Alabama Postgame Notes vs. Missouri

10-13-18 MFB vs Missouri Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) Photo by Kent Gidley 10-13-18 MFB vs Missouri Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) Photo by Kent Gidley

DEFENSIVE NOTES
SAFETY DANCE: Quinnen Williams’ end zone sack of Missouri’s Drew Lock to end the third quarter was Alabama’s first safety since the 2015 SEC Championship Game against Florida. The safety is the first of Williams’ career.

TURNOVERS, TURNOVERS, TURNOVERS: Alabama’s three forced turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble) against Missouri tonight gives the Crimson Tide at least one forced turnover in 49 of its last 51 games dating to the start of the 2015 season. During the current run, the Crimson Tide has forced 88 turnovers (61 interceptions, 27 fumbles) and returned 21 of those miscues for touchdowns.

POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: With its two post-turnover scoring drives in the first half, Alabama has scored 90 points off 16 opponent giveaways this season, scoring on 14 of the turnovers and intercepting a pass to end the first half against Louisiana on Sept. 29. The Tide defense has directly accounted for 28 points on four interception returns, while the offense has posted 62 points on its 11 post-turnover possessions.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
TAGOVAILOA VS. SEC:
In four games against Southeastern Conference opponents this season, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has thrown for 1,177 yards and 13 touchdowns on 55-of-80 passing (.688) for an efficiency rating of 245.96.

TWO OVER 100: With 100-yard receiving performances by DeVonta Smith (100) and Jerry Jeudy (147) tonight, Alabama has now recorded three consecutive games with multiple 100-yard receivers (Jaylen Waddle, 138; Henry Ruggs III, 116 vs. UL & Jerry Jeudy, 135; Irv Smith Jr., 123 at Arkansas). Prior to this steak, Alabama had only seen multiple receivers have 100-yard or more receiving yards in the same game five times in program history and only once in the Nick Saban era before this season.

TUA AT THE HELM: Sophomore Tua Tagovailoa has directed 52 drives as the Tide’s starting quarterback this season with 34 resulting touchdowns (65.3 percent) and five culminating in field goals for 36 total scoring drives (69.2). In those drives, the Tide offense is 24-for-37 on third down conversions, accounting for 2,580 yards on 263 snaps for an average of 9.81 yards per play and 250 of the 332 points scored by the UA offense.

TAGOVAILOA FIRST HALF TOUCHDOWN PASSES: With his three first-half touchdown passes tonight, Tua Tagovailoa joins Johnny Manziel as the only SEC quarterbacks to throw three or more scoring passes in the first half of three consecutive conference games. Tagovailoa found the end zone three times against Texas A&M on Sept. 22 and four times at Arkansas on Oct. 6.

LAST THREE FIRST HALVES FOR TAGOVAILOA: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is 30-for-40 with 727 yards passing and nine touchdowns in the first half of his last three games for a passing efficiency rating of 301.92.

DAMIEN HARRIS NOW 10TH ON UA CAREER RUSHING LIST: With 62 yards rushing tonight, senior Damien Harris has 2,617 yards on the ground for his career, moving him into 10th place on the UA career rushing chart. Dennis Riddle (1994-97) is ninth with 2,645 yards.

LONG TOSS: With Tua Tagovailoa’s 57-yard pass to DeVonta Smith and his 81-yard touchdown strike to Jerry Jeudy tonight, Alabama has 11 pass plays of 50 yards or more in seven games this season – nine thrown by Tagovailoa, and one each by Jalen Hurts and Mac Jones.

DRIVES UNDER A MINUTE: With three first-half scoring drives of 23, 52 and eight seconds, 18 of the Crimson Tide’s scoring drives this season have lasted less than a minute with nine lasting less than 30 seconds. Alabama led the nation in scoring drives under a minute with 15 entering the Missouri game.

FIRST HALF TOTAL OFFENSE: With 358 total yards in the first two quarters, Alabama is now averaging 373.1 yards in total offense in the first half this season (2,612 yards in seven games). The Tide has racked up 340 or more total yards in the first half in six of seven games this season – 340 vs. Louisville, 395 vs. Arkansas State, 418 at Ole Miss, 357 vs. Louisiana and 463 vs. Arkansas.

FIRST HALF SCORING: Through seven games this season, Alabama is outscoring its opponents, 268-44 (38.3-6.3), in the first half. That total includes a 137-31 (19.6-4.4) first quarter advantage and a 128-13 (18.3-1.9) difference in the second quarter.

THIRTY FOR SIX: Alabama has now scored 30 or more points in the first half of six consecutive games dating back to the Arkansas State game on Sept. 8, the longest streak in the FBS since Baylor from 2012-13.

OPENING DRIVE TOUCHDOWNS: Tua Tagovailoa’s 81-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Jeudy on Alabama’s first possession against the Tigers was the Crimson Tide’s seventh-straight opening-drive touchdown this season. Alabama has now won 22-straight games when scoring a touchdown on its first offensive possession of a game. The Tide’s last loss after finding the end zone on its first drive was to Oklahoma in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl.

SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE 500+ YARD TOTAL OFFENSE GAME: Alabama’s 564 yards in total offense against Missouri marks the seventh time the Crimson Tide has topped 500 yards this season and the 19th time in the last 51 games dating to the start of the 2015 campaign. This is Alabama’s first seven-game run of 500-yard total offense performances in program history.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
WELCOME BACK: Skyler DeLong’s third quarter punt tonight was Alabama’s first punt attempt in 10 quarters, dating to the Texas A&M game on Sept. 22, a span of 156 minutes.

 

No. 1 Alabama Posts 39-10 Homecoming Win Over Missouri

10-13-18 MFB vs Missouri Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (4) Photo by Amelia B. Barton 10-13-18 MFB vs Missouri Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (4) Photo by Amelia B. Barton
10-13-18 MFB vs Missouri
Alabama runningback Damien Harris (34)
Photo by Amelia B. Barton

The Crimson Tide went over 500 yards in offense for seventh-straight game

 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 1 Alabama football team defeated Missouri, 39-10, Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium behind a three-touchdown performance by sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Homecoming in front of 101,821 fans.

 

The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) netted 564 yards of total offense against the Tigers (3-3, 0-3 SEC) in the win.

 

On the offensive side, Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns, all in the first half, while going 12-for-22 in the air for 265 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Jerry Jeudy hauled in three passes for a career-high 147 yards and a touchdown while fellow sophomore wide out DeVonta Smith caught four passes for 100 yards and a score to give the Crimson Tide two 100-yard receivers for the third game in a row. On the ground, senior running back Damien Harris rushed the ball 14 times for 62 yards and a score.

 

Junior linebacker Mack Wilson and redshirt sophomore Quinnen Williams led the Tide defense. Wilson finished with a team-high 11 tackles and a sack while Williams tallied seven stops and Alabama’s first safety since 2015.

 

For the seventh consecutive game, Alabama scored on its opening drive when Tagovailoa found Jeudy for an 81-yard bomb to put the Tide on the board just 23 seconds into the game. Following redshirt freshmen Joseph Bulovas’ extra point, UA led 7-0 with 14:37 left on the first quarter clock.

 

On the second offensive play for Missouri, quarterback Drew Lock dropped back to pass and was picked off by junior defensive back Saivion Smith at the Mizzou 47-yard line, returning the interception 33 yards to setup the Alabama offense at the Missouri 14-yard line. Three plays later, Bulovas converted a 30-yard field goal to put UA up 10-0 with 13:23 remaining in the first.

 

Later in the quarter after an Alabama fumble, Missouri used a seven-play 37-yard drive and put three points up on the scoreboard on a 43-yard field goal. The Tide led 10-3 with 5:31 to go in the first quarter.

 

Alabama responded with a nine-play 67-yard drive, capped off by a 28-yard Bulovas field goal to extend the lead back to 10 points at 13-3 with 2:13 left in the first.

 

On the ensuing Missouri possession, the Tigers’ offense needed six plays to go 73 yards, ending with a 20-yard touchdown reception with two seconds left in the opening quarter. After the extra point, Mizzou trimmed the deficit to 13-10 headed into the second.

 

In the second quarter, the Tide stretched its lead by scoring back-to-back touchdowns in less than two minutes. First, Tagovailoa found junior tight end Irv Smith Jr. in the back of the end zone to cap the nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Then after senior defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs forced a fumble on a 14-yard sack and junior Anfernee Jennings recovered at the MU 13-yard line, Tagovailoa hooked up with sophomore wideout DeVonta Smith for a 13-yard score. Bulovas’ extra point made it 27-10 Alabama with 10:07 left in the half.

 

Later in the second, Tagovailoa linked up again with DeVonta Smith, this time on a beautiful 57-yard strike to set up the offense at the MU 17-yard line. Five plays later, Bulovas finished the drive with a 20-yard field goal to make it 30-10 with 2:33 remaining before halftime.

 

The two teams exchanged punts in the third quarter, with the only score coming on the last play of the frame when sophomore defensive end Quinnen Williams sacked Lock in the end zone for a seven-yard loss and a safety. Alabama held the 32-10 advantage going into the final 15 minutes of play.

 

On the kickoff following the safety, junior running back Josh Jacobs took the kick at the Alabama 10-yard and sliced his way to the MU 40-yard line for a 50-yard return. The Tide reached the end zone five plays later under the direction of junior quarterback Jalen Hurts. Alabama went 40 yards, capped by Harris finding his way into the end zone from two yards out. Bulovas’ extra point made it 39-10 with 11:10 left in the game. Saivion Smith ended a late scoring drive by the Tigers in the fourth quarter with his second interception, this one coming in the end zone.

 

The Tide hits the road next Saturday, Oct. 20, for an SEC matchup against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Kickoff between the Crimson Tide and Volunteers is set for 2:30 p.m. CT with the game airing live on CBS.

Coach Saban Named to 2018 Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

17 coaches named to midseason watch list, including four former winners

 

ATLANTA (October 11, 2018) – Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl released the midseason watch list for the 2018 Dodd Trophy. The list includes 17 of the nation’s top college football coaches representing six conferences and Notre Dame.

The Dodd Trophy, college football’s most coveted coaching award, celebrates the head coach of a team who enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity – the three pillars of legendary coach Bobby Dodd’s philosophy.

The midseason watch list was created through a selection process by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, taking into consideration each program’s current performance during the 2018 season, Academic Progress Rate (APR), and each coach’s commitment to service and charity in the community.

Of the 17 coaches on the midseason watch list, the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC all lead the way with three coaches represented. Nine of the 17 coaches remain undefeated going into week seven.

This year’s midseason watch list includes four former winners of the Dodd Trophy with Mike MacIntyre (2016), Chris Petersen (2010), Nick Saban (2014) and Dabo Swinney (2001) all making the list. Additionally, four of the coaches were finalists for last year’s award, including Paul Chryst, Mark Richt, Kirby Smart and Dabo Swinney.

“We know this is a different kind of Coach of the Year award.  The Dodd Trophy doesn’t just reflect success on the field, it tries to measure the ‘whole’ coach and his positive impact on his players, school and community,” said Jim Terry, chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation. “Each coach on this list represents more than wins and losses.  We celebrate coaches who try to live up to Coach Dodd’s example of scholarship, leadership and integrity.”

The 2018 Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List:

Coach: School: Current AP Ranking: Current Record APR Score:
Paul Chryst Wisconsin (Big Ten) No. 15 4-1 986
Dave Doeren N.C. State (ACC) No. 20 5-0 964
Luke Fickell Cincinnati (American) No. 25 6-0 982
James Franklin Penn State (Big Ten) No. 8 4-1 980
Jim Harbaugh Michigan (Big Ten) No. 12 5-1 990
Tom Herman Texas (Big 12) No. 9 5-1 972
Dana Holgorsen West Virginia (Big 12) No. 6 5-0 950
Brian Kelly Notre Dame (Independent) No. 5 6-0 966
Mike MacIntyre Colorado (Pac-12) No. 19 5-0 970
Ed Orgeron LSU (SEC) No. 13 5-1 956
Chris Petersen Washington (Pac-12) No. 7 5-1 986
Mark Richt Miami (ACC) No. 16 5-1 964
Lincoln Riley Oklahoma (Big 12) No. 11 5-1 956
Nick Saban Alabama (SEC) No. 1 6-0 984
Kirby Smart Georgia (SEC) No. 2 6-0 963
Charlie Strong South Florida (American) No. 23 5-0 960
Dabo Swinney Clemson (ACC) No. 4 6-0 987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Considering the Dodd Trophy represents more than just a coach’s performance on the field, a coach in his first year, who has not had a full season to establish his own impact on APR and the local community, is not eligible to win.

“We have a very competitive field vying for this year’s Dodd Trophy halfway through the season,” said Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO & President. “We look forward to seeing which coaches can separate themselves from the rest of the pack as we get into the heart of conference play these next few weeks.”

A panel consisting of all previous winners, national media, a member of the Dodd family and a College Football Hall of Fame members will identify a list of finalists at the conclusion of the 2018 season. The winner of the 2018 Dodd Trophy will be announced in Atlanta during Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Week.

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About the Dodd Trophy
The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1A) head football coach whose program represents the highest ideals on and off the field. The award honors the coach of a team which enjoys a successful football season, while also stressing the importance of academic excellence and character, as did Coach Dodd’s teams during his 22 years as head football coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Coach Dodd remains one of college football’s legendary figures, both as a coach and a player. Coach Dodd was a native of Galax, Virginia, and played his college ball at the University of Tennessee where his team had 27 wins, one loss and two ties during the three years he played. Coach Dodd was selected to the National College Football Hall of Fame both as a coach and as a player. Additional information about the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation can be found at www.TheDoddTrophy.com. For news, updates and insider information, follow us on Twitter at @DoddTrophy or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DoddTrophy.

Crimson Tide Continues Preparations for Saturday Night’s Meeting with Missouri

Deionte Thompson and Quinnen Williams named to Bednarik Award Watch List on Wednesday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team held it second full-pad practice of the week today, working for two hours at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on Wednesday afternoon. The session was the third of the week as the team prepares to face Missouri in UA’s annual Homecoming game on Saturday.

 

ESPN will air this weekend’s meeting with the Tigers from Bryant-Denny Stadium at 6:05 p.m. CT Saturday, Oct. 13, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay on the call.

 

Alabama leads the all-time series with Missouri, 3-2, and has won the last three meetings between the two programs. The Crimson Tide defeated MU, 42-13, in the 2014 SEC Championship Game in their most-recent encounter.

 

Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams have been added to the Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia announced Wednesday.

 

Thompson leads the Crimson Tide in tackles this season with 36 stops, 23 of which are solo, and shares the team lead with two interceptions. Williams is the top tackler on the UA defensive front with 22 tackles and is tied for second on the squad with 5.5 tackles for loss (-18 yards).

 

The duo join linebackers Anfernee Jennings and Mack Wilson and defensive lineman Raekwon Davis on the Bednarik list. Jennings, Wilson and Davis were named to the preseason watch list in July.

Alabama Begins Preparations for Homecoming Matchup with Missouri

8/21/18 MFB Practice Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses (32) Photo by Robert Sutton 8/21/18 MFB Practice Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses (32) Photo by Robert Sutton

The Tigers will make their first-ever visit to Tuscaloosa for Saturday’s contest

 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since Saturday’s 65-31 win at Arkansas, working for two hours in shells (helmets and shoulder pads) at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields this afternoon.

 

The Crimson Tide will play its lone October home game this weekend when UA meets SEC East foe Missouri for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Bryant-Denny Stadium at 6:05 p.m. The contest will air on ESPN with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay on the call.

 

Also on Monday, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa picked up a pair of national weekly honors as the sophomore was named the offensive College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Week and was one of eight signal-callers named to the Manning Award Stars of the Week list. The Ewa Beach, Hawai’i, native threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns on 10-of-13 passing in the Tide’s 65-31 win at Arkansas on Saturday.

 

No. 1 Alabama Football Puts Up Huge Numbers in 65-31 Victory at Arkansas

10-06-18 MFB vs Arkansas Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. (82) Photo by Kent Gidley
10-06-18 MFB vs Arkansas
Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (4)
Photo by Kent Gidley

The Crimson Tide gained 639 of offense and scored nine touchdowns in the win

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 1 Alabama football team poured on the points in its 65-31 victory over Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium.

 

The Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) netted 639 yards of total offense against the Razorbacks (1-5, 0-3 SEC) in the win.

 

On offense, sophomore Tua Tagovailoa finished the game going 10-for-13 with 334 passing yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore wide out Jerry Jeudy ended the game with four catches for 135 yards and two scores, while junior tight end Irv Smith Jr. had two catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. In the running game, senior Damien Harris used 15 carries to pick up 111 yards, while finding the end zone twice.

 

On defense, sophomore linebacker Dylan Moses ended the afternoon with 10 tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and a quarterback hurry. Junior defensive back Deionte Thompson had nine tackles and a pass breakup.

 

Alabama needed just one play to get on the scoreboard. Tagovailoa connected with Smith Jr. who streaked up the sideline for a 76-yard score. Following redshirt freshmen Joseph Bulovas’ extra point, the Tide led 7-0 just 21 seconds into the game. The touchdown marked the sixth-straight game UA has found the end zone on its opening drive.

 

On the next Crimson Tide offensive drive, Tagovailoa found Smith Jr. once again for a 47-yard reception when Smith Jr. fumbled forward and sophomore wide out Henry Ruggs III picked up the ball and scored from 12 yards out. Bulovas’ point after attempt was good and Alabama took the 14-0 edge with 10:01 left in the first quarter.

 

Following an Arkansas three-and-out, the Tide put together a methodical, eight-play, 76-yard scoring drive, finished off by junior running back Josh Jacobs punching it in from one-yard out. Bulovas’ extra point made it 21-0 with 5:38 remaining in the first.

 

Arkansas responded with a long drive of its own, going 75 yards on 11 plays, capped by an eight-yard pitch-and-catch, to make it 21-7 heading into the second quarter.

 

After Moses forced a fumble at the UA one-yard line, Alabama drove 99 yards for another score. The Tide scored for the fourth time on the afternoon when Tagovailoa found Jeudy for a 42-yard touchdown reception to cap the five-play, 99-yard drive. Bulovas’ extra point pushed the lead to 28-7 with 12:07 left before halftime.

 

The Razorbacks had an answer on their next drive, going 75 yards in seven plays and finding the end zone to cut the lead to 28-14 with just over six minutes remaining in the half.

 

Alabama used a heavy dose of Harris on its next possession. He carried the ball five times on the eight-play, 75-yard drive, including a two-yard touchdown scamper. After the missed extra point, the Tide held the 34-14 advantage.

 

UA added another touchdown before the half when Tagovailoa hooked up with Jeudy again, this time on a quick slant that went 60 yards to the house. The Bulovas’ extra point made it 41-14 going into the halftime break.

 

In the first half, Alabama put up 463 yards of offense, giving the Tide more than 340 first-half yardage for the fifth time in six games this season. Tagovailoa went 10-for-12 through the air with 334 yards and four touchdowns.

 

The Crimson Tide defense stopped the Razorbacks on fourth down to open the second half, taking over at the Arkansas 44-yard line. Harris rolled up all 44 yards on the Alabama scoring drive, finishing with the senior stretching the ball out over the goal line for his second touchdown of the game, converting a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line. Bulovas’ extra point was true and UA led 48-14 with 8:47 left in the third.

 

On the next Arkansas possession, the Razorbacks finished their drive with a 41-yard field goal to cut into the Alabama lead, 48-17 with 3:21 remaining in the third quarter.

 

In the fourth quarter, Alabama answered back with a field goal of its own, after junior quarterback Jalen Hurts led the offense down the field. Bulovas converted the 27-yard attempt to finish off the 10-play, 58-yard drive, giving the Tide a 51-17 lead with 13:37 left in the game.

 

On the ensuing Razorback drive, junior defensive back Shyheim Carter picked off a  deflected pass and took it back for his second pick-six touchdown of the season. Alabama led 58-17 with 12:15 left.

 

Arkansas then added a touchdown to make it 58-24 with 8:58 remaining in the game.

 

Sophomore running back Brian Robinson Jr. added a late touchdown for the Tide after charging in from five yards out to finish the 11-play, 72-yard drive. Bulovas’ extra point pushed the lead to 65-24 with 1:59 remaining.

 

With 14 seconds left in the game, the Razorbacks scored a one-yard touchdown to make it 65-31, the eventual final.

 

Alabama returns home next Saturday, Oct. 13, for an SEC matchup against Missouri at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff for the Crimson Tide’s homecoming game against the Tigers is set for 6 p.m. CT with the game airing live on ESPN.

Alabama’s Jonah Williams Named Outland Trophy National Player of the Month

8/25/18 MFB vs Practice Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams (73) Photo by Kent Gidley 8/25/18 MFB vs Practice Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams (73) Photo by Kent Gidley

The junior tackle received offensive honor for his play in September

 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams has been named the Outland Trophy National Player of the Month on offense for the month of September, the Football Writers Association of America announced Friday.

 

Williams, who has started all 34 games of his Crimson Tide career, has graded out at over 90 percent in every contest this season. He anchors an offensive line that is protecting for the nation’s leading scoring offense (54.2). Alabama also ranks No. 5 in total offense (553.2) and is averaging more than 200 yards a game on the ground (217.4). UA is No. 9 nationally in sacks allowed per game (0.80) and has surpassed the 500-yard mark in total offense in all five games this season, a streak that is the longest in school history.

The Folsom, Calif., native has 18 knockdown blocks in five games and has not allowed a sack or quarterback pressure in 2018. His efforts have earned him offensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaches twice this season.

 

Miami (Fla.) defensive tackle Gerald Willis III was also recognized by the FWAA on Friday as the national player of the month on defense.

 

Alabama Continues to Refine Game Plan for Meeting with the Razorbacks

8/14/18 MFB Practice Alabama linebacker Christian Miller (47) Photo by Robert Sutton 8/14/18 MFB Practice Alabama linebacker Christian Miller (47) Photo by Robert Sutton

The Crimson Tide is seeking its sixth win in a row in Northwest Arkansas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team held it second full-pad practice of the week on Wednesday, working for two hours at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields this afternoon. The session was the third of the week as the team prepares to face SEC West rival Arkansas on Saturday.

 

The Crimson Tide and Razorbacks will meet for the 29th time on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. The matchup will air on ESPN at 11 a.m. CT with Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill on the call.

 

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 14-2 in his career against the Hogs, including an 11-0 overall mark and 5-0 slate on the road with the Crimson Tide. Arkansas head coach Chad Morris is in his first year in Fayetteville and will be facing UA for the first time in his four-year coaching career.

Razorbacks the Focus as Alabama Begins Preparations for Road Contest at Arkansas

ESPN will air the matchup between the two SEC West rivals at 11 a.m. CT Saturday

 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama worked out for two hours at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on Tuesday, the team’s first full-pad session in advance of Saturday’s SEC road contest at Arkansas.

 

The Crimson Tide and Razorbacks will face off Saturday, Oct. 6 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. The matchup will air on ESPN at 11 a.m. CT with Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill on the call.

 

Freshman Jaylen Waddle was among seven players named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Honorable Mention Player of the Week list today for his performance in UA’s 56-14 win over Louisiana last Saturday. The freshman from Houston, Texas caught three passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns and returned a punt 63 yards for a score in the victory.

 

Alabama and Missouri Kickoff Time Set for 6 p.m. CT on ESPN

8/23/17 MFB Practice Detail Photo by Robert Sutton 8/23/17 MFB Practice Detail Photo by Robert Sutton

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama’s Homecoming game against the Missouri Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13 is scheduled for a 6 p.m. CT kickoff on ESPN, the SEC office announced Monday.

 

The Crimson Tide leads the all-time series with the Tigers, 3-2, and has won the last three meetings between the two schools. Alabama defeated Missouri, 42-13, in the most recent matchup in the 2014 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Ga.