Marcell Dareus shows up for Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban said this week that the Tide needed to get junior defensive end Marcell Dareus playing at a high level for this defense to be at its best.

Dareus was slowed by an ankle injury this week in practice, but showed up big on third down during Alabama's goal-line stand. He was able to get good push most of the first quarter and looks more active than he did last week.