Was that a classic Iron Bowl or what??
And it came at exactly the right time for the Crimson Tide. This game served as one heck of a wake up call and showed the Tide that they can’t expect to win simply by showing up. Alabama seemed to walk into the center of the ring expecting the Tigers to hit the deck after the first punch, but instead the #2 team in the nation was knocked flat on its back by a quick punch to the gut followed by a dizzying uppercut to the jaw.
But this Crimson Tide team showed its championship caliber by rising from the floor and grinding out a victory against a truly inspired team in an extremely hostile environment. That experience of getting behind early, coming back to keep the score close, and then finishing it off with a game-winning drive might just prove to be the last piece of the puzzle that this team needed…
Alabama has won with offense. They’ve won with defense and special teams. They’ve won with the running back. They’ve won with the quarterback. They’ve won with big plays. They’ve won with lots of small plays. They’ve had a game-winning drive. They’ve had a game-winning block. They’ve won when everything went right. They’ve won when everything went wrong. One thing is for sure about this Alabama team: they know how to win.