I watched a few Alabama games today: Ole Miss, LSU and Tennesse. I came away pretty confident that Washington can potentially upset them. Bama's offense is pretty bad at throwing the ball because Hurts is really ineffective with his mechanics and accuracy. UW can make Bama one dimensional, Washington has 3 elite 3-4 DL men and the best secondary in the country. Bama's defense is very agressive and can be had on routes that force them to switch (wheel routes, zone busters etc). Short quick passing game off of play action was money for Ole Miss early in the game. RPOS looked actually quite effective against Bama's defense because the safeties and LBs overcommit so much because they trust someone to make a play if they can't . Everyone's explosives plays came off play action which speaks to how agressive they play. Alabama sells out to stop the run but if you spread them out you can get 3-4 yards and the occassional 10 yard pop. Bama's defense reminds me of the Seahawks without an elite safety or corner. I like UW's chances in this game esp. given that Pete has 1 month to prepare. If Washington can stay ahead of the chains and convert on third down i can see them scoring 17-20 points. Washington's defense has NFL talent at every postition except for the buck postition, Psalms Wooching who can abused on outside runs and QB scrambles/reads which is concerning. Joe Mathis and Azeem Victor may be able to come back for Washington in this game and they are elite at what they do. I also saw Bama has had 2 OL men go down which could end up being the difference in the game. If Washington can stay away from TOs and convert on third down; they can win this game.