Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron needs to stay healthy if the Crimson Tide want to repeat as national champs.
No. 1 Alabama goes into unfamiliar territory Saturday, as it travels to Columbia, Mo., for its first SEC matchup with the Missouri Tigers.
Alabama has been good on the offensive and defensive lines, but the No. 1 Crimson Tide are hardly satisfied with their play in the trenches.
Waiting patiently for his turn, then through lower-body injuries, Eddie Lacy is finally leading the Alabama ground attack.
Alabama is on top of the college football world heading into a trip to Columbia, Mo., this week. That doesn't mean anything though, as it was in the same position two years ago before losing in Columbia, S.C., to South Carolina.