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I think its the 2012 team without question.
The '05 had some good talent, chemistry and leadership and they also put up some gaudy offensive numbers, but the fact was the did so against sub-par competition.
They only beat 2 teams with winning records that year (7-5 Michigan and 8-4 Navy), while the 2012 team beat 8 (Navy, MSU, Michigan, Miami, Stanford, BYU, OU, USC).
2005 team played a great game against a USC team that was just as talented as Bama, but they also gave up 600 yards to OSU and 44 points to a 5-6 MSU team.
Here are some interesting comparisons of the two teams:
- Defensively, the '05 team gave up almost 6 yds per play while the '12 team gave up just under 5.
- The '05 team gave up almost 800yds more than the '12 team in only 12 games
- The '05 team had almost 400yds more of total offense than the '12 team in only 12 games BUT both offenses averaged 6 yds per play
- The '12 team averaged roughly 69 offensive plays per game while the '05 team averaged 86
- The '12 team defended about 64 plays per game while the '05 team defended 74 plays per game
This post was edited by IrishfromA2 on 5/13/2013 at 12:05 PM
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