Saturday, October 5, 2013

Georgia State no match for top-ranked Alabama

Courtesy of four touchdown passes by AJ McCarron, coupled with a staunch defense, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia State Panthers by the score of 45-3.

McCarron, who only played in the initial half, completed 15-of-16 passes for 166 yards and the aforementioned touchdowns. The Tide quarterback was one of many starters who saw limited action in what was essentially a glorified scrimmage.
On the defensive side of the ball, Alabama held GSU to 175 yards of total offense while limiting the Panthers to only 15 yards rushing. The Crimson Tide special teams unit also forced a fumble which led to an AJ McCarron touchdown pass to DeAndrew White.
--Complete Stats--

While a faction of Tide fans expressed displeasure (via social media) in the final score, the contest with Georgia State was never about trying to score 75 points, but rather a four quarter effort to work on basic fundamentals while also including the entire depth chart. The game, while lackluster at times, served as an ideal teaching tool for Nick Saban and staff.

Injury report

LB Denzel Devall: Sprained knee
CB Eddie Jackson: Sprained ankle
DE Jeoffrey Pagan: Did not play due to a sprained shoulder

Detailed injury account per Nick Saban’s postgame presser…

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