Alabama football drives the conversation here at the Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every sport on campus.
Hurts so good
Jalen Hurts once again powered No. 1 Alabama’s offense to an impressive day. The sophomore quarterback went 12 for 19 for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns, while also adding 101 yards rushing and a touchdown on 10 carries in a 66-3 blowout of Ole Miss on Saturday.
— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) October 1, 2017
Hurts also moved up in multiple categories of Alabama’s record books after only 20 career games. He has now gone 169 passing attempts without throwing an interception, which is the third-longest streak in Alabama history only behind AJ McCarron (291 attempts) and Brodie Croyle (190). Hurts’ 3 total touchdowns Saturday put him at 46 career scores, moving him into a tie with Mark Ingram for fifth all time on Alabama’s career touchdown responsibility list.
In other Alabama football headlines …
- Alabama remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 Poll and the Amway Coaches Poll.
- Alabama, however, moved down a spot in ESPN’s power rankings.
- Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy also snubbed Alabama in favor of Clemson in his rankings.
- Alabama starts the week as a 23-point favorite against Texas A&M.
- How did Ole Miss react to its 63-point loss at the hands of Alabama? Read what the Rebels had to say after the game on Saturday.
- SEC Country’s Marq Burnett gave Alabama A’s across the board in his report card on the Ole Miss game.
- Multiple Alabama players, including Hurts, honored cancer victims on Saturday with wristbands and messages on armbands.
Scoring in bunches
Alabama scored 50-plus points for the second consecutive week, and the 66 against Ole Miss were the most ever by a Nick Saban-coached team. It was the first time since 1945 that Alabama scored 50 or more points against consecutive SEC opponents. So far, the Crimson Tide have outscored SEC opponents, 125-3. Alabama ranks first in the SEC in scoring offense, rushing offense and total offense.
Da’Shawn Hand and Trevon Diggs both suffered injuries in Alabama’s game on Saturday. According to Saban, Diggs has a right foot injury and was evaluated on Sunday morning. Hand was carted to the locker room after being on the receiving end of a chop block. Saban said he believes it was a left MCL sprain. After further evaluation, Hand posted a positive message to his Twitter account on Sunday:
God is good Be back sooner than later 🤐
— Da'shawn Hand (@TheHand54) October 1, 2017
A touchdown with meaning
Redshirt junior running back Ronnie Clark scored his first career touchdown in Alabama’s trouncing of Ole Miss. Clark has had a tough road, suffering two Achilles tears in four years while playing for the Crimson Tide. So, Alabama players celebrated Clark’s first touchdown as a special moment.
— BamaVideo (@BamaVideo_) October 1, 2017
Built by Bama
Justin Thomas helped the United States capture its seventh straight Presidents Cup title over the weekend. Thomas won three of his four matches in partners play but failed to win his singles match on Sunday versus Hideki Matsuyama. Thomas managed to make highlight reels multiple times, including a tricky 42-foot putt and an impressive chip in from the bunker.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 29, 2017
Alabama in the NFL
- O.J. Howard scored his first career touchdown on a 58-yard pass from Jameis Winston on Sunday. Howard’s touchdown was eerily similar to the first of his 2 touchdowns against Clemson in Alabama’s 45-40 win in the 2015 National Championship Game.
- Mark Barron picked off his first pass of the season in the Rams’ 35-30 win. He finished with 8 solo tackles to add to his interception.
- C.J. Mosley had 10 solo tackles in the Ravens’ 26-9 loss to Pittsburgh. Rookies Marlon Humphrey and Tim Williams had 4 tackles and 1 tackle, respectively, for the Ravens.
- Mark Ingram racked up 45 yards on 14 carries in the Saints’ 20-0 win against the Dolphins.
- Landon Collins had 7 solo tackles and 2 pass deflections as the Giants lost to the Buccaneers, 25-23.
Around the Capstone
- The volleyball team lost in straight sets at Missouri.
- Men’s tennis’ duo of Sam Fischer and Zhe Zhou finished singles and doubles play in the Commodore Scramble over the weekend.
- Former Alabama women’s tennis players Alexa Guarachi and Erin Routliffe reached the semifinals of the ITF Women’s Circuit Tournament during the weekend.
- Alabama basketball welcomed prospects Trendon Watford, a 5-star small forward, and Javian Fleming, a 3-star center, to campus this weekend. Fleming said he would announce his commitment between Alabama and Georgetown soon.
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