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The Tide's defense was a force all season and finished among the nation's leaders. But when Prothro broke his leg against Florida on Oct. 1, Alabama was never the same. To Mike Shula's credit, the Tide (9-2, 6-2) still managed to win nine in a row, but senior quarterback Brodie Croyle took a beating in season-ending losses to LSU and Auburn. After Prothro went down, Alabama failed to score more than 18 points against an SEC foe. The offensive line also couldn't protect Croyle, who was sacked 26 times in his last five SEC games.
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