Western Carolina vs Alabama: Mac is Ready, Saban is Focused
Alabama put in its final practice of the week on Thursday afternoon and it was all business as the Tide worked in a helmets-only session preparing for Western Carolina.
The Crimson Tide and Catamounts will play Saturday, Nov. 23 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The contest will air 11 a.m. CT on 95.3 THE BEAR with Eli Gold on the call.
DeVonta Smith was selected as a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the junior wide receiver is one of 20 selected to the Players to Watch list.
Alabama has had two players earn the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. The first to bring home the hardware was Derrick Henry in 2015, with junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa being the 2018 honoree and reigning award winner.
Smith has put together a standout season for the Crimson Tide in 2019. The junior has totaled a team-high 1,026 yards and 11 touchdowns on a career-best 56 catches. He has posted two 200-plus yard receiving games on the year, the first Crimson Tide receiver to achieve that feat since Cooper in 2014. His impressive play through 10 games this season places him sixth nationally in receiving yards while his touchdown total is tied for sixth in Division I. Smith has also been impressive after the catch, recording 610 yards after the catch so far to lead the country in that category. #RollTide #WildBillShow