ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans throws the ball over defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson #86 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second quarter during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

This stat shows why Alabama dominates pro-style passing teams


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Nick Saban defenses have been known to do two things pretty consistently over the years: they generally kill pro-style offenses, but can sometimes struggle against good, mobile quarterbacks. Well, one stat from after the Cotton Bowl shows just how the Crimson Tide kill pro-style offenses.

That's right, 50 sacks on the year and 38 when the team rushes four players or less. The 50 sacks already leads the nation, but if you just counted those sacks when they rushed less than four players, the Crimson Tide would still be No. 9 in college football in sacks.

No wonder the Alabama defense has been so dominate this season, especially late in the year. Even when a quarterback escapes pressure, they still have to deal with seven defenders in coverage. Simply ridiculous.

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