Alabama Survives West Virginia, 33-23

By DJ Byrnes on August 30, 2014 at 8:16p
Bama Fans Were Shook
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Is Alabama not as good as we thought or West Virginia better? These are the kinds of questions with which season-opening clashes like this burden us.

Florida State-transfer Jake Coker was expected to see time at quarterback, but Blake Sims played the whole game. Alabama's newest QB finished with 250 yards on 24/33 passing with one interception.

T.J. Yeldon, the latest in monster Alabama running backs, finished with 126 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns.

Source: @CecilHurt

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sharks's picture

Alabama has a hydra at tailback this year- three guys who would individually start for any other team in America.

I watched most of the game, and knew Alabama would sew it up eventually, but watching Saban stare daggers at Kiffin in the first half was lolworthy.

A man got to have a code...

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THE's picture

I watched most of that game and it was pretty entertaining. I was really hoping WVU would pull off the Bama slay. 

To me, Bamas D looks vulnerable this year. And their O is going to have some stalls with a green QB. 

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Bucksfan's picture

Regardless, Clint Trickett has to be one of the most West Virginia names of all time.  If the football thing doesn't work out, I'm sure he has a future in NASCAR.

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Osurrt's picture

Lol......funny thing is he is from Tallahassee. I think he originally went to Crablegs U.

Bucksfan's picture

Yeah I saw that.  But the sweet bluegrass riffs of the Monongahela Valley must have called him to his true home.

bbb's picture

West Virginia had a brilliant game plan, but they were just outskilled by alabama

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AndyVance's picture

The Stunning Mrs. Vance's Mountaineers gave Bama all they wanted to handle in week one thanks in part to that hurry-up no-huddle offense. They gave other teams a blueprint for exposing some defensive deficiencies, but unfortunately WVU doesn't yet have a defense that can hang with a squad as talented as the Tide. Here's hoping, for my sake, that WVU is much better this year than they were in 2013.

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