What was supposed to be one of the most competitive games of the whole college football season wasn’t really that close. Florida State vs. Alabama was a game that many people had FSU actually winning, beating the powerhouse known as the Crimson Tide.
Well, they didn’t, and there wasn’t really a point in this game where you thought they were taking control or could knock off ‘Bama. At the beginning, it was close and pretty even, with only one field goal for Alabama in the first quarter. There was a pair of TDs, Deondre Francois to Auden Tate and Jalen Hurts to Alabama star Calvin Ridley. The first half really consisted of all defense for both teams as the halftime score was 10-7.
At the half, it looked like it was going to be a classic game down to the wire. Then came the second half. If we named these things, I would call the second half “Alabama,” because that’s all it really consisted of. Crimson Tide pounded the ball as they had the total rushing yards advantage 173 to 40. It was a combination of Bo Scarborough and Damien Harris, who were absolutely dominating every part of the FSU defense. The game was done when Alabama’s defense did what they do best: get a turnover. They forced a fumble and picked off Francois twice in the second half. This, for the most part, wasn’t a really competitive game. Bama just played like Bama.