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The College Football World Is Stunned By The Halftime Score Of Alabama vs. The Citadel

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches his team take on the Georgia Bulldogs.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches his team take on the Georgia Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium September 22, 2007 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Georgia defeated Alabama 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Every year, Alabama schedules what most consider to be a "cupcake" opponent the week before the big rivalry contest against Auburn. This year, they appear to have a real game on their hands.

Alabama, which was favored by over 50 points heading into Saturday, is currently tied at halftime with The Citadel. That's right, the No. 1 team in the country - who many are projecting as a challenge for some NFL teams - is tied with 4-5 The Citadel.

The college football world is freaking out regarding the score. Some are wondering if head coach Nick Saban is purposely tanking his team's effort to refocus them for Auburn and Georgia. But most are just in shock.

Here's what's out there:

Alabama likely needs to win this game to reach the College Football Playoff. If the Crimson Tide somehow lost to The Citadel but beat Auburn and Georgia, they'd have the weirdest playoff resume in history.

It's 10-10 heading into the third quarter. You might want to turn on the SEC Network.