Sugar Bowl OPEN Thread
This could be ugly
I really wish M could be like Alabama. They just do what they want, when they want.
Every fan of every school that is not Alabama shares that feeling.
after four plays. This scene looks familiar.
Edit: Maybe the Sooners tied it up?
They tied it earlier, but did not tie it up (whatever that means).
#14 for Oklahoma is speedy
DB's will kill OU if they don't start tackling on the catch/in space.
Alabama gets away with a lot of extracurricular after the whistle. Chippy chippy chippy.
Touchdown OU! Can't believe we live in a world where an Oklahoma win is a win for the good guys.
Could be a game.
Hell of a game
Wow. Just read the first few posts before turning the game on. Way too much Bama envy.
Well, they are fucking awesome and the best program in the country, so what do you expect?
Best program in the country? Not this year.
Why? Because they lost to a good Auburn team on the road with a fluke missed field goal for a touchdown with no time remaining? Yes, clearly they have been dethroned as the best program in the country. Also, I'm not talking particularly about this year's team. Alabama is the number one PROGRAM in the country by a long shot. I only responded the way I did because you seem to think that just because they lost a game with a fluky play that they are not the best anymore. Well, they are.
Not the best team but likely still the best Program
They are not the best team this year. They remain the best program.
Man they still might be the best team in my mind. Auburn is good but they won on two big fluke plays.
My gut feeling is they beat Auburn by about 20. Something like 49-24
If they suck vs. the spread...it's no wonder that we're awful against it. We're not CLOSE to Alabama.
Baylor, Texas A&M and Oregon would hang 80 on us.
Bama us prob not up for this game
Seemed like they should be since they're deluded enough to think they could still be voted #1.
Dee Hart, HaHa Clinton-Dix. . . .
OU not rolling over to die yet
look nothing like Bamas.
Similar skin pigment?
Interestingly, Alabama has given up slightly more than half of its average yards allowed per game in just this quarter. Oklahoma, compared to other teams, is sort of having their way with the defense here at about seven yards per snap on average. That's subpar defense by normal Alabama standards.
I bet the crimson and white team wins
Well played, I did nazi that coming
I think Chevy is implying that woman is a lesbian.
When we were in the Sugar Bowl? Damn...
I wonder if Bama has been practicing tackling on missed FGs.
Pick up by the Bama back, wow.
What a catch is right, holy hand grenade of Antioch!
But Wallace is why I hate Bama as a State and college. As the former governed said
"segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"
I can't believe OU is still hanging in this game
Did Desmond Howard hijack all of the accounts in this thread? These comments really do not indicate what is happening in this game.
17 all late in the 2nd. OU recovered Bama fumble.
I would not object if OU wins.
I'm really enjoying Bama being brought back to earth, even if it's only temporary
This is awesome.. Ro- tel
Great throw by Knight and a gorgeous over-the-shoulder catch by Saunders. Very, very tough catch when it drops in right over your blind spot like that.
Don't recall the last time I saw Alabama's D get undressed like this by anyone not named Johnny Manziel.
This game is wildy entertaining.
Man I love watching Bama fans look of "WTF is going on here"
Alabama fans must hate this bowl game.
24-17 OU! If I was an OU fan this would make me mad the same way the 2008 Capital One Bowl made me mad. The Look At What We Are Doing To Bama, UGH! Now why do we have loses to Texas and Baylor?!
I have 35 points on Alabama...but if Alabama lost and Auburn lost...could it be the end of the SEC hype machine?
loved by OU fans. I worked in OKC for 3 years and fans were calling for his head after each loss.
... like he's particularly "loved by OU fans." But maybe it's tough love.
Sorry, I meant not loved
HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!.....and all the Bama girls with their hands covering their mouths.
They look completely out of sorts.
sooner!!! weird rooting for OU.
Bama, nice pick, and then TD! Eat shit Saban.
Hahahahaha this is great... Yeah 2014
McCarron's been on auto-throw against any corner blitz. Great adustment.
AJ's girlfriend can't believe that shit lol
This is quite enjoyable.
Holy shit. I remember a few guys earlier in the thread all over bama's nuts...
Maybe Saban will go to Texas after all.
and making gutsy calls. Sure would like to see our coaches coach like that.
A throat slash?
That is fucking AWFUL refs.
If anything, he was showing his tits.
31-17 OU! Alabama doesn't know what to do right now. It is an incredible sight.
As Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix might say: "Ha Ha!"
SEC-SEC-SEC-SEC oh wait
This thread could turn into a POSBANG! I'm giving away
+1 to everyone. No charge!
maybe some of those recruits at the under armor game might change their minds from bama...
I hope OU keeps this up in the 2nd half!
I'm loving Mr Stoops and this OU team right now..sick of Alabama
The one time I actually bet on Alabama...still fun to see them implode.
Oklahoma is having some FUN now!!!
God damn either of these teams would beat Michigan by 30
A thirty point loss to either of these teams would be considered a moral victory for us I think...
C'mon AJ. Show us a REAL pick six this time!
Oklahoma D Line owning the O Line. Bama's line was suspect, relatively speaking, earlier on the season. The chickens are chickens are coming home to roost.
i never have really understood that saying.
Me neither. Just enjoying the game. About to get a FG though. Oklahoma starts with the ball.
Oklahoma D line coached by our former D line coach Jerry Montgomery, who was poached at the end of last season.
That TD play was so nice! Why can't we have nice things?
another TO here would be glorious.
Georgia lost to a crummy Nebraska and LSU struggled with a crummy Iowa. If OU holds on and FSU smokes Auburn like I'm pretty sure they will, the dialogue might change next year.
Heck, they might even let a non-SEC team in the four team playoff next year
It all comes down to auburn. They win and none of these other games will matter. Though I do believe we are seeing the relative weakness of the sec that we thought was there this year. Which is nice.
If Auburn wins, the rest of the SEC could go o-fer and ESPN would still go off and running about "WOW SEC. NINETEEN STRAIGHT NATIONAL TITLES. SO GUD". If they perform ok and Auburn loses, the storyline changes significantly
The hype will continue. ESPN is starting the SEC Network soon. If you thought they hyped the SEC before, well you ain't seen nothing yet.
Wisconsin was having no issue moving the ball on SC until their QB got knocked out of the game. I actually think they might have won that game if not for the injury.
i've watched them a few times this year. and they don't look as dominant this year; especially after seeing them in person. i realize they are good, but not quite as good as last year. they may still be the best team in the nation; just not quite as good as prior years.
i've watched them a few times this year. and they don't look as dominant this year; especially after seeing them in person last year. i realize they are good, but not quite as good as last year. they may still be the best team in the nation; just not quite as good as prior years.
i've watched them a few times this year. and they don't look as dominant this year; especially after seeing them in person last year. i realize they are good, but not quite as good as last year. they may still be the best team in the nation; just not quite as good as prior years.
Boy did Oklahoma get lucky there. Would have been a really dumb penalty
is just plain delightful to watch. If this holds up and Ohio gets spanked by Clemson tomorrow night, I'm declaring 2014 a highly promising year.
Make up no call.
on the sidelines. Wish he was still with M! OU's D-line is sure playing tough!!
Bama kickers man...
Saban looked like he was about to cry.
is a tough conference. Montgomery really has OU DL playing well. I wish we could have kept him. Our team really needs a DLINE coach. Our DL gets zero pressure on the opposing QB!
We were probably too cheap to pay for him.
every team needs at least 3 DL coaches.
Or at least one good one.
Does Saban come out of the locker room after halftime? He might have a stroke.
Nothing working for Bama now
I wouldn't mind seeing the Sooners take this one. This might be a game that brings Bama down to earth. It easy to say you just reload but they're going to miss McCarron next year and there's no guarantee that the team chemistry will be the same.
he's a system QB and Nick Saban wants an offensive system that minimizes the QB impact. He wants a game manager, not a game changer. Bama would still be fine with any QB because they still have good running game and defense.
If memory serves me right our D-Line didn't perform much better under Montgomery than it did this year.
I think we mainly really miss RVB and Mike Martin. They of the "So you wanna try to convert a 3rd & 1? Nooope!" fame. We've lacked playmakers recently
Well first it was USC then Florida and now Alabama. Is this the end of their reign?
you knew it had to happen, "sooner" or later...
If I was an OU fan I would be prematurely ejaculating at this point.
It's amazing how many people have tuned into this game simply because Alabama seems to be slipping... I personally have as well.
Double post... So why not???
I couldn't stop laughing at this video. It's too stupid to keep watching it, but too funny to turn off! How did you even find it!?
Just pay attention to the Live Blog on football gamedays... Brown Bear typically posts it as halftime entertainment.
This game is another data point showing how dumb the bowl system is. Even a top 10ish match-up between two of college footballs most historic programs can't sell out a bowl game.
Save the Rose Bowl, I haven't seen a single sold out bowl game and I've seen several played in front of a few thousand bored locals. Can't wait for that playoff to expand to 16 teams. No one cares about a 7-5 Michigan playing a 7-5 Kansas State in the desert. The game shouldn't have happened
16 is too many. Four rounds of playoffs would be an awful lot, and you'd see even more unsold tickets (like you do in basketball outside of the Final Four) because you'd be asking fans to travel on a few days' notice.
but it works just fine for the NFL, FCS, D-II, and D-III. It's almost the same concept as the NCAA basketball tournament format (setup travel quickly based on your team winning). If it's all at home sites till the finals, then it's really not a problem.
And the number of teams in the playoff is going to rise inevitably. Probably settling around 12-20 teams. FCS - 24, D2 - 24, D3 - 32. Heck, what size is the MHSAA playoffs? Like 64 teams? I'll bet in 20 years we'll have a 16-20 team playoff.
Or just whatever way the commissioners determine milks the maximum amount of money out of the players and fans. Either one
The basketball tournament is over in three weeks, and it's that long because it's in a sport that has 340 or so teams in Division I. The FBS has a third that many teams and that includes the EMUs of the world. It doesn't need that long of a playoff.
Again, if tickets sold is your concern, the basketball tournament really isn't a model - outside of the Final Four, and games involving local teams, the arenas/stadiums are usually 50-75% empty. Watch the highlights of our game against Florida - JerryWorld is full of empty seats. The lower levels of football don't pack 'em in either.
The NFL sells out, but it plays at teams' home venues, something that's not going to happen in college football - the Southern schools won't agree to it.
Personally, I think a four-team playoff is just about right.
Eight teams and you have a deal.
A lot of people here seem to be watching. Plenty watched Michigan play too. Just because the stadium isn't full doesn't mean they aren't a success.
Going back to the days of one Big Ten team going to a bowl sounds completely miserable.
I imagine the lack in ticket sales revenue is more than made up for from tv revenue
may not have been a sellout, but it was damn close. i was there and it was pretty full.
Almost every idea for championships, playoffs, "the BCS" is fraught with unintended consequences that damage what was previously good and traditional.
The next scheme, for a four-team playoff will start by pissing off the fifth- and sixth-position teams who think they deserve to be in, and will further degrade every other bowl game.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. All these smartass sportswriters and commentators, and their playoff ideas. Stupid. Don't blame this on the alleged evil men in funny colored blazers who run bowl games.
You make it seem like further degrading every other bowl game is a bad thing.
I know bowl-bashing is fashionable, but I don't mind them. They give 30 or so teams a chance to finish their season on a winning note* while giving them a mini-vacation. It's a nice reward for the players. Sure, if you're a top 5 team and not in the title game it sucks, but there aren't that many true national-title level teams that get screwed. For everyone else, going to a bowl is pretty cool.
*Which seems to be a big deal, judging from the many posts here about how our 2012-13 basketball season ended on a sour note, despite reaching the title game.
Except it was the third largest crowd in Copper Bowl history. Somebody cared.
That dang spread "gimmick" of an offense that OU runs, it just will never work!!
Only if they played in Colorado.
Lol Alabama one of the top cfb defenses of the last 5 years is getting shredded right now. They've met a good offense. Chill out.
You have a solid offensive line and a true dual threat QB, not one that can only run the ball.
It's funny to read the beginning of this thread now. This game may well get ugly, but not the way anyone expected.
I was not expecting Oklahoma to be having their way with Bama! Hopefully they can continue this in the second half. This is an incredibly entertaining game thus far.
is this guy:
We only gave up 31 points for the whole game. Bama has given up 31 in one half.
Therefore, our defense is better than theirs.
Or thank goodness we didn't get Oklahoma for our bowl game.
KSU offense > OU. 33 ppg vs 31 ppg.
I keep seeing the ticker on ESPN and their Power Football Index. It seems like it has been way off the mark this year. I can't help but chuckle everytime I see it.
A seance with Beano cook
If any team can choke it away Oklahoma is definitely a contender. A score to open the 2nd half would go a long way to keeping that from happening, but Alabama did hand Oklahoma many opportunities. If the Sooners turn it over a few times, it's up for grabs.
Yeah, this first possession is critical for OU.
These are the types of mistakes losing teams make. You have to make plays when they are there.
it's not like OU is playing boise st.
That drop on 2nd down was huge. He would have had at least 8 yards on that play to make 3rd much more manageable.
Just one series, but the collective Oklahoma throat begins to tighten just a bit.
Last team to score 5 straight possessions on Alabama is Tennessee in '03
who keeps track of this stuff?
It seems like every football team with red uniforms is playing another red team in a bowl.
Think about this. Think about how good MSU is playing with their players that Alabama doesn't even consider. MSU could legitimately play with FSU, Auburn, and Alabama. What's stopping them from building on their game yesterday and winning a national title in the next few years? Our coaches have serious work to do.
Jesus, are we still talking about this?
MSU reminds me of Wisconsin under Alvarez.Great seasons mixed in with meh seasons. I wouldn't put MSU in Bama or FSU's category. No Big Ten team is.
Alvarez won more Rose Bowls than Lloyd did.
But by all means keep thinking msu is done. They're only getting started, and our coaching incompetence will only fuel their fire.
There is not a single season since Alvarez set foot in Madison in which UW went to the Rose Bowl AND was the best team in the Big 10. Heck some years they didn't play Michigan or OSU. They are the luckiest team ever. For God sake what did they have last year? 7 losses? And they were "conference champions".
As sad as it is, I'd easily take OSU's program over FSU. Don't know many people who would disagree.
Dantonio didn't look all that great after his third year, going 6-7 after 7-6 and 8-5 seasons (actually, not bad for MSU standards). He didn't start putting it together until the 4th season and beyond, and it remains to be seen what Hoke can do from here on out. I don't think Hoke will have a 10 win season next year, but the trend will almost certainly be up. We still have an extremely young team, and as it matures we *should* get a lot better with the talent level of the last few classes, if these coaches are worth half their salt. Dantonio has a good thing going, obviously, with less than stellar recruiting classes, but that doesn't mean that Hoke is dead in the water.
MSU could legitimately play with FSU, Auburn, and Alabama.
Based on what, their game with Stanford? Do you think Stanford has FSU/Bama talent?
Personally, I think FSU is on another level from everyone else. Bama is the only other team with that level of talent but they've gotten a little complacent from their success.
Yes they could play with them. MSU held Stanford to 13 points on offense. Clearly the best in the country. I don't think they would beat FSU or Alabama, but they would give them a game.
Many teams held Stanford in check this year. We actually averaged more PPG than they did.
FSU and Bama have way, way more talent than Stanford does. Only on the OL is Stanford comparable.
I think they can hang with the likes of them as well. Maybe and probably they don't beat them but a few out of 10 I think they can. It takes the likes of Bama and FSU this year to beat Sparty, they're defense is on that level and their offense has come a long way to becoming something of a good unit; but that defense man, it's great. Stanford might not have Bama talent but OU just beat Bama and NOBODY in the country thought that was going to happen; I'm not sure they have Bama talent. But OU is coached damn well and so is Stanford and that makes them damn good teams that Sparty is capable of beating but at least playing a tough, competetive game with.
I think FSU is good but not on another level. They've seen nothing of the likes of a Sparty defense and I think that would be an interesting matchup (though FSU's defense would likely shut down any one else's offense as well).
I hate it but I'm one of the ones who think this Sparty team/coaching staff is capable of playing with anybody this particular year.
That is his nemisis that just scored.
And his hairline is worse than LeBron James'
Dude, Henry...let those dreads go, they're not supposed to start at the back of your head.
UM is the last team to be shut out - 1984. the next team is 1988 (Fla i think).
UM is also tied for first in giving their opponent their last shutout (i believe they are tied with bama with 6).
so we still have some good things...
How can UM be the last team if Florida was more recent?
...is on the sidelines for Oklahoma.
AP looks like he's ready to suite up in the ol 28.
OU play-calling getting stale, quick.
Oh playing not to lose. Did Lloyd sneak down on the OU sideline?
OU can not tackle worth shit
Wow! Down on the one yard line.
I wonder if Oklahoma and their QB Trevor Knight are aware that he is in fact allowed to roll to his right. I have never seen a right handed QB roll to his left so frequently.
we miss him
And miss having any form of life on our coaching staff. Instead we have a bunch of old timers.
I don't mind some, I love GMat, but mix them in with the youth and guys who can relate to the players and generate passion and excitement.
Keep Heck, Mattison and Manning, and Mallory if he wants to stay. Everyone else can go. Especially Borges and Jackson, and get younger at each coaching position.
Mike Sanford at Stanford and Tyrone Wheatley.
Honestly, I don't remember our pass rush being all that great last year either. I think OU just has better players on the DL.
is dropping these passing in the ol bucket.
Wow! Nice pass.
Knight with the clutch TD!
This is just an amazing performance by the Trevor Knight. Where did he come from?! >:o
Why can't our offense EVER make plays like the few in this drive alone? Must be nice..
Damn Bama is looking like some shit. At least on O right now
He is more worried about the pass rush than making the pass.
Thisss, is a byoo-tee-full ting.
The funniest part of all of this is how much crap Stoops talks towards the SEC and Alabama. And here he is on a national stage showing everyone that basically what he says is essentially correct and he can back up his talk.
Up until this point though he hasn't had a very good track record of backing it up vs. the SEC.
If Oklahoma can confuse mighty AJ McCarron...how come we can't confuse some kid named Jake Waters?
...just under a lot of heat. OU gets home on their blitzes; rarely did we.
Pulling a 1995 Cooper/OSU: plenty of time left to still run the ball but got desperate and started throwing it every down.
For those who weren't around/don't remember, I'm referring to the Biakabutuka/313 yd performance vs. OSU. Buckeyes had eventual Heisman winner Eddie George, who was getting 5 ypc. In the 4th Q with plenty of time left and down 31-23, OSU stopped giving George the rock and threw it every down with Bobby Hoying.
Saban leaves for Texas after this game when they lose!
Even the Alabama QB is vulnerable to constant pressure on the QB by either the line or via the blitz, but either way OU has been relentless.
I'm really enjoying watching what happens when THE BEST QB EVER TO PLAY THE GAME* is getting rushed and hurried and has been sacked a buttload of times. The guy is looking a little like Gardner behind our often porous line. It simultatneously makes Alabama look human and some of our issues easier to fix.**
** This is the extremely optimistic bit.
He doesn't look that spectacular with 3 lineman and a blitzing linebacker in his face.
Who wins the heisman next year, Winston or Knight?
how has cyrus kouandjio looked? I know they've given up a ton of sacks but I haven't really paid attention to him... I feel like he's a tad overrated though, I mean putting him in front of Lewan is probably wrong
I think you just found out as he cost them a chance
Trevor Knight has been pretty damn impressive most of the game. He's been making some high great throws aside(previous near pick excluded of course). Oklahoma fans have got to be impressed and happy with their team's performance in this game. A lot of people were ruling them out of this game, myself included. Gotta love college football.
That Henry kid is amazing!
Wow. Dude is deceivingly fast. Back in the game just like that (not that they were really out of it).
And speed attached to 238 lbs!
Why isn't he getting the ball on every play? That guy is amazing.
Why is Alabama running any play except runs by Henry? OU isn't even trying to tackle him...
Okay... of course they have this five star RB just waiting to show up in practice some time. Alabama has more of these guys sitting on their bench than Jay-Z has problems. Christ.
Gotta air it out here.
How early do these guys start talking about the clock? Teams have to run their offense to win the game not bleed clock. This type of commentary gets really annoying
Oklahoma OC lovin him some screens
one more first down...
make it 2
OU's been setting up that middle screen.
Josh Heupel (OU offensive coordinator) is going to get some HC offers after this game.
He is eligible to be President after his next birthday.
How many screens can they get burned on before they stop rushing?
Nice tough run.
on these two teams in scary. They make UM look like the wolverines are running in sand.
Well, to be fair, so did K State.
Bama cheerleaders.. Woof
PI BABY!!! YES!!
A little disappointed by the PI call. Not that I like Bama, but I wanted this game to keep going - it's been fun.
This just made it so much better.
I love the enraged boos at the replays of obvious penalties by bama
U MAD SABAN??
Saban's not happy
Clock stopped on a defensive penalty? Seems odd in this scenario, but I guess that's how it goes.
I feel like Alabama is going to win this anyway
Oh good. Because that worked so well for us last year.
Can McCarron be a hero again? Tune in right now and find out!
LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!
AP is stoked
2014 is off to a great start.
ESS EEE SEE nooooooooo!
Srsly. Fucking awesome.
Kinda wishin we still had Montgomery right now.
Was our pass rush that great with him here? I don't remember honestly but it feels like a long time since we had elite pass rush off the line.
What a night. Bball win and that fantastic finish...
Let's go FSU!!!
Billy Sims is probably going to yell "Boomer" all night now.
I love seeing Saban and the SEC burn!!
I hear a SEC chant from the Oklahoma crowd.
Go Oklahoma State, Clemson and FSU
Game would be over if they don't score there. Now, you never know...
He can't handle the losing. Time to hang it up and move on. I hear he likes spurs.
He may just do it out of spite to get revenge on Oklahoma for this
That would be brilliant.
Guess who may end up at #2 ....sparty
Could be #3.
Oooh I have a great idea! Go make a thread about it! Or just stfu and talk about the subject of this thread or UM athletics.
Who pissed in your Cheerios?
You and everyone else who has made anything and everything on this blog, somehow relate to MSU and there success this year. And yes, Sparty will, and should be ranked #2 at the end of this season. They played like it and deserved it. This very subject has been discussed plenty on 5-10 other threads within the last week on this UM ATHLETICS BLOG.
Holy insides kick!
Yesssssssss FUCK THA SEC!!!!!
Just trolling them now
Whats the name of the Bama site?
LOL ONSIDE KICK
In fifteen minutes:
ESPN interviewing Saban- Why didn't you guys just win the game? What happened?
Cyrus may have just dropped a few to a lot of spots in the draft after tonight. Oh and 'Bama lost, what a fantastic night.
Thats how you play to win!!!!
How many players does Saban cut after this?
All of them. He will sign 89 kids.
Truly enjoying this beat down. Let's go Clemson and FSU!
I don't think that was an inside. Just. Lucky squib. But I'll take it
I wonder if that's a viable strategy though. Obviously it'd be pretty tough to be that accurate but if you're going with a squib it may be worth trying.
Had the Bama player caught it (say it hit his belly and dropped straight to the ground), now Bama has the ball on the Okla 25 w/ ~45 seconds to go. Not that far-fetched for Bama to score, recover the onsides kick, and get a couple of plays in before the Hail Mary.
For the same reason you kick the squib--wanting to reduce the volatility of the situation--you don't try to bank it off of a Bama player intentionally.
In other situations, I think it would be a great idea. When you want to increase the volatility.
Notice how OU had all of the receivers covered and put 6 on the line before they dropped 2. They rushed 4 not 3 and ended the game with QB pressure and a turnover. That my friends is how you take a game instead of hoping you win it with bend but don't break.
I know the Dline got it done, but OU played tight coverage and disguised it as a blitz before dropping two players. If that was Michigan it would have been DBs 10-15 yards off the line of scrimmage and rushing 3. McCarron would have picked the defense apart all the way down the field.
Please play football like that!!!!!!!
Does this put Sparty in the position of finishing #2 this season?
And just think, Iowa, this could've all been yours. Never understand why they never hired a Stoops.
Why you no coach our DL Montgomery!????!??? :(
SO just why did Coach Montgomery leave us? Money? Philosophical differences? Coaching techniques? Just curious but congrats to the Sooners and Coach Montgomery.
Perhaps he was smart enough to realize the direction things were going. Dude kinda looks like a genius at the moment.
He got promoted, I believe he's OU's recruiting coordinator along with being the DL coach.
God bless America!
The end of the BCS era cannot come fast enough
Oh how I wish CBS had this game. Danielson would have been crushed.
I see what you did there...
I wonder who their D-line coach is. Maybe we can poach him.
I'm assuming there's some good sarcasm in your post.
Did you hear Musberger say the score was more lopsided than it was? OK was up 14 for a large part of the game.
There isn't much I enjoy more than watching Saban/Alabama lose, if only because it doesn't happen very often.
Hopefully no Tide fans lose their life over this game like the Auburn game.