Alabama Coaching Staff Names 10 Players of the Week for Football
The Alabama coaching staff recognized 10 players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 41-23 victory over Colorado State last Saturday. Bradley Bozeman, Damien Harris, Jalen Hurts and Bo Scarbrough on offense, Keith Holcombe, Da’Ron Payne and Levi Wallace on defense, and Andy Pappanastos, JK Scott and Mack Wilson on special teams.
Hurts accounted for 351 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, finishing 12-of-17 for 248 yards through the air, while notching a career-long touchdown on a 78-yard pass to Calvin Ridley. The sophomore quarterback posted his second straight 100-yard rushing game, totaling 103 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries. The running back tandem of Harris and Scarbrough combined to produce 121 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Both backs also assisted in the passing game, combining for five receptions and 61 yards between the two. Bozeman anchored an offensive line that opened holes for 239 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The senior offensive lineman graded out at 87 percent and accounted for a season-high four knockdown blocks while not allowing a sack from his center position.
The Alabama defense was led in tackles by Holcombe, who closed out his night with a career-high nine total stops and one pass breakup. Wallace finished with five tackles on the evening, while adding a season-high four pass breakups to his stat line in his second consecutive start at corner. Payne contributed six tackles and led all defensive linemen in production points, providing consistent pocket pressure up the middle.
Pappanastos accounted for 11 points, finishing a perfect 7-of-7 kicking, drilling both field goal attempts and all five extra points. He connected on a career-long 46-yard attempt in the first quarter and then split the uprights once again for 43 yards in the fourth quarter. Scott punted twice for 100 yards for an average of 50.0 yards per punt, with both of his boots landing inside the 20 to keep the Rams on their side of the field. The senior also kicked off eight times for 517 yards to average 64.6 yards per kick with five going for a touchback. Wilson assisted Scott in the punt game, helping limit the Rams to zero punt return yards.