TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Michigan's Denard Robinson wasn't the one to test Alabama's ability to stop the pass. Arkansas' Tyler Wilson wasn't the man for the job either. Neither he nor Missouri's James Franklin ever saw the field against the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide.
In a way, it's been the year of avoiding the big quarterback for Alabama. Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic and Ole Miss weren't about to test the secondary and drop back to throw the ball 50 times a game.