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Alabama coaches select six players of the week following Saturday’s win at Ole Miss

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaches selected six players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 63-48 win at Ole Miss last Saturday. Miller Forristall, Najee Harris and DeVonta Smith on offense; Christopher Allen and Patrick Surtain II on defense; and John Metchie III on special teams all earned the recognition for their play in the Crimson Tide’s road win.

OFFENSE

Miller Forristall

  • Finished with two catches for 16 yards, including a touchdown grab from three yards out
  • The redshirt senior also provided blocks in the Tide’s running game, allowing Alabama backs to rack up 306 yards on the ground

Najee Harris

  • Turned in a record-setting performance, finishing with a program-high tying five rushing touchdowns in the win at Ole Miss
  • Rushed for a career-high 206 yards on 23 carries to average a whopping 9.0 yards per tote
  • The senior scored on runs of five, 33, 16 and 39 yards with the 39-yarder officially sealing the win for the Crimson Tide
  • Added three receptions for 42 yards

 DeVonta Smith

  • Led all wideouts with his career-high 13 catches, a total that tied for the Alabama single-game mark for receptions
  • Totaled a team-high 164 yards receiving, 105 of which came in the first half
  • Scored the Crimson Tide’s first touchdown of the night with the senior catching a 14-yard strike from Mac Jones

 DEFENSE

Christopher Allen

  • The redshirt junior finished with a career-best showing in Oxford
  • Totaled a career-high seven tackles against the Rebels, including a team-high and career-best 2.0 for loss (-11 yards)

 Patrick Surtain II

  • Totaled six tackles, including two solo and four assisted for the junior
  • Also provided a quarterback pressure on a delayed blitz

SPECIAL TEAMS

John Metchie III

  • Fell on the Ole Miss onside kick late in the fourth quarter to help Alabama put the game away
  • The sophomore also had four catches for 75 yards on offense

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