I was surprised that Kiffin didnt keep running the ball too but I am not willing to concede that the Bucks wouldnt have prevailed.
Sometimes you give things up on defense to prevent the big explosive play and hope that the scheme holds up. If Bama would have fully committed to the run then there would have been adjustments. I may be wrong but to me the game plan on D looked like it was designed limit the big plays in the passing game. I didnt see Bama ripping off huge runs against a stacked front. I saw them beating the contain guy and getting into the secondary.
Bama game was the highlight of the season for me. I knew the Ducks would fold like a cheap tent.