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Alabama coaches name nine Players of the Week from Ole Miss win

Alabama running back Jase McClellan carries the ball against Ole Miss
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The Alabama coaching staff named nine players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 24-10 win over then-No. 15/16 Ole Miss to open Southeastern Conference play last Saturday. Tyler Booker, Jase McClellan, Jalen Milroe and Robbie Ouzts on offense; Jihaad Campbell, Kool-Aid McKinstry and Dallas Turner on defense; and Ja’Corey Brooks and James Burnip on special teams were all selected for their efforts against the Rebels.



Tyler Booker

  • Recorded a career-high six knockdown blocks while not allowing a sack against the Rebels
  • Anchor of an Alabama offensive line that accounted for 356 yards of total offense, including 131 yards on the ground and 225 through the air
  • Cleared a path for Jase McClellan to rush for 105 yards and a touchdown while averaging 6.2 yards per carry


Jase McClellan

  • Led the Crimson Tide with 17 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown
  • Averaged 6.2 yards per tote, including an eight-yard score to go with a long rush of 22
  • Added two receptions for 12 yards


Jalen Milroe

  • Finished 17-of-21 passing for 225 yards and a touchdown
  • Completed at least one pass to 10 different UA receivers on the day
  • Also accumulated 28 yards on the ground with a long rush of 20


Robbie Ouzts

  • Got the starting nod against the Rebels
  • Totaled one reception for 21 yards, picking up a crucial first down to extend UA’s offensive drive that resulted in an eventual touchdown
  • Provided solid perimeter blocking, helping the Tide rack up a combined 131 rushing yards



Jihaad Campbell

  • Stepped up in the absence of Deontae Lawson, entering the game late in the second quarter
  • Finished second on the Tide defense with seven total tackles


Kool-Aid McKinstry

  • Helped UA’s secondary limit the high-powered Ole Miss offense to only 245 yards through the air
  • Recorded three tackles, including one for loss (-2 yards), and added a pass breakup


Dallas Turner

  • Led the Alabama defense in production points as he spotted the stat sheet to open SEC action
  • Posted five tackles, including 3.5 for loss (-27 yards) and two sacks (-17 yards)
  • Also pressured the quarterback twice while forcing a fumble with a huge hit on the Rebels’ signal-caller



Ja’Corey Brooks

  • Blocked an Ole Miss punt, flying around the left side of the line to dive in front of the ball
  • Added one reception for a two-yard gain from his wide receiver post


James Burnip

  • Called on to punt three times in the top-25 matchup
  • Accumulated 145 yards for an average of 48.3 yards per kick
  • Forced three fair catches and boomed a long punt of 56

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

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