For one game, No. 1 Alabama reverts to ground-and-pound


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Don’t worry, Alabama fans. The top-ranked Crimson Tide haven’t gone back to old-school, pound the ball and keep it as long as possible football. It was just the best way to beat Mississippi.

Offensively, the game plan featured a heavy dose of feeding the ball to bruising tailback Brian Robinson Jr. Robinson got 36 carries for 171 yards and four touchdowns — all career highs by a large margin — in Saturday’s 42-21 win over the Rebels, who fell five spots in the rankings to No. 17 on Sunday.

Chances are Alabama will go back to its normal style against Texas A&M.

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