Richard Mullaney Makes Passage From Northwest

Richard Mullaney traveled to Alabama with the reputation as a possession type receiver. The Oregon State transfer has made the seamless passage from the Pac-12 program to the Southeastern Conference. Saturday evening in the 43-37 loss at Bryant-Deny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, the Thousand Oaks High School (CA) product tied a single game high in receptions and set a new mark with touchdown catches.

He hauled in seven passes and scored two touchdowns. His first score donning the crimson and white came with Alabama (2-1, 0-1) trailing Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0) 17-3 in the second quarter. Richard Mullaney capped a 15-play, 75-yard drive by grabbing a nine-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jacob Coker. He hurdled the oncoming defender just inside the five-yard line before leaping into the end. Down 43-30, he caught a 2-yard pass from Coker to cut the lead to six with 4:33 remaining in the fourth quarter. He finished with 61 yards in receptions for the evening. His 2015 three-game totals are 10 receptions for 106 yards with a long catch of 22 yards and two touchdowns. He has returned one punt for 22 yards and a kickoff for 16 in the prior two games.

The 6-3, 208 pound wide receiver spoke to the assembled media after no. 2 ranked Alabama suffered their first defeat of the season against the visiting no. 15th rated Ole Miss Rebels.


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