Tua Watches The Tide Roll
It was so great to see Tua on Saturday inside Bryant Denny. He's a bright and shining star that we will miss and our prayers are with him during his recovery. Alabama football rolled to a 66-3 Senior Day win over Western Carolina as the Crimson Tide improves to 9-1 overall.
Redshirt sophomore Mac Jones made the second start of his Crimson Tide career at quarterback, going 10-of-12 passing for 275 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters of work. Freshman running back Keilan Robinson tallied 92 yards rushing and a touchdown, all in the second half, to lead the game. Sophomore Jaylen Waddle and junior DeVonta Smith led all wide receivers with 101 and 94 yards. respectively, with Waddle scoring a touchdown and Smith adding two.
The Crimson Tide defense forced five turnovers on the day, including an 81-yard pick-six by junior defensive back Xavier McKinney. Four total interceptions and a fumble recovery by the Tide resulted in 35 points off turnovers.
McKinney led the defense with two interceptions and a forced fumble as well as three tackles, including on for a loss. Freshman linebacker Shane Lee paced the Tide with seven tackles on the day, while redshirt freshman defensive lineman Christian Barmore, freshman defensive lineman Byron Young, freshman defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe and redshirt senior linebacker Anfernee Jennings combined for four sacks on the day.