Film Room: Alabama Records Season-High Takeaways

Throughout the season, college football analysts and fans alike have pointed out stark differences between this year’s Alabama team and teams from years past.

One of the most glaring differences? This team’s lack of forced turnovers.

For years, the Crimson Tide defense was revered for its almost superhuman ability to create takeaways at opportune times while always maintaining an advantage over their opponent in turnover margin. Alabama has even led the nation in nonoffensive touchdowns since the 2016 season.

This season, however, the defense simply hasn’t found a way to consistently force turnovers. As of today, Alabama ranks 96th out of 131 teams in terms of -4 revenue margin for the year. That means the Crimson Tide has four more giveaways than takeaways in 11 games this season.