Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is considered a first-round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft. On Saturday, he was victim of a cave-in underneath the Crimson Tide defense.
After throwing eight touchdowns in three previous SEC matchups, Alabama’s cornerbacks had better receiving numbers than Bray’s receivers, recording a pair of interceptions. Bray failed to throw a touchdown pass.
It was the opposing quarterback that had a first-rate performance.
The preternatural exploits of Saban’s defenses will be told by analysts and opposing defenses for decades to come. Unfortunately, the offense’s brilliance has gone unnoticed by casual college football fans. After Saturday’s 44-13 victory, the Tide have now scored at least 30 points in each of their first seven games, which is the longest streak to start a season in their illustrious school history.
It’s understandable to overlook Saban’s offense when he’s got a defense that has been leveling opponents like a tank juxtaposed in a Civil War re-enactment.