Alabama won its first SEC game of the season on Saturday got revenge against Ole Miss with its 48-43 victory. The win had a lot to do with two Alabama players that the SEC recognized as players of the week.
Freshman quarterback, Jalen Hurts, threw for 158 yards passing and 146 yards rushing yards. Hurts had eight rushes for 10 yards or more, and he was the first Alabama quarterback since Tyler Watts in 2001, to rush and pass for more than 100 yards. Safety Eddie Jackson was honored as Co-Special Teams Player of the Week when he took his first career punt return back 85 yards for a touchdown with 1:05 remaining in the first half.
Alabama coaching staff recognizes nine players of the week
The Alabama coaching staff selected three athletes from the offense, defense and special teams after the win against Ole Miss on Saturday.
Bradley Bozeman, Damien Harris and Jalen Hurts received the honor on offense. Bozeman started at center and received the best lineman grade at 86 percent. Hurts led the offense with 304 all-purpose yards at quarterback after his first SEC start, and Harris led the running backs with a career-high 144 yards rushing.
On defense, the coaches chose linebacker Ryan Anderson, defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson and linebacker Reuben Foster. The three accounted for 22 of Alabama’s 76 tackles. Foster had a career-high of 12 tackles.
On special teams Adam Griffith, Keith Holcombe and Jackson were named. Holcombe was named for the second time in three games for special teams. The big highlight was Jackson’s punt return for a touchdown, in his first game handling return duties.
Alabama and Kentucky announce 6 p.m. kickoff
Alabama’s east-crossover game this year will feature the Kentucky Wildcats at home for homecoming on Oct. 1. The SEC office announced on Monday that the game will be played on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT. Nick Saban has a 6-0 record all time against the Wildcats.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports