TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff recognized nine players following the Crimson Tide’s 34-6 win over Kentucky in the SEC opener at Bryant-Denny Stadium last Saturday. Joshua Jacobs, Calvin Ridley and Cam Robinson on offense, Reuben Foster, Shaun Dion Hamilton and Tim Williams on defense, and Keaton Anderson, Adam Griffith and Bo Scarbrough on special teams were recognized on Monday.
Jacobs and Ridley each notched career days against the Wildcats, helping the offense accumulate 488 total yards. In his first career start, Jacobs rushed 16 times for a career-high 100 yards and a score while adding a career-best three receptions for 44 yards to finish with 144 yards of total offense. Ridley caught 11 passes for 174 yards, both career-high marks, while adding two touchdowns to match his previous career best. Ridley average 14.5 yards per catch with seven of his 11 catches going for a first down. Robinson helped provide time for the offense to develop, posting a dominant performance at left tackle to grade out at 88 percent. He added a pair of knockdown blocks while not allowing a sack or committing a penalty.
The trio of Foster, Hamilton and Williams were key to the Tide defense limiting Kentucky to only 161 yards of total offense. Foster finished with six tackles and a quarterback hurry on the day, while Hamilton tied for the team-high and set a new career-high mark with eight stops. Williams came off the bench in the second half to record four stops, including a team-high three tackles for loss (-14 yards) and one sack (-9 yards).
Anderson and Scarbrough helped limit Kentucky to zero punt return yards and only 79 yards on kickoffs. Griffith was perfect on all four extra point attempts and added field goals from 44 and 24 yards out.