Report Card: Grading Alabama's dominating 56-7 win over MTSU

Nick Saban and the Alabama football team got off to a good start in 2023 with a dominating 56-7 win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday night from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

After missing out on the playoffs in 2022, the offseason was filled with question marks and uncertainty at some position groups, most notably quarterback.

Redshirt sophomore Jalen Milroe did his best to silence those critics with an impressive performance on Saturday night.

Making his second career start for the Tide, Milroe made history by becoming the first Alabama quarterback to throw for three touchdowns and run for two in one game.

Now that the dust has settled, it is time to bring back our Alabama Report Card and give our grades for the Crimson Tide’s performance in all three phases of the game.

Overall Grade: A Overall you have to be pleased with Alabama’s performance on Saturday nigh.

 Execution was clean and both sides of the ball displayed a ton of toughness and physicality.

Offensive Grade: A Offensively Alabama executed the gameplan rather impressively. As we mentioned earlier, Milroe made plays with both his arm and his legs and controlled the game for the Tide. 

Defensive Grade: A Alabama surrendered just 211 yards and allowed only seven points against the Blue Raiders. 

Special Teams Grade: A It was business as usual for the Alabama special teams. Kool-Aid had a couple of nice punt returns, Will Reichard and Conor Talty combined to connect on all eight of the Crimson Tide’s extra points. 


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