NCAA Football Top 25 Preview: #1 Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide (2015 record 14-1)
2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Pass yards per game: 214.3 (73rd)
Rush yards per game: 208.2 (27th)
Points scored per game: 34.1 (36th)
Points allowed per game: 14.4 (3rd)
The 2015 College Football National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide ended their season like all teams want to. Hoisting the trophy and proclaiming themselves CHAMPIONS. Bama had a 14-1 season with that lone loss coming at the hands of Ole Miss in mid September. Nick Saban’s team gave up under 15 points per game (14.4) which was good for 3rd in the country.
Alabama was a complete team from top to bottom, both the offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage when they were in the field. They also had a tenacious running attack. QB Jake Coker and Heisman winner Derrick Henry had great years and led this team back to the top of the college football mountain.
Henry and Coker have moved on to the NFL and now the teams progress will depend on QB Cooper Bateman. The team as a whole is always stock piled with talent and don’t expect this year to be any different. Alabama will be in the hunt for back to back titles this year and they have a legitimate shot to achieve that goal.
Notable 2016 games:
Sept. 3rd vs USC
Sept. 17th @ Ole Miss
Nov. 5th @ LSU