Alabama Crimson Tide News
10-20-14: The Tide destroyed Texas A&M 59-0, re-establishing itself as a playoff contender. Alabama gained 602 yards total handing A&M its first shutout loss since falling 77-0 to Oklahoma in 2003. It was the most points Alabama has scored since 2010 and the most in an SEC game since 1990. AP No. 4 Alabama plays Tennessee this week.
10-15-14: Alabama blocked an extra point late in the first half Saturday against Arkansas that proved to be the winning margin, as they defeated the Razorbacks 14-13. Alabama held Arkansas' run game to just 89 yards on 39 carries. The Tide only had 227 total yards in the game. Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes and didn't commit a turnover. His six-yard TD pass to DeAndrew White with 12:36 left in the game gave Nick Saban’s squad the lead. They host Texas A&M this weekend.
10-6-14: The Tide suffered their first loss at the earliest point since Nick Saban's first year as coach. Late turnovers doomed Alabama as they fell to Ole Miss 23-17. Alabama had a chance to win the game after blocking an Ole Miss extra point. They moved down the field and got into scoring range before a holding call moved them back. QB Blake Sims was intercepted in the back of the end zone with 37 seconds left. They travel to Fayetteville this week to take on Arkansas.
10-1-14: Alabama had a week off to prepare for what looks like a daunting midseason schedule. After visiting AP No. 11 Ole Miss this week, Alabama goes to Arkansas before hosting Texas A&M. That is followed by trips to Tennessee and LSU, then Mississippi State at home. Well, I guess that is life in the SEC. Nick Saban’s team is allowing only 250.3 yards per game, which ranks fifth nationally.
9-22-14: If there were any doubts that Blake Sims is the man for the job as Alabama's starting quarterback, he crushed those thoughts with Saturday's near-record performance. The Tide beat Florida 42-21 and Sims threw for 445 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-33 passing. Amari Cooper had himself had another incredible game, with 201 yards and three TDs on 10 receptions. T.J. Yeldon had an off day with only 59 rushing yards on 18 carries. Derrick Henry paced the Alabama run game with 111 yards and a touchdown. The Tide defense held to just 200 yards total. Nick Saban’s team has a bye this week.
9-15-14: Blake Sims threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a third in three quarters and emerged as the Crimson Tide's starting quarterback in a 52-12 victory over Southern Miss Saturday night. Sims was 12 of 17 passing for 168 yards for Alabama. Amari Cooper had eight catches for 135 yards and a touchdown to tie DJ Hall's school record of five consecutive 100-yard games set in 2006. The Tide will open up SEC play this weekend as they play host to the Florida Gators.
9-9-14: A lightning delay ended Alabama’s home opener midway through the fourth quarter as they beat Florida Atlantic 41-0. QB Blake Sims started for the Crimson Tide and threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 11-of-13 passing. He also added a rushing score. QB Jake Coker saw time as well and went 15-of-24 for 202 yards and a touchdown. Amari Cooper caught 13 passes for 189 yards, which ties a school record for receptions in a game. Nick Saban’s team plays host to Southern Miss this weekend.
9-4-14: In all honesty, the Crimson Tide looked shaky in their 33-23 win over West Virginia last weekend. Alabama allowed 393 yards to the Mountaineers, with 365 of that coming via the air from quarterback Clint Trickett. The Alabama secondary was shredded as much as it was last year against Texas A&M and Oklahoma. Fortunately for Tide fans, the Alabama offense looked crisp under new coordinator Lane Kiffin. Senior Blake Sims got the start over junior Jake Coker at quarterback. Sims looked good throwing for 250 yards. He relied heavily on Amari Cooper who pulled in 12 catches for 130 yards. T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry combined for 239 yards on the ground and three scores. Alabama plays Florida Atlantic this weekend.