Wind, Rain or Mizzou Couldn’t Bring Down The Tide


To say Saturday wasn’t the perfect day for football would be an understand statement. If anything, it was a statement of how tough the Alabama football team is under any condition.

And like the post office who promises to deliver under any conditions, the Tide delivered a 42-10 victory over Missouri.

Bama was lead by the offensive fire power of running backs Eddie Lacy and TJ Yeldon. Lacy started the game with a 72-yard touchdown run to give Bama the 7-0 lead. Lacy would end the game with two more touchdowns and 177 yards rushing.

TJ Yeldon also added two touchdowns and a 144 yards rushing. The two combined for over 300 yards rushing for the afternoon despite the down pour.

The defense also had fun in the rain as well. They held the Mizzou running backs to eight yards rushing and a total of 129 yards total for the game.

They also picked off a couple of passes and sacked the Missouri quarterback once as the Tigers were driving in the second half.

But it wasn’t all sunshine for the Tide. At times in the second half, they struggled to fine their offensive fire power which has happened in the last couple of games. Coach Nick Saban blamed himself for the Tide not being up for the second half after the weather delay before halftime.

Another concern for the Tide was injuries. AJ McCarron went out briefly because of a twisted knee, but returned to the game. Saban thought his star quarterback would be fine, but he was going to be reevaluated Sunday.

Eddie Lacy also left the game because of a hand injury and Christian Jones reportedly has a twisted ankle. The status of all three will probably be known by Monday.

Kick-off for the Tide and Vols will be 6 p.m. on ESPN.

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I was very impressed with the teams performance in those weather conditions. As we learned with the softball team, a little rain won’t hold down The Tide! Roll Tide Roll!!!!

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