TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s record-setting football season continued against Auburn, the No. 1-ranked Tide (12-0) exploding for five touchdowns in the second half en route to the 52-21 victory.
Alabama plays No. 5-ranked and defending league champion Georgia (11-1) at 4 p.m. in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The Crimson Tide has set several records this season and dominated like no other team in major college football history.
Alabama coach Nick Saban, however, explained why he can’t say that he’s satisfied even after extending the school record with a 26th-straight home victory at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“I don’t think you’re every satisfied. I think we’re pleased we’ve been able to score as many points as we have, I think we set a record, or whatever, but satisfied?” Saban said following Saturday’s game. “There’s always things that you can do better.”
Alabama has opened this season with 12 consecutive wins by 20 points or more, the most to start a season in NCAA history, and the Crimson Tide has done it behind Heisman Trophy favorite Tua Tagovailoa.
The Alabama QB has keyed an offense that has set single-season school records for passing yardage (3,985) and scoring (558 points).
Still, Saban points out, the Tide hasn’t been sharp in the first half of its past two games, playing The Citadel to a 10-10 tie and leading Auburn 17-14.
“Obviously we didn’t play very well last week in the first half, there were some things that we didn’t do today very well in the first half, we didn’t run the ball very effectively in this game,” Saban said. “ I think we have to have balance in our offense, so there’s always things for us to work on.
“Am I disappointed in anybody? No. Am I pleased we’ve been able to accomplish what we have? Yes. But there’s many, many things we need to do better on both sides of the ball and on special teams.”
Alabama coach Nick Saban