Alabama pulls off ‘No Touchdown November’ while flattening foes
Alabama’s defense is ridiculous.
The Crimson Tide’s 30-12 victory against Auburn on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium completed a month to remember. With the result, Alabama’s defense didn’t allow a touchdown during a November that saw the Crimson Tide beat LSU, Mississippi State, Chattanooga and Auburn to improve to 12-0.
Here’s a breakdown of how Alabama’s opponents squeaked out points throughout the month:
— LSU: Nothing
— Mississippi State: A 47-yard field goal by Westin Graves
— Chattanooga: A 47-yard field goal by Henrique Ribeiro
— Auburn: Four field goals by Daniel Carlson (42 yards, 52 yards, 39 yards and 27 yards)
— Crimson Tide FB (@CrimsonTide_FB) November 28, 2016
The “No Touchdown November” only starts to describe Alabama’s defensive dominance. The unit allowed 191.25 yards per game during the stretch, and it forced 5 turnovers. Alabama hasn’t allowed a defensive touchdown since Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight connected with wide receiver Christian Kirk for a 25-yard score in the third quarter of Alabama’s 33-14 victory on Oct. 22.
The impressive display doesn’t figure to end next Saturday when Alabama plays Florida in the SEC championship game. The Gators managed just 205 yards and 6 offensive points during a 31-13 loss to Florida State on Saturday.
Alabama’s offense has received praise this season under coordinator Lane Kiffin’s guidance. But the defense remains a huge reason why Alabama looks like the nation’s most dangerous team.
Will a “No Touchdown November” lead to a December and January to remember? Right now, the prospects of that happening look good.