First Look at Alabama

Freddie Maggardalmost 5 years

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="884"]Pic by BusinessInsider.com Pic by BusinessInsider.com[/caption] The Tide is favored by a bunch of points. Alabama is the defending national champion and appears to be well on its way to win another. Never the less, Kentucky will travel to Tuscaloosa to face its western Conference foe. Let’s take a look at the numbers:

Alabama SEC Statistical Rankings

OFFENSE

  • 1st Scoring Offense: 46.5 points per game
  • 3rd Total Offense: 483.5 yards per game
  • 2nd Rushing Offense: 246.2 ypg
  • 1st Red Zone Offense: 18/18
  • 2nd 4th Down Conversions: 83%

3 BEST PLAYERS

  
  • WR Calvin Ridley: 20 catches, 224 yards, 1 TD
  • TE OJ Howard: 10 receptions, 152 yards, 1 TD
  • QB Jalen Hurts: Passing–64/102, 727 yards, 1 INT, 5 TDs. Rushing–45 carries, 288 yards, 3 TDs
[caption id="attachment_208022" align="alignnone" width="499"]untitled1 Pic by BusinessInsider.com[/caption]

DEFENSE

  • 2nd Scoring Defense: 14.8 ppg
  • 2nd Total Defense: 280.2 ypg
  • 1st Rushing Defense: 67.5 ypg
  • 1st Opponent 1st Downs: 12.8 per game
  • 1st Opponent 3rd Down Conversions: 25.8%
  • 1st Opponent 4th Down Conversions: 20%
[caption id="attachment_208023" align="alignnone" width="975"]1 Pic by BamaHammer.com[/caption]   

3 BEST PLAYERS

  • LB Reuben Foster: 29 tackles, 1.5 tackle for loss, .5 QB sack, 1 QB hurry.
  • DE Jonathon Allen: 14 tackles, 3 TFL, 3 QB sacks, 2 pass break ups, 4 QB hurries.
  • Jack Tim Williams: 6 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1.5 QB sacks, 3 QB hurries, 1 forced fumble.

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • 1st Punt Return Average: 20.4 yards per return.
  • 1st PAT Kicking: 24/24

MISCELANEOUS STATISTICS

  • 2 Alabama defenders have returned fumbles for touchdowns: DE Jonathon Allen and NT Da’Ron Payne
  • 2 players have returned punts for touchdowns: Safety Eddie Jackson and WR Xavian Marks
  • 2 players have Pick 6s: Cornerback Marlon Humphrey and Safety Eddie Jackson

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

  • W Alabama 52, USC 6
  • W Alabama 38, WKU 10
  • W Alabama 48, Ole Miss 43
  • W Alabama 48, Kent 0
  Kentucky is facing a daunting task. Players sign to play within the Southeastern Conference to play against the best. Saturday will bring that opportunity for the 2-2 Wildcats.

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2021-09-19