Alabama suffered a helluva disappointing loss to Ole Miss this weekend, suffering a 23-17 defeat that must have stung even worse because of a fourth-quarter collapse that gave the game away.
But lost in the post-game carnage that occurred after Rebel fans stormed the field was perhaps the most impressive play of the game from the Alabama defense.
Well, make that one state trooper's defense of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, that is.
The Crimson Tide suffered three devastating injuries to key players during the game, with stellar running back Kenyon Drake suffering a broken leg that will keep him out at least eight to 10 more weeks.
Behind him, starting linebacker Denzel Devall is expected to miss three to four weeks after having surgery for a high ankle sprain, ESPN reports. Starting center Ryan Kelly will also be out at least a couple of weeks with a sprained knee.
But the worst injury by far would have been if a crazed fan had reached Saban, the man who has a statue built of himself outside of Alabama's home stadium and who has brought the school three national championships.
Luckily for Crimson Tide fans, this state trooper executed the perfect stiff-arm.
With that perfect execution — watch how the trooper's arm extends fully, pushes through and doesn't bend despite the fan's full-speed momentum — and great field vision, perhaps this man could be Saban's running back replacement while Drake is sidelined.