TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Six Alabama players were recognized by the coaching staff following Saturday’s 43-37 loss to Ole Miss in the SEC opener. Derrick Henry and Richard Mullaney were the honorees on offense, while A’Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed represented the defense together for the second week in a row. Adam Griffith and Tony Brown made the special teams list.
Henry, a junior from Yulee, Fla., rushed for 127 yards on 23 carries against the Rebels. He found the end zone on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter to tie the national lead with seven rushing scores in three games. Mullaney, from Thousand Oaks, Calif., scored his first ever touchdown for the Crimson Tide as he leapt over a defender into the end zone and added his second score late in the fourth quarter. He totaled 61 receiving yards on seven catches, both career bests in a Crimson Tide uniform.
On defense, Robinson and Reed combined for eight total tackles. Robinson, from Fort Worth, Texas, added a quarterback hurry with three tackles, while helping the Crimson Tide front limit Ole Miss to just 92 yards rushing. Reed, from Goldsboro, N.C., who is honored by the coaching staff for the third straight week, accounted for five tackles, a quarterback hurry and helped hold the Rebels to just 2.9 yards per rush.
Griffith, a junior from Calhoun, Ga., made his only field goal attempt of the night, while connecting on all three extra points. Brown, who is honored for the third straight week, recovered the Tide’s first onside kick since 2007, downed a punt at the two yard line and made one special teams tackle.