| FTBL Predict the Score : Alabama vs Ohio State

planomateo

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Look-- if they had anybody but golding running the defense, I wouldn't be so quick to count Alabama out. But they are often out of position because of his lousy schemes and play calling. They did well against Vanilla offenses like Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky, Georgia A&M, Tennessee, a grossly undermanned LSU, Notre Dame, MSU, etc.

Against far better offenses with QBs actually capable of hitting downfield passes, they struggled. Ole Miss and Florida both ran circles around Golding's defense, and I dont think they are as good as what OSU and Fields bring to the table. Not to mention Fields is a bonafide dual threat. For some reason, they dont want to spy the QB to keep him honest, and that allows him to take off and run for 15 yards. And when the secondary is faced with legitimate recievers(Pitts, Toney, Grimes for example) they get burned badly for 40-50 yard passes.


Ohio State is not going to shut down Smith, Mac, Najee, or blow up the OL, bama will score plenty of points because they execute well and get the ball to elite playmakers. But seeing what Ohio State showed last night, I see no way the defense hangs in there. 48-40 OSU. Did it ruffle feathers? So be it.

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BamaFan334

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I don't consider 31-7 running up the score, nor do I consider 42-14 running up the score in this day and age with offensive proficiency.

48-17
48-0
63-3
52-3
55-17

All scores from this season against SEC schools to debunk that theory. I will get behind Saban going easy halfway through the 4th with the game in hand, but not an entire second half. I highly highly doubt Saban called the dogs off in a Playoff game against a Top 4 team.
 

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c5vetman

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Ohio state will score, their offense CAN BE really good. We can’t stop teams and shut them out anymore. DOESN'T MATTER.

Their defense isn’t that great. Our offense is one of the best of all times. It doesn’t matter how many times they score, we will score too, plus some.

We went conservative against Florida and ND because we could. We won’t do that with tOSU.

51-35 Bama wins
 

mando

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Ohio state will score, their offense CAN BE really good. We can’t stop teams and shut them out anymore. DOESN'T MATTER.

Their defense isn’t that great. Our offense is one of the best of all times. It doesn’t matter how many times they score, we will score too, plus some.

We went conservative against Florida and ND because we could. We won’t do that with tOSU.

51-35 Bama wins
Maybe we did go a little conservative but our OL has been so good this year it has not matter much. For some reason in this game we were not getting the same push at the line of scrimmage that we had gotten all year. Seemed like ND was harder to block than expected and they were also crashing people into the middle as soon as it looked like a run between tackles. The safeties came down hard at times which is why I was expecting some shots over the top that we never really did.
 

Rolltide24

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A big difference I saw between Clemson D and Northwestern D (against OSU) - Pressure on the QB. We will get more pressure on him than Clemson and that affects him a lot. If he’s not interested in running as much as he did the 1st quarter last night due to his injury, we’ll send pressure even more. In my opinion.
 

rick4bama

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Talking about Bama OL. Of the three teams up for the Joe Moore award. Bama just beat one of the OL that is up for the Joe Moore award. The other just won the Orange Bowl last night. Bama is the other one.
 

alabama mike

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IMO, it depends on which Ohio St. team shows up. The one that throttled Clemson last Friday would have beaten any team in the country that game. If the team plays like it has before Clemson, then we can win that game. We must stop Fields from sitting in the pocket and having all day to throw like Cordell Jones and other QB’s that have killed us. Do we need to simplify some things in coverage? Maybe, maybe not. I do know our LB’ers have to cover much better. On offense, we have to be able to attack the young guys in the defensive backfield of OSU.
Bama 41
Bucknuts 34
 
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IMO, it depends on which Ohio St. team shows up. The one that throttled Clemson last Friday would have beaten any team in the country that game. If the team plays like it has before Clemson, then we can win that game. We must stop Fields from sitting in the pocket and having all day to throw like Cordell Jones and other QB’s that have killed us. Do we need to simply some things in coverage? Maybe, maybe not. I do know out LB’ers have to cover much better. On offense, we have to be able to attack the young guys in the defensive backfield of OSU.
Bama 41
Bucknuts 34

The Bama DL is going to have to get after their azz from the get go if Bama is to win.
 

252BAMA

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They conveniently forget Golding's defense cant stop good QBs(trask, Corral) so what do they think an elite QB is going to do?

Ohio State also scored more against a better defense. Bama barely eeked 30 on a grossly overrated notre dame defense.

Seeing flaws and pointing them out is something that doesnt fly well within the fanbase. Supposed to look at everything with crimson tinted glasses all the time.

Ohio State doesnt have lapses on offense for entire quarters or halves like Bama suddenly has now.

Corral performed better against Indiana than did Fields. Who's the elite QB in this comparison?


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Ole Miss Passing
C/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Matt Corral30/443427.82093.7


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Ohio State Passing
C/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Justin Fields18/3030010.02382.5

 
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TideatMileHigh

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One thing that concerns me about this game is the fact that Ohio State has the type of QB that historically we suck ass against. This defense may have proven to be capable, but it is certainly not an elite unit. That being said, this team seems to be on a mission this year. It feels like this is one of the most focused teams Alabama has had under Saban, and I personally think we have what it takes to get it done next week. It won't be easy, but I'll take Alabama 45-38.
 
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My best friend was at my home for the 2009 NCG and "After Colt got hurt" and we won we had a toast of JD thinking that would be the last NC in our lives (59 years of age). We have had a few more toast since that and I hope we get one more next week. Regardless we've had a great run with Nick at Bama. To live during both Nick and Coach Bryant's run is really something special. Only Bama fans have had that pleasure and old ones know the story.
 

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