Photo report: MTSU game stats leaders

Alabama outgained Middle Tennessee slightly both on the ground and through the air. The Tide also had an edge in total plays and yardage gained per play. MTSU had a razor-thin edge in time of possession. <br><br>Unfortunately, Bama was the clear "winner" in penalty yardage, totaling 126 yards to the Blue Raiders' 86.

Completing 16 of 22 attempts for 236 yards, Tyler Watts was the leading passer in the game. The senior leader had two touchdown passes against zero interceptions. He was also the Tide's second-leading rusher, totaling 54 yards on 10 attempts.

Triandos Luke told everyone that they shouldn't worry about the Bama receivers this year, and apparently everyone should have listened. Saturday Luke was the Tide's leading receiver, efficiently hauling in nine receptions for 85 yards. His longest reception covered 25 yards.

Taking up where he left off last season, junior Rover Brooks Daniels was Bama's leading tackler versus MTSU. On the day he totaled 11 stops (seven solo and four assists). He also turned in two tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of four yards.

Not surprisingly, senior starting tailback (and Doak Walker Award candidate) Ahmaad Galloway was the Tide's leading rusher. Averaging 5.1 yards per carry, Galloway gained 77 yards on 15 attempts. His longest run went for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Senior kicker Lane Bearden had a good day. He punted three times for 139 yards, which averaged out to 46.3 yards per attempt. His longest punt was for 51 yards, and he placed one inside the 20-yardline. Bearden was also credited with a successful pass on an improvised two-point conversion in the first half.

In his debut performance for Alabama, middle linebacker Freddie Roach garnered his team's only interception, a 41-yard effort for a touchdown that was absolutely key to his team's victory. Roach also contributed four tackles and a pass deflection.

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