10/10/20 MFB Alabama vs Ole Miss Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8) Photo by Kent Gidley

Three players on offense, two on defense and one on special teams all earned recognition from the UA staff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaches selected six players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 63-48 win at Ole Miss last Saturday. Miller Forristall, Najee Harris and DeVonta Smith on offense; Christopher Allen and Patrick Surtain II on defense; and John Metchie III on special teams all earned the recognition for their play in the Crimson Tide’s road win.

 

OFFENSE

Miller Forristall

  • Finished with two catches for 16 yards, including a touchdown grab from three yards out
  • The redshirt senior also provided blocks in the Tide’s running game, allowing Alabama backs to rack up 306 yards on the ground

 

Najee Harris

  • Turned in a record-setting performance, finishing with a program-high tying five rushing touchdowns in the win at Ole Miss
  • Rushed for a career-high 206 yards on 23 carries to average a whopping 9.0 yards per tote
  • The senior scored on runs of five, 33, 16 and 39 yards with the 39-yarder officially sealing the win for the Crimson Tide
  • Added three receptions for 42 yards

 

DeVonta Smith

  • Led all wideouts with his career-high 13 catches, a total that tied for the Alabama single-game mark for receptions
  • Totaled a team-high 164 yards receiving, 105 of which came in the first half
  • Scored the Crimson Tide’s first touchdown of the night with the senior catching a 14-yard strike from Mac Jones

 

DEFENSE

Christopher Allen

  • The redshirt junior finished with a career-best showing in Oxford
  • Totaled a career-high seven tackles against the Rebels, including a team-high and career-best 2.0 for loss (-11 yards)

 

Patrick Surtain II

  • Totaled six tackles, including two solo and four assisted for the junior
  • Also provided a quarterback pressure on a delayed blitz

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

John Metchie III

  • Fell on the Ole Miss onside kick late in the fourth quarter to help Alabama put the game away
  • The sophomore also had four catches for 75 yards on offense