Alabama Names Their Players of the Week Following the Win in Knoxville
The Alabama coaching staff recognized 10 players following the Crimson Tide’s 49-10 victory in Knoxville over Tennessee last Saturday. Bradley Bozeman, ArDarius Stewart and Jonah Williams were selected on offense, Jonathan Allen, Ryan Anderson, Reuben Foster and Ronnie Harrison on defense, and Adam Griffith, Eddie Jackson and JK Scott on special teams were each recognized on Monday.
The offensive line duo of Bozeman and Williams helped clear a path for 594 yards of total offense, with 438 of those yards coming from the rushing attack, which marks a Saban-era high. Bozeman anchored the line, making all the calls from the center position, while Williams posted a grade of 90 percent from the right tackle position without allowing a quarterback hurry or a sack. The offensive line helped both Jalen Hurts (132) and Bo Scarbrough (109) eclipse the 100-yard rushing barrier with Damien Harris close behind at 94 yards. Stewart hauled in a career-high eight receptions for 54 yards while rushing for a touchdown. The junior wideout accounted for 83 all-purpose yards and averaged 9.2 yards each time he touched the football.
The defensive unit, led by Allen, Anderson, Foster and Harrison, was key to the Tide limiting Tennessee to only 163 yards of total offense. Allen made four tackles with three solo stops and a tackle for loss. He added his fifth sack of the season and the 23rd of his career to tie for third place in career sacks at Alabama. Anderson finished with two tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry on the day, while Foster finished with four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup. Harrison accounted for his second defensive touchdown of the season with a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. He also led Alabama in defensive production points while accounting for seven total tackles, including six solo stops.
Griffith finished his day with seven made extra points. He kicked off eight times for 506 yards to average 63.2 yards per kick with four going for a touchback. Jackson highlighted the Alabama effort on special teams, scoring his second punt return touchdown of the season on a 79-yard return early in the fourth quarter. He now leads the nation in both yards per punt return (25.8 ) and punt return touchdowns (2), and becomes just the eighth player in school history to return two punts for a touchdown in a season. Scott punted four times for 200 yards for an average of 50 yards per punt. He added a long of 62 while helping keep the Vols in favorable field position all afternoon.
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