It was a mess on the Plains as a 14-6 deficit at halftime exploded to a 41-12 defeat at home against Penn State, the worst loss for Auburn inside Jordan-Hare Stadium in over a decade.
It took just over six minutes for the University of Alabama football team to score in all three phases of the game. It was that kind of afternoon for the Crimson Tide in a 63-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe at Bryant Denny Stadium.
While the scripts were decidedly different, the outcome, not to mention the anguish, was the same on Saturday for the football teams at Troy and South Alabama.
Perhaps a dark horse Heisman Trophy campaign was born on a sunny Saturday at Protective Stadium in UAB’s 35-21 victory over Georgia Southern. OK, that’s probably unneeded hyperbole, at least at this point. On this day, though, UAB running back DeWayne McBride was not only good, at times he was out of this world good.
The Hoover High offense hasn’t put crazy numbers on the scoreboard for the most part this season. That hasn’t been a problem for the Bucs.
The numbers tell the story for the South Alabama offense early in the 2022 season. The Jaguars are 15th in the country in pass offense, 20th in total offense and 32nd in scoring offense. They are holding the football for more than 36 minutes per game, which is sixth best in the country. Quarterback Carter Bradley, running back La’Damian Webb and wide receiver Jalen Wayne each have categories they rank in the top 10.
The final goal – moving the chains and putting up points - is the same for both teams that will be in Protective Stadium on Saturday. The way that UAB and Georgia Southern go about chasing that goal, though, is considerably different.
The Birmingham Squadron announced its coaching staff for the upcoming season on Thursday. T.J. Saint will be the head coach and his coach consists of Mery Andrade, Perry Huang and Jodie Meeks. Billy Campbell will be General Manager of Basketball Operations.
After playing one of the sloppiest games under head coach Nick Saban’s tenure, squeaking out a 20-19 win over the Texas Longhorns last Saturday, the Crimson Tide will be anxious to get back to Bryant Denny Stadium to let out some frustration on their next opponent.
After this season, UAB linebacker Tyler Taylor is out of college football opportunities. This is it. He is a sixth-year senior.
Orange jerseys, respecting every opponent and hanging on to the football are some of the college football themes this week.
Perception is that the University of Alabama football schedule was easier in when Utah State and Louisiana-Monroe were on the opposite sideline in Tuscaloosa than when Texas was the opponent in Austin.
Bryan Ellis always knew he wanted to go into the family business.
Nick Saban talked about the importance of good teachers. Not long afterward, the 70-year-old University of Alabama showed how important his teachers were to him as a youngster.
As there are every week, outstanding region matchups are the highlight. We take a look at five of the most intriguing games of the week.
Rich McGlynn, Auburn University’s executive associate AD in charge of compliance, has been named the Interim Athletics Director by Auburn University President Dr. Chris Roberts.
All Sterling Galban asked for, when looking for a new place to play, was a chance. Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff was happy to give him that.
ESPN College GameDay will be in town. National attention will naturally follow. Distractions will be spread out through the weekend. So how does the Troy University football team handle this? The Trojans don’t really have to, according to head coach Jon Sumrall.
The words still live in UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell’s head and heart. He’s too small, he was told, to play college football.
One weekend, the South Alabama football team was in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The next weekend, they will be in Pasadena, California. Want to guess where they chose to spend an extra day?
Ramsay High football coach Ronnie Jackson knew that Caleb Patterson made a special play in the final seconds of the improbable ending to his team’s 21-14 victory over Pleasant Grove last Thursday night. He didn't know exactly what happened until later.
Nick Saban never seems to treat his Monday press conference like it's his favorite chore of the week. Some weeks, though, the University of Alabama head coach is particularly feisty and the message is not always directed as the assembled media members.
They’ve dried off after a rainy Saturday night in Lynchburg, Virginia. But does the disappointment still linger for a UAB football team that lost for the first time this season?
Auburn’s rematch with Penn State has been circled on every fan’s calendar since the series was announced in 2016, and even more so after last year’s classic in Happy Valley. Apparently, some of Auburn’s leaders in the locker room have circled it too.
Incoming UAB point guard Eric Gaines brings another high-powered piece to the Blazers' backcourt. The LSU transfer will pair well with the dynamic Jelly Walker, who might have more shooting range than any player in the country.