Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football

LaMichael Fanning’s Body Slam of Russell Hansborough Sums Up Alabama vs. Missouri

+Read full article
Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

I guess it is no real surprise that Alabama beat Missouri Saturday with a final score of 42-10, retaining their number one spot in the BCS standings. The surprise came when Alabama red shirt freshman LaMichael Fanning body slammed Missouri RB Russell Hansborough in what could only be described as a pro wrestling move (actually it was called a suplex in that arena) with just two minutes left in the fourth quarter and the score set as the final. It was undoubtedly an unnecessary and dangerous display by the 6-foot-7, 297-lbs. defensive end that has garnered him a lot of negative attention.

The game announcers, CBS’ Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson were astounded and speculated that a suspension by the SEC was likely. No suspension has been announced as of yet.

The Tide traveled to Columbia, MO Memorial Stadium for their first games since the bye week to match up with the SEC newcomer. Alabama RB Eddie Lacy didn’t waste any time scoring a 73-yard touchdown on the second play, only 45 seconds into the game and the fastest of the season. With just a little over eight minutes left in the second quarter, the game was suspended for 40 minutes due to lightning strikes with the tide leading 27-0. With impending severe weather being predicted in the area, halftime was just a five minute break.

Alabama continued its domination and as expected, the Tide took the Tigers in an impressive, seemingly effortless fashion. Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel even commented, ” This is maybe the best team I have ever seen.”

When you combine this with the timing in the game of the wild defensive move, the size of the athletes involved (Hansborough is just 5’9″ and 185 lbs.) and Nick Saban‘s reputation for putting an inordinate amount of attention to player safety by modern NCAA football standards and you really have to scratch your head on this one.

The Missouri defense didn’t ponder the reasons why for long, defending their player by purposely tackling Fanning on the next two plays. Apologies by Saban and Fanning have since been made to the team.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Henry's Third Rushing TD Proves To Be Game-Winner

Derrick Henry was unstoppable against Clemson. His third rushing touchdown proved to be the game-winner, as Clemson scored a late touchdown shortly afterwards to make things interesting.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Watch Bama's Drake Bust Out For Kickoff Return TD

Clemson has been fighting tooth and nail all night long against Alabama in the National Championship game, but it looks like it may not be enough after Kenyan Drake ran this kickoff back. The touchdown gave the Crimson Tide a 38-27 lead with just over seven minutes remaining.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Watch Alabama Execute Perfect Onside Kick

The National Championship game has been much closer than people expected, which led Alabama head coach Nick Saban to call for this perfectly executed onside kick that gave his Crimson Tide the go-ahead touchdown. It couldn't have been done any better.

Comment 0 Comments