SEC, Tide Coaches Hand Out Iron Bowl Honors
The Alabama coaching staff named 10 players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 27-24 win at Auburn last Saturday. Isaiah Bond, Jalen Milroe, Kadyn Proctor and Roydell Williams on offense; Terrion Arnold, Chris Braswell, Deontae Lawson and Dallas Turner on defense; and Jihaad Campbell and Quandarrius Robinson on special teams were all recognized for their efforts against the Tigers.
In addition, the SEC named Milroe Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Proctor Co-Freshman of the Week.
Bond caught five of his eight targets for 75 yards and a score, that being the go-ahead touchdown from 31 yards out to lift the Tide to an Iron Bowl victory. While leaving Jordan-Hare both shaken AND stirred, he converted a pair of first downs to go with his 31-yard score on a play for the ages.
Milroe left his mark on the Iron Bowl, tossing a 31-yard touchdown to Bond on 4th-and-goal with just 32 seconds remaining to secure the win. He totaled 366 yards of offense on the day, including 259 through the air and a team-high 107 on the ground while completing 16-of-24 passes with two touchdowns as a passer.
Proctor helped anchor an Alabama offensive front that controlled the line of scrimmage and garner 451 yards of total offense. The true freshman recorded two knockdown blocks while not allowing a sack or a quarterback hit.
Williams ran for 30 yards and a touchdown across his eight rushes, picked up a crucial first down on the Tide’s final drive, taking a toss play around the right side of the line to move the chains on 4th-and-short, and contributed on special teams, as well, notching one tackle on punt coverage.
Arnold picked off two passes against the Tigers, the first two-interception game by a Tide player since 2021. He recorded his first interception as time expired in the first half with the other sealing the win as the clock hit zeros. He also contributed three tackles on the day.
Braswell paired with Dallas Turner to apply consistent pressure off the edge all afternoon. The seniior recorded three tackles, including one sack (-14 yards) and forced a fumble that pinned the Tigers inside their own 1-yard line for the game’s final play.
Lawson returned to the lineup to contribute five total tackles, including one sack (-3 yards) after missing two games with an injury. He led a Tide defense that limited the Tigers to just 93 yards passing.
Turner seemed to be nearly unblockable in the Iron Bowl. He was credited with a career-high eight quarterback pressures by the Alabama coaching staff. The junior NFL prospect had four total tackles, including two for loss (-12 yards) and contributed one sack (-6 yards) and a quarterback hurry in the rivalry matchup.
Campbell recovered a muffed punt late in the fourth quarter that led to the eventual game-winning touchdown for UA. He also notched four total tackles and a pass breakup from his inside linebacker post.
Robinson made a career-high three special teams tackles against the Tigers.
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