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UA’s Jacob Coker leads with strong senior day performance

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Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker was effective and efficient last week against Charleston Southern in his final home game.

The senior completed 84.6 percent of his throws (11 of 13) for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Coker navigated Alabama to a 42-0 lead, before being replace by sophomore Cooper Bateman in the second quarter. His touchdown passes came on throws of 21 and 30 yards.

Senior wide out Richard Mullaney brought in Coker’s first touchdown strike with 2:28 remaining in the first quarter. Freshman wide Calvin Ridley was on the opposite end of Coker’s second touchdown pass, with 7:07 left in the second quarter. He now has 14 touchdown passes.

Coker’s performance against the Buccaneers marked his second home game without an interception. His first came against Louisiana State University three weeks ago on Nov. 7.

Alabama handled Charleston Southern 56-6.

Coker and the Tide have Auburn next week.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.


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