The team led by Coach Nick Saban could rely more on passing than rushing the ball this upcoming 2012-2013 college football season. With Trent Richardson gone it is up to QB A.J. McCarron to lead a still powerful offense that could go very far with an improved passing game under the guidance of Doug Nussmeier.
Bama’s defensive looks solid going into 2012, but not as good as last season with many players gone to the NFL. Last year Alabama’s defense ranked first in the nation, allowing 8.2 points per game. The Crimson Tide played a key role in the BCS Championship Game against LSU where they held the Tiger’s offense from scoring.
With only a single touchdown being scored towards the end of the National Championship game, the Crimson Tide scored 5 field goals in the first 3 quarters of the game; however special teams were not consistent last season and left room for improvement.
On the betting side Alabama finished 9-4 against the football spread and the game went under the total line 7 times against 6 on the over.
Odds makers at BetOnline Sportsbook have Alabama as favorite to win the 2013 National Championship with a money line of +500.
Alabama will be competing for the SEC West alongside the Tigers with the Razorbacks closing in. The Crimson Tide could reach another BCS National Title if they can get thru the likes of Tyler Wilson of Arkansas. Alabama’s total wins for the 2012-2013 season will look like a 10-2 if their secondary doesn’t improve.
Alabama Crimson Tide 2012 Football Schedule
Week 1 – vs. Michigan (8:00 PM ET)
Week 2 – vs. Western Kentucky
Week 3 – at Arkansas
Week 4 – vs. Florida Atlantic
Week 5 – vs. Ole Miss
Week 6 – at Missouri
Week 7 – at Tennessee
Week 8 – vs. Mississippi State
Week 9 – at LSU (8:00 PM ET)
Week 10 – vs. Texas A&M
Week 11 – vs. Western Carolina
Week 12 – vs. Auburn
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