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Alabama coaches pick 12 Players of the week from Mississippi State win

Brian Robinson runs the ball against Mississippi State
Photo by Crimson Tide Photo

The Alabama coaching staff selected 12 players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 49-9 win at Mississippi State last Saturday. John Metchie III, Brian Robinson Jr. and Bryce Young on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Jalyn Armour-Davis, Jordan Battle, Josh Jobe and Henry To’oTo’o on defense; and Slade Bolden, Ja’Corey Brooks, Will Reichard and Jameson Williams on special teams all earned the recognition for their play in Starkville.



John Metchie III

  • Led all Crimson Tide wideouts with seven catches for 117 yards and a score
  • Found the end zone from 46 yards out for Alabama’s first score of the night
  • Converted a Tide first down on four of his catches to go with his touchdown


Brian Robinson Jr.

  • Averaged 7.1 yards per carry against the Bulldogs, rushing 11 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns
  • Added a career-high five receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown through the air
  • Turned his career-long 51-yard reception into six points


Bryce Young

  • Threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns as part of his 20-of-28 night passing
  • Contributed with his legs as well, rushing for 34 combined yards while converting two first downs
  • Finished 7-of-7 passing for 178 yards and three scores on third downs



Will Anderson Jr.

  • Dominated up front, finishing with four sacks (-35 yards) as part of his six total tackles
  • Became just the third player in Alabama history to record four-plus sacks in a game, joining Derrick Thomas and Leroy Cook
  • Broke up one pass while also being credited six quarterback hurries by the Crimson Tide coaching staff


Jalyn Armour-Davis

  • Recorded five tackles against the Bulldogs
  • Also tallied one quarterback pressure on the night


Jordan Battle

  • Picked off two passes in the game, including one that he returned 40 yards for a pick-six
  • The interception for a touchdown was the second of Battle’s career and the Tide’s first this season
  • Finished with seven total tackles and added one pass breakup to go with pair of picks


Josh Jobe

  • Set the tone early, picking off a pass on the Bulldogs’ first offensive drive of the night
  • Added six total tackles, including one for loss (-7 yards) to go with his interception
  • Helped the Tide defense total three interceptions by game’s end, its most since Oct. 17 against Georgia last season


Henry To’oTo’o

  • Led the Alabama defense with a career-high 13 tackles
  • Posted 1.5 tackles for loss (-7 yards) to go with a sack (-6 yards)
  • His sack added to UA’s season-high total of seven (-53 yards) in the game



Slade Bolden

  • Played through injury to help contribute on special teams
  • Also caught two passes for nine yards as a receiver


Ja’Corey Brooks

  • Continued to make an impact on special teams, nearly blocking a punt against the Bulldogs
  • Also filled in as a return man on kickoff coverage next to Jameson Williams


Will Reichard

  • Forced five touchbacks across his eight kickoffs for 445 yards
  • Contributed seven PATs in as many tries


Jameson Williams

  • Returned two kickoffs for a combined 65 yards with a long of 45 that he nearly broke for a score
  • Also contributed on the Tide’s coverage units
  • Finished with two receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown on offense, as well

**This information was acquired from a recent press release from Alabama Athletics.**

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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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