Believe It Or Not, Some Tiders Played Well

The mood in the Alabama football fan camp is that the Crimson Tide imploded in Oxford Saturday when Bama lost its first (and likely most difficult) Southeastern Conference road game. The 23-17 loss notwithstanding, some Alabama players did have good games in the loss.

Six Alabama players were recognized by the coaching staff following Saturday’s game against Ole Miss. Cameron Robinson and T.J. Yeldon were honorees on offense, while Xzavier Dickson and Reggie Ragland represented the defense. A'Shawn Robinson and J.K. Scott made the special teams list.

Yeldon recorded his 13th career 100-yard rushing game as he finished with 123 yards on 20 carries. He is now sixth all-time at Alabama in terms of career rushing yards with 2,760. Cam Robinson, a true freshman left tackle, had his best game to date. He did not allow a sack or a pressure, and did not get called for any penalties.

The defense limited Ole Miss to 323 total yards with 72 of those coming on the ground. Dickson was credited with six tackles (3.5 for loss) and a pair of sacks. Ragland was second on the team with nine total stops (1.5 for loss).

On special teams, A’Shawn Robinson came through with a big play in the fourth quarter as he blocked an extra point with 2:54 remaining to keep the Ole Miss lead at six. Scott had an outstanding game, flipping the field several times on punts. He averaged 51.8 yards per punt on six attempts, with three of those inside the 20. His 64-yarder in the second quarter was a career-long.

Alabama returns to action this week at Arkansas. Kickoff Saturday will be at 5 p.m. CDT with television coverage by ESPN.

Bama is ranked seventh in the nation and is 4-1 overall, 1-1 in SEC games. Arkansas is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls as the Razorbacks are 3-2 overall and 0-2 in SEC games.

Arkansas had an open date prior to hosting Alabama.


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