No. 1 Bama has been near-perfect in red zone

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's offense is outmuscling opponents when it gets close to the goal line, and sometimes getting creative about it.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide has scored on all 12 trips inside the opponents' 20-yard line going into Saturday's game with Florida Atlantic, including 11 touchdowns.

Against Arkansas, Alabama put 320-pound noseguard Jesse Williams at fullback with three tight ends and used four tight ends in another goal line situation. Both plays produced 1-yard touchdown runs.

Guard Chance Warmack says the Tide takes pride in converting those red zone chances.

Powerful tailback Eddie Lacy has four touchdowns of 10 yards or less.

Only six teams nationally have been perfect in as many trips into the red zone.

Alabama only scored TDs on 55 percent of its red zone trips last season.

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