Georgia Southern Vs. Alabama Final Score: Tide Allow Plenty Of Yards But Get 10th Win

It's not going to win any award for most dominating victory of the year, but Alabama looked far better than some of its SEC peers who faced Southern Conference teams, clocking Georgia Southern 45-21 to move to 10-1 on the season and keep the Tide's hopes for a BCS bowl berth (and maybe more?) alive.

The Tide ran for 272 yards on 49 attempts, including Trent Richardson's 32 carries for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns. A.J. McCarron went 14-of-19 passing to add 190 yards and three scores.

But if you were looking for a reason to be skeptical of Alabama's defense, it was there: 302 yards on 39 carries, a 7.7-yard average that can partially be explained by Georgia Southern's flexbone offense. But that's still not the kind of defensive performance that SEC fans have come to expect.

A win's a win, though, and the Eagles never got closer than within 10 points of the Tide. There are a lot of SEC teams that would take that right about now.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll. Here's the complete college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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