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Alabama keeps rolling against Vanderbilt

There certainly wasn't any letdown from Alabama after an emotional win at Florida.

The Tide blasted Vanderbilt out of Tuscaloosa with a 34-0 win Saturday. Alabama held the Commodores to just eight first downs, one third-down conversion on 10 attempts and 190 total yards.

Alabama also didn't need its dominating running game to put Vandy away. Alabama let quarterback AJ McCarron toss the ball a little more, as the sophomore threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns.

The Tide used Saturday to spread the ball around more in the passing game. Marquis Maze grabbed nine catches for 93 yards, Darius Hanks caught five balls for 60 yards and DeAndrew White caught three passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns. His 5-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter was truly one for the highlight reel as well.

There certainly weren't a handful of people who picked the tremendously unlikely upset here and Alabama played like it was supposed to. This team didn't head in so overconfident that it made sloppy mistakes (Alabama had zero turnovers) and the defense played like it was on a mission.

This is exactly how Alabama should play week in and week out. The days are ticking down to the monumental matchup between Alabama and LSU on Nov. 5, and keeping the focus until then won't be easy, but both teams have done quite well with it thus far.