The only way Alabama can be threatened in this game is if the defensive backfield is an utter disaster, and there’s nothing in Alabama’s fall camp so far to suggest that’s true. More likely, Alabama will put this one away in the first half, then spend the rest of the game working on situations and resting starters for next week’s game against Penn State. In other words, this game has the feel of a glorified scrimmage. It may not be as exciting as the last two years’ openers were, but it should be more comfortable for the partisan Crimson Tide fans in attendance.
San Jose State 7