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Defensive demolition sparks Tide

Originally Published: October 10, 2009
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

OXFORD, Miss. -- When Alabama dominates, it's never as pretty as USC. Nick Saban's teams don't put up a point a minute the way Florida does. But don't mistake the No. 3 Crimson Tide's 22-3 defeat of No. 20 Ole Miss as anything but a blowout.

If this were "CSI: Oxford," the detectives would have known whodunit before the first commercial. Alabama left all the clues Saban's best teams leave: The defense forced five turnovers, the opposing quarterback refused to set his feet, and every first ...

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