Alabama Survives West Virginia, 33-23

August 30, 2014 at 8:16p    by DJ Byrnes    
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


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.

If the pen is truly mightier than the sword, I may be the most dangerous man I know...

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