Video: ESPN College Football Analyst Discusses Alabama’s Struggles on Third Downs
Alabama's offense had a hot start to the season, but the three out of the last four games have been alarming going into the College Football Playoffs.
Some of that has been play calling, some of it has been execution, but the Crimson Tide's struggle on the offensive side of the ball comes on third down plays.
ESPN College Football analyst Brad Edwards joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss Alabama's offensive woes on third down. According to Edwards, Alabama has converted 20-79 on third down against their last six ranked opponents which is one of the lowest percentages in college football.
Although Alabama has been able to escape this stat with big plays on first and second down leading to touchdowns, with a team like Clemson who is stacked on defense, the Crimson Tide can't take any chances trying to convert third and long plays on every drive.
Edwards also breaks down Alabama's number of plays per game being lower than their opposing teams, previews the CFB Playoffs, and who he has in the national championship game.
For more of Edwards analysis and conversation with Ryan Fowler, make sure you check out the video above the article. Don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m.