Nick Saban is now 11-5 all time against the Auburn Tigers while leading Alabama. He undoubtedly will enjoy Saturday night's victory, however when this performance gets placed under a microscope will he be left wondering why his team didn't perform throughout the year as well as it did in the 87th Iron Bowl.
The Crimson Tide is extremely fortunate to have Young at the helm, especially on an evening which it mustered 44 rushing yards (sack adjusted). Without his special ability to direct traffic and find the open men down the field the outcome could have turned out a lot different on this homecoming weekend.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1) took care of business on Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium by beating the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3, 2-3) by a pedestrian score of 30-6. The Tide was dominant defensively throughout the evening, keeping the Bulldogs off the scoreboard until the game's final play.