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A week three loss to Texas A&M cost the Alabama Crimson Tide a shot at the National Championship in a full simulation of the 2013 college football season in EA Sports NCAA Football '14.
After a fourth-quarter field goal gave the Crimson Tide a three point win over Virginia Tech in the season opener, Alabama was defeated convincingly in College Station, down 31-0 at halftime before fighting back to a more respectable 38-21 final. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel threw for 256 yards and three TDs and rushed for one more. A.J. McCarron had 233 yards passing and two TDs for Alabama, but the game was lost on the ground, as the Crimson Tide put up just 106 rushing yards while surrendering 200.
After that, however, the Tide rolled. Posting outrageous victories such as 38-3 over Colorado State, 73-3 over Georgia State, 48-7 at Kentucky, 49-17 against Arkansas, 51-25 at Mississippi State and a particularly impressive 31-14 win over LSU. Their only real challenge came in week five against Ole Miss, when a late touchdown run game Alabama a 24-21 win.
The Tide finished second in the SEC (and second in the SEC West) behind Texas A&M, who lost at home to Mississippi State later in the year but still owned the tiebreaker over Alabama. The Crimson Tide were actually second in the BCS standings prior to conference championship week, but the Aggies leapfrogged them when they beat Georgia to win the SEC.
Relegated to the Rose Bowl, Alabama smacked Pac-12 Champion Oregon 56-27 to finish second in the final rankings. The Tide put up 545 yards of total offense in that game, lead by 99 on the ground and 2 TDs from T.J. Yeldon. Christion Jones has 105 receiving yards from WALTON, who finished with 301 total passing yards with 2 TDs of his own.
A.J. McCarron: 235-359, 3637 yards, 39 TDs, 9 INTs, 279.7 YPG, 19 sacks
T.J. Yeldon: 184 carries, 1092 yards, 16 TDs, 5.9 YPC, 84.0 YPG, 1 fumble
Kenyan Drake: 131 carries, 565 yards, 6 TDs, 4.3 YPC, 43.4 YPG, 3 fumbles
Amari Cooper: 55 receptions, 988 yards, 9 TDs, 17.9 YPR,
Kenny Bell: 44 receptions, 540 yards, 7 TDs, 12.2 YPR
Brian Vogler: 38 receptions, 626 yards, 6 TDs, 16.4 YPR
DeAndrew White: 33 receptions, 579 yards, 4 TDs, 17.5 YPR
Christion Jones: 28 receptions, 600 yards, 7 TDs, 21.4 YPR
Adrian Hubbard: 71 tackles, 23 solo, 8 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks
C.J. Mosley: 68 tackles, 31 solo, 8 tackles-for-loss, 0.5 sacks
Xzavier Dickson: 53 tackles, 25 solo, 11 tackles-for-loss, 3.5 sacks
Ed Stinson: 50 tackles, 16 solo, 14 tackles-for-loss, 4.5 sacks
Jeoffrey Pagan: 39 tackles, 10 solo, 7 tackles-for-loss, 1.0 sacks
Trey DePriest: 36 tackles, 15 solo, 8 tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks
Deion Belue: 3 interceptions, 33 yards
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 2 interceptions, 11 yards
Geno Smith: 2 interceptions, 29 yards
Vinnie Sunseri: 2 interceptions, 11 yards
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