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Tide Players Talk About 49-0 Win

Coming off a tough loss, a 49-point win over a lower-tiered team is somewhat like gargling: it allows a team to get a bad taste out of its mouth. One example in Alabama's 49-0 home win over Football Subdivision foe Western Carolina: getting off the field on third downs. The Catamounts (1-10) converted on but 2-11 such tries, and were unsuccessful on their lone fourth down attempt.

"We practice that every week," said Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix. "It's very important to get off the field on third down. We want to get off the field, and it was good today that extra guys got to come in and play. "Last week is in the past. We just wanted to come out and move forward." One man who moved forward—literally – was junior cornerback Deion Belue, who scooped and...

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