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Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week vs TAMU

via: Eric Schlegel USA Today Sports

Following the team’s victory over the Texas A&M Aggies, the Alabama Crimson Tide returned to Tuscaloosa ready to review and analyze the game. On Monday, ahead of practice, the players of the week were announced by the coaching staff to highlight the standout performances from last week’s matchup.

Listed below are the offensive players of the week:

Najee Harris

Harris turned in his second 100-yard rushing game of the season as he gashed the Aggies for 114-yards on 20 carries giving him an average of nearly six yards per carry. Although he didn’t rush his way into the endzone he did catch a short pass in the red zone from quarterback Tua Taogvailoa for a score as he finished with three catches for 19-yards. Harris also showed some willingness to pick up blitzes during the passing game as he aided his quarterback throughout the contest with some solid chip blocks.

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Landon Dickerson

One of the reasons why Harris found so much success on the ground was because of the offensive line’s performance, especially from the Dickerson. Dickerson came into the game having to move over to center to fill in for the injured Chris Owens for just the second time in his career and throughout the game looked as if he was a natural. The Florida State transfer brought a physicality upfront and set the tone for the game. Along with the rest of the offensive line, Dickerson also thrived in the passing game giving Tagovailoa a bunch of time to look downfield and find his open man. By the end of the game, Tagovailoa had only been sacked once and hit just twice.

Tua Tagovailoa

At this point, the list should be renamed the “Tua Tagovailoa offensive players of the week” judging by how often he has been selected for it. Tagovailoa continued his record-setting pace on Saturday completing 21/34 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns. The junior has now passed for at least four touchdowns in five out of the team’s six games and will likely be seen taking pictures in New York in a couple of months. But for right now, Tagovailoa will continue to lead the Crimson Tide’s offense one week at a time

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77


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