Alabama soccer eased into its victory in excess of the Auburn Tigers but won significant likely away immediately after halftime, ending the game on prime 52-21.
Alabama soccer admirers had been perplexed by the flat get started by the Alabama Crimson Tide. In the to start with half, Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers supplied some run-thumping protection. The Crimson Tide offensive line struggled to get any force in opposition to the inside of the stubborn, Auburn defensive line.
As flat as the Crimson Tide was early it was energized in the next-half. The big difference was significant plays and way extra Tua than the Tigers could take care of. Just before it was in excess of the 83rd Iron Bowl had 500 yards of offense by the Crimson Tide.
Tua was sensational. He related on 25-of-32 passes for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns. He scored a sixth TD on a signature electrical power sweep, run. Tua had plenty of assistance. 8 Crimson Tide gamers caught passes, led by Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III who had 5 catches each individual.
Apart from for the gradual get started, and the blocked punt top to an Auburn TD, Alabama soccer admirers could not have asked for substantially extra fun in having fun with a victory. Gus Malzahn did burn the Crimson Tide with a person bit of trickeration – a double-pass for the landing immediately after the blocked punt. All of Gus’ other, typically overhyped, high university-like foolishness, was substantially-ado about nothing at all.
The mainstay of Gus’ Auburn offenses has generally been a effective managing game. Saturday evening in Tuscaloosa, the Tigers rushed 43 times for an anemic a few yards-per-carry normal. Even with a person 53-yard reception, the Tigers passing game could only amass 152 yards. The Crimson Tide secondary kept the Tigers in look at for nearly the full game. Tide linebacker, Dylan Moses had a significant game for the Crimson Tide protection. He finished with seven unassisted tackles.
Auburn QB, Jarrett Stidham likely been given the ideal pass defense of the full Auburn period. Nonetheless, he in no way appeared settled, specified the limited coverage by Crimson Tide defenders. He was intercepted after by Anfernee Jennings.
It was a further dominating overall performance by Alabama soccer. The Crimson Tide was even fantastic in placekicking with a created area goal and seven-for-seven on extra points.
Regretably the Crimson Tide did reduce defensive back, Jared Mayden to a targeting call. Mayden will have to sit out the to start with half of the SEC Championship game.
How good was Tua? If he was not a Heisman lock prior to the game, he should really be now.