Eight Tiders Great In Show-Me State
Alabama players Barrett Jones, Eddie Lacy, and T.J. Yeldon were named players of the week on offense while Dee Milliner and C.J. Mosley represented the defense. On special teams, Landon Collins, Brent Calloway, and Jeremy Shelley were selected.
Jones led the offensive line with a grade of 92 percent and had no penalties, no bad snaps, no sacks and no pressures in the game. Lacy rushed for a career-high 177 yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns, including a 73-yard scoring run on the second play of the game. Yeldon also recorded a career-high with 144 yards on 18 carries and two scores.
The last time the Crimson Tide had two backs eclipse the century mark was October 15, 2011 when Trent Richardson and Jalston Fowler did so against Ole Miss.
Alabama totaled a season-high 533 yards from scrimmage against Missouri, which included a season-high 362 rushing yards.
Mosley led the Tide with 12 total tackles with one sack, one fumble recovery, and one quarterback hurry. He was also named the Defensive Player of the Week by the Southeastern Conference, and now leads the team with 51 tackles on the year. Milliner finished the game with four tackles, one for loss, along with a forced fumble and three pass break-ups. Alabama, which leads the country in all major defensive statistical categories, allowed just three points on defense and 129 total yards.
On special teams, Collins had a big play with a blocked punt in the first quarter that set up Alabama's third touchdown of the game. He also played on the kickoff team. Calloway had two special teams tackles on kickoff, including one inside the 20. He is a member of the kickoff, kickoff return and punt return units. Shelley continued his perfect season by going six-of-six on extra point attempts. He has connected on all seven of his field goal attempts this year and all 30 of his extra points.
Alabama continues on the road and in SEC play this week when Bama goes to Tennessee to take on the Vols at 6 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. eastern time) at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.
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