TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Louisiana-Monroe took a 34-0 pounding from Alabama on Saturday, but the Warhawks defense actually put up a good fight for most of the day.
The Crimson Tide only managed 303 total yards, and were forced to punt six times. Quarterback Jake Coker was unable to find a rhythm for most of the game, and his low point came when a rusher forced him into a lame-duck throw early in the action.
ULM defensive back Tre’ Hunter snagged the ball out of the air, which helped the Warhawks maintain a 14-point deficit until half.
After the game, Hunter provided his thoughts on grabbing that pick (“It was kind of hard, because it was a duck”) and also offered up a comparison between Alabama and Georgia, which smacked ULM 51-14 in Week 1.
The Crimson Tide play the Bulldogs in Athens next Saturday.
“Alabama is a little bit more versatile, as in the pass game is outside of the box,” Hunter said. “Georgia is light inside of the box. Alabama can spread you out. Playing in space is always hard. For skilled guys and linemen, playing in space is always hard. There is a bit more to think about than gearing up for box plays.”
Warhawks wide receiver Ajalen Holley gave a scouting report on the ‘Bama defense.
“Alabama’s defense is a lot bigger,” he said. “Georgia’s defense is a lot faster. That’s as good as I can give you right there. They’re both sound defenses. They’re really good defenses. When it comes to running the ball, I feel like we could be on the edge a little better against Alabama. When it comes to Georgia, we couldn’t, because they’re a faster outside defense.
“When it comes to getting downhill, I feel like Alabama is better at filling the gap than Georgia is, because they’re bigger. They’re defensive line can fill gaps better than Georgia. That’s from my perspective.”