Three apiece on defense and special teams with one selection on offense were recognized for their efforts in the win over the Bulldogs
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football coaching staff selected seven players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 24-0 shutout win over No. 16 Mississippi State at Bryant-Denny Stadium last Saturday. Josh Jacobs on offense; Isaiah Buggs, Raekwon Davis and Quinnen Williams on defense; and Ale Kaho, D.J. Lewis and Kyriq McDonald on special teams were recognized for their play against State.
Jacobs led all Tide rushers with 97 yards on a career-high 20 carries and added one rushing score. The junior also recorded two receptions for 12 yards and contributed another touchdown through the air to total 109 all-purpose yards on the day.
The defensive line trio of Buggs, Davis and Williams were dominant once again, playing a key role in the Crimson Tide’s second shutout in as many weeks. The threesome combined for 16 tackles, including five of the Tide’s 10 for a loss. Williams, a redshirt sophomore, tied for the team lead in tackles with six, adding two for loss (-9 yards) and one sack (-5 yards). Buggs tied for second on the team in tackles with five, with the senior contributing a pair for loss (-3 yards) and a sack (-1 yard) to push his team-leading sack total to 9.5. Davis, a junior, matched Buggs with five tackles, recording one for loss (-4 yards), as the Alabama defensive unit limited State to only 169 yards of total offense.
Kaho continued his steady play on special teams, notching his first career fumble recovery on a Tide punt to set up UA’s third touchdown of the afternoon. Lewis and McDonald each played a key role on coverage units to help keep the Bulldog returners to only one kickoff and a single punt return, with Lewis contributing one tackle on kickoff coverage.