Michigan’s defense forced Alabama to go three and out during the Tide’s first offensive possession. It was a good start for the Wolverines, but not much has gone right since then.
Two strong Alabama scoring drives followed by a Denard Robinson interception has suddenly put the Tide up 21-0 on the Wolverines at the end of the first quarter.
Speaking of Robinson, he needs to check himself to make sure he doesn’t pull any more of those stunts where he goes shoulder-first into an Alabama defender. He’s not built for that and it’s a one-way ticket to sitting out the rest of the game sporting an ice pack. I get he’s frustrated, but it’s too early for him to start losing his cool.
Robinson’s ability to pass the ball was going to be a focal point tonight, and that’s turned out to be a big part of this game early — but not in a good way. Robinson has just three completions for 26 yards. Not that the Wovlerines can run the ball east-to-west against this Tide defense, either.