Alabama not just about the defense this year

Alabama not just about the defense this year

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFB) - What is Alabama known for? Defense, right? Make no mistake about it, while this year's defense is once again off the charts, the offense is just as impressive.

Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin has the offense firing on all cylinders, averaging just under 44 points a game.

Alabama's lowest offensive output is 451 yards against Texas A&M, and their highest output occurred against Tennessee, when they racked up 594 yards.

Jalin Hurts, a true freshman quarterback, has rushed for 521 yards and nine touchdowns while passing for 1549 yards and five touchdowns.

Running back Damien Harris leads the team in rushing with 697 yards, averaging 8.0 yards per carry.

Calvin Ridley leads the receiving corps 43 receptions, 504 yards and five touchdowns.

When looking at the Alabama's schedule this season, it's easy to see the team can win by the run or pass, making it quite the challenge to stop.

DATE OPPONENT FINAL SCORE RUSHING  PASSING TOTAL
9/3 USC 52-6 242 223 465
9/10 W. KENTUCKY 38-10 124 351 475
9/17 OLE MISS 48-43 334 158 492
9/24 KENT STATE 48-0 285 217 502
10/1 KENTUCKY 34-6 173 315 488
10/8 ARKANSAS 49-30 265 253 518
10/15 TENNESSEE 49-10 438 156 594
10/22 TEXAS A&M 33-14 287 164 451
Ranking Alabama's offense this season:
STATISTIC AVERAGE PER GAME NCAA RANKING
SCORING 43.88 8
RUSHING 268.38 10
PASSING 229.62 67
TOTAL 498 17

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