Wow….. I really don’t know how to give this game a proper description. We’re up by 21, we let Arkansas take the lead, we then drive down the field for the game winning TD. Maybe Christopher Walsh of the Tuscaloosa News describes it best:
It went from there’s no way the University of Alabama football team was going to lose, to there was no way it was going to win, to how on earth did the Crimson Tide pull that off?
It was like a cleansing from the Mike Shula era. We actually won in the 4th quarter of a game! I had almost forgotten what this felt like (0-19 when trailing in the 4th under Shula). We’re not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I can tell our attitude and drive have changed. What was once lacking is now starting to look like our strong point: Determination. I’ll comment more on this later.
Congrats should be given to the Hogs by every single Bama fan. They played an extremely gusty game and just wore us out towards the end. It felt just like 2003 for a while.
I have also come to a conclusion about McFadden: You don’t try to stop McFadden. You try to survive McFadden. I think most of us would agree after this game.
Let’s also give Mississippi State a ton of praise as well. They could’ve easily given up after that 45-0 stomping from LSU. But, they worked hard and pulled off a HUGE win for their program. Maybe now some people will understand how we felt after losing 24-16 to the Bulldogs. But please, don’t talk too much smack this week. We could’ve easily been in the L column ourselves.
Also, we need to keep our focus on Georgia this week. They are a tough, tough team with a good coach in Mark Richt. I think we can win, but we need to give it our all if we want to go 4-0.
Tebow may be the real deal. Will he make a big mistake when there is actual 4th quarter pressure? I think he will, but not before he drives opposing defenses crazy with his raw talent.
Enjoy the win this weekend. It was a tough one to watch towards the end, but it was worth it.