Sunday, September 23, 2012

Alabama blows FAU's mind (69 Times).


Alabama managed to show the world on Saturday that Florida Atlantic defensive end Cory Henry was incorrect when he claimed that the Crimson Tide was beatable, and that the Owls could beat them. Alabama showed Henry the error of his ways with a 40-7 FAU whalloping  on Saturday. That it took sixty-nine players to do so is merely a trivial matter, as 'Bama head football coach Nick Saban rested his starters to give their backups some playing time and some in-game experience.

“We got to play a lot of players today,” coach Nick Saban said. “Those things are going to benefit us down the road.”

He thought the backups played better than they did a week ago, even though FAU scored a late touchdown and Arkansas never scored."

That FAU actually scored against the reigning BCS champions is probably proof that the team isn't that bad of a cupcake program, but still isn't quite up to the respectable opponent level of South Florida or Central Florida. But like the Tide's backups, The Owls gained valuable experience in being Alabama's last non-conference opponent before it jumps into SEC competition.

(via al.com)