to finish off the 3rd quarter.

    The Bama defense forced two turnovers an interception returned for a TD and a fumble that lead to a Tide score. USC was held to a net 54 yards on the ground and 5-17 on 3rd down. Beyond a 70 yard TD pass the defense played outstanding and had its back against the wall with the 3 offensive turnovers.
     
  2. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Nice comeback win Josh. Big run by Miller to seal the win.

    Were any of the injuries serious? From how you put it, I gathered that it was all short-term injuries to a full game but nothing more...

    How did you like the sliders? Despite destroying Wisco I saw signs that I might get some games this year. My team might be too good offensively for it to matter though. We will see.
     
  3. jfosh

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    Enjoyed the sliders....actually missed some 3rd down completions.
     
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    Tide swarms Ole Miss in SEC opener

    Ole Miss 17 @ Alabama 62

    Tuscaloosa....

    Alabama's defense again played solid holding Ole Miss to a net 9 yards on the ground in the game and it's pass rush came away with 10 sacks from 7 different players. The defense held the Rebels to 2-17 on 3rd conversions.

    The offense got the ground game going early and rushed 41 times for 251 yards. The QB play was a little more solid from first year starter James McGlaughlin. McGlaughlin passed for a little over 200 yards in 3 quarters. HB Sylvester Shuler sidelined after the first play of the first game rebounded in this game with some flashy game breaking type of runs. Shuler finished the day with 17 rushes for 115 yards and 2 TD's. On one of his scores he broke 2 tackles and took it in from 54 yards. Back Stephen Sanchez continued to impress with 11 carries 87 yards and 2 scores of his own.

    Week 3 will be a bye week for Bama.
     

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