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Love the Drake! Touchdown, blocked punt builds Alabama lead

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The homecoming of Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain has not exactly gone smoothly, but Colorado State is far from being trounced by Alabama. Perhaps Nick Saban is going easy against one of his former assistants. Alabama has been from dazzling in the first half but there is no question who the better team is on the field in Alabama’s home opener. At the half, Alabama leads Colorado State 17-0.

Alabama took a lead late in the first quarter when they capped an 84-yard drive with a short touchdown run by Kenyan Drake. Drake would later block a Colorado State punt early in the second quarter, which was recovered in the end zone for another touchdown.

Alabama’s starting running back T.J. Yeldon sat out the first quarter to serve a suspension resulting from his throat slashing gesture last week against Teas A&M. A.J. McCaron has been efficient, completing 11 of 15 passes for 144 yards.

Colorado State’s offensive production has been close to what Alabama has come up with so far, but the underdog Rams just cannot come up with any of the big plays they would need to start thinking about an upset.

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7 Responses to “Love the Drake! Touchdown, blocked punt builds Alabama lead”
  1. lsuzilla says: Sep 21, 2013 8:46 PM

    Hope Bama doesn’t get diabetes from all the cupcakes on their schedule this year

  2. Deb says: Sep 21, 2013 9:00 PM

    I don’t think Colorado State is playing like a cupcake. But then, lsuzilla, you’re probably not even watching the game.

  3. patschuster7106 says: Sep 21, 2013 9:27 PM

    Reblogged this on Schu Report.

  4. Deb says: Sep 21, 2013 9:31 PM

    That’s pretty funny. Wonder if my fellow Bama fans are annoyed with me because Colorado State is playing well … or the Bama haters are annoyed with me for saying Bama didn’t schedule a cupcake. LOL

  5. lsuzilla says: Sep 21, 2013 9:41 PM

    Deb, you sound like a handsome gal

  6. Deb says: Sep 21, 2013 10:10 PM

    Well, lsuzilla, I’m always a surprise. People who know me only through my writing or commentary are surprised to discover a sweet Southern gal. And people who judge me on my sweet face are suprised to discover I’m somewhat salty.

    Speaking of cupcakes … I’m particularly looking forward to your game with the Furman Paladins ;)

  7. dcroz says: Sep 21, 2013 10:26 PM

    ‘Bama wins a pedestrian 31-6 game over CSU. On the one hand, Saban did not want to embarrass McElwain and so played a lot of young guys; on the other hand, Alabama really looked hung over from last week’s game against A&M. And CSU played its heart out, something that every team is going to do against the Tide this season. Now it’s on to Ole Miss, a very dangerous game and one where we’re going to have to play much more inspired than we did tonight…though I’m sure the players don’t need me to tell them that. Saban will be sure to remind them of it early and often this week.

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