Bama Is Bama, And Vandy Isn’t: Alabama 59, Vanderbilt 0
In a breathtaking display of dominance, Alabama destroyed Vanderbilt with a special performance in all phases.
Alabama 59, Vanderbilt 0
Prediction: Alabama 27, Vanderbilt 6
Line: Alabama -18.5, o/u: 43
Alabama was grouchy.
There was no threat of Colorado State coming up with a win after getting down 17-0 in the first quarter, but it kept trying and pushing. After putting up 13 points in the fourth quarter of a 41-23 loss, Alabama wasn’t happy.
Just an 18 point win, giving up close to 400 yards of total offense was cause for a players only meeting to air out the grievances following the relative disaster.
Vanderbilt paid the price.
There were some who thought the Commodore defense would make this a battle. There were some who thought Vandy had the offensive makeup to possibly pull off the upset. There were some who haven’t been paying attention to Alabama over the last several years.
What ensued was a display of total dominance that once against showed that Alabama is Alabama, and no one else is – especially Vanderbilt.
Damien Harris ran for 151 yards and three scores, Bo Scarbrough battled for two touchdowns, and the running game rumbled all over the supposedly great Vandy D for 496 yards and six scores.
And that defense that was on a mission? Vanderbilt ran for 40 yards, and the passing attack came up with just 38 yards on a 7-of 22 day.
The longest play Bama allowed? Just ten yards.
Vanderbilt converted one third down chance, came up with just three first downs, and was outgunned 677 yards to 78.
Ole Miss, you’re next. Enjoy.