Nick Saban After Ole Miss: ‘What a Great College Football Game’
Alabama head coach Nick Saban told reporters that Saturday's 48-43 win had players and coaches getting IVs after the game as he began his press conference.
Anyone that watched that entire contest wouldn't doubt the exhaustion of a coaching staff that survived 1,000 yards of total offense and a 30-point fourth quarter, but the huge swings in momentum made for great television.
"What a great college football game," Saban said. "I never, ever remember coming back from 18 points down and then get 18 points ahead, and in like seconds, let them score twice to be back in the game."
The Crimson Tide fell behind 24-3 late in the first half but went on a 41-6 run to take an 18-point lead with five minutes left in the game. Ole Miss would score twice in eight seconds after a successful onside kick, but Alabama sealed the win with a couple first downs on offense.
"You have to give credit to all phases of the game today. I thought we did a really good job on offense controlling the ball. Defensively, we didn't play great. We gave up too many big plays, but we scored on defense. And it was huge in the game."
Alabama scored touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams on Saturday, and it took a complete effort to escape Oxford with a win.
"It was a great team win and we needed about every guy we had out there to contribute in some ways."