The Crimson Tide blew away Mississippi State with a 30-6 win on Saturday. The coaching staff named eight players of the week to highlight after this win.

Ja'Corey Brooks on offense; Brian Branch, DeMarcco Hellams, Eli Ricks and Henry To'oTo'o on defense; and Emmanual Henderson Jr., Robbie Ouzts and Will Reichard on special teams were all highlighted for their excellent efforts.


Ja'Corey Brooks

  • Led all pass-catchers with 74 yards
  • Got a first down for the Tide on all three of his receptions
  • Had a long reception of 40 yards


Brian Branch

  • Ended the game with four tackles, including 1.5 for loss (-6 yards) and one sack (-5 yards)
  • Contributed two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry
  • Helped the secondary limit the Bulldogs to only 231 passing yards

DeMarcco Hellams

  • Had 12 tackles which matched his career-high total, including one sack (-8 yards)
  • Added two pass breakups
  • Played a key role to holding the Bulldogs to only six points

Eli Ricks

  • Had four pass breakups which tied the team-high total
  • Did great for his first start of the year for the Tide
  • Added two tackles

Henry To'oTo'o

  • Hit his career-high in tackles with 13, including a team-high tying seven solo stops
  • Included one tackle for loss (-2 yards)
  • Led the defense in limiting the MSU offense to only 293 yards


Emmanuel Henderson Jr.

  • Did a fantastic job on the Tide's special teams again

Robbie Ouzts

  • Assisted on the Tide's punt and kickoff returns

Will Reichard

  • Kicked three field goals and three PATs, totaling at 12 points
  • Hit from 33, 38 and a season-high tying 50 yards on all three of his field goals
  • Kicked off seven times for 424 yards and two touchbacks

The Tide will take a bye-week this week, then get on the road to Baton Rouge next Saturday, November 5, to face the LSU Tigers. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CST.

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