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As has been noted, there are no easy answers to Alabama's problems in scoring offensive touchdowns this season. Bama kicked two field goals in its only two trips in the red zone against Florida in the 28-13 loss Saturday.

That makes it easy to overlook how good the Tide offense has performed before its gets to the red zone, a fact that makes the troubles all the more puzzling. The Crimson Tide ranks 44th in the country on total offense, averaging 369.4 yards per game. Alabama has 105 first downs in its five games for an average of 21 per game, which is among the highest in the country. Additionally, Alabama is...