Alabama Season Recap

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(2) Alabama 38, Missouri 19

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 26 — Quarterback Mac Jones finished 18-of-24 for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Jalen Waddle caught eight of Jones’ completions for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Najee Harris led the backfield with 17 carries for 98 yards and three touchdowns. Safety Daniel Wright recorded a team-high 10 solo tackles.

(2) Alabama 52, (13) Texas A&M 24

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 3 — Jones threw for a season-high 435 yards, scoring four touchdowns in the process. John Metchie III made the most of his five catches on the night, totaling 181 yards and two scores. Waddle added 142 yards and a touchdown on five catches, and Harris carried 12 times for 43 yards and a pair of scores.

(2) Alabama 63, Ole Miss 48

OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 10 — The Crimson Tide’s 15-point win over the Rebels was its smallest margin of victory in the regular season. Harris led the Alabama offense with a season-high 206 yards and five touchdowns on 23 attempts. Devonta Smith had 13 catches for 164 yards and a touchdown and Waddle hauled in six passes for 120 yards. Jones was 28-of-32 for 417 yards and two touchdowns.

(2) Alabama 41, (9) Georgia 24

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 17 — Georgia led 24-20 at halftime. Jones threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns. Najee Harris carried 31 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. Smith led the receiving corps for the second consecutive week with 167 yards and two touchdowns on 11 catches. Waddle eclipsed the century mark for the fourth straight game with 120 yards and a score on six catches.

(2) Alabama 48, Tennessee 17

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 24 — Harris totaled 96 yards and three touchdowns on 20 attempts and Jones accumulated 387 yards on 25 completions. Metchie caught seven passes for 151 yards. Slade Bolden finished with six catches for 94 yards. Linebacker Christian Harris registered a team-high nine solo tackles. Though the Crimson Tide got the win, star receiver Jalen Waddle suffered an ankle fracture on the opening kickoff and was lost for the remainder of the regular season and eventual conference championship.

(2) Alabama 41, Mississippi State 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 31 — In Waddle’s absence, Smith racked up 203 yards and four touchdowns on 11 receptions. Harris added 119 yard on 21 carries as Jones finished 24-of-31 for 291 yards and four touchdowns. The Alabama defense held the Bulldogs to 200 yards of total offense and Patrick Surtain II returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. For the fourth consecutive season, the Crimson Tide entered their bye week undefeated.

(1) Alabama 63, Kentucky 3

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Nov. 21 — In their first game in three weeks, the now No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide rolled over the Wildcats. Smith notched his fourth 100-yard game of the season, finishing with nine catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Jones was 16-of-24 for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Jase McClellan led the Alabama backfield with 99 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Harris totaled 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 13 attempts. The Alabama defense held the Wildcats to 179 yards of total offense and added points when Jordan Battle returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown.

(1) Alabama 42, (22) Auburn 13

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Nov. 28 — Smith tallied 171 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches. Metchie found the end zone twice and tight end Jahleel Billingsley caught his first touchdown of the season. Jones finished 18-of-26 for 302 yards and a touchdown. Harris carried 11 times for 96 yards and a touchdown.

(1) Alabama 55, LSU 17

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 5 — The Tide dominated the reigning national champs in a game rescheduled from November, leading by 31 points at the break and limiting the Tigers offense to three points in the second half. Smith tallied a season-high 231 yards and added three touchdowns on eight catches. Harris carried 21 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Jones completed 20-of-28 passing attempts for 385 yards and four touchdowns.

(1) Alabama 52, Arkansas 3

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 12 — In its final game of the regular season, Brian Robinson Jr. totaled three touchdowns and 54 yards on 13 carries. Harris had two touchdowns and 46 yards on 14 attempts. Metchie and Miller Forristall led the Alabama pass catchers with 72 and 52 yards respectively. Jones finished 24-of-29 for 208 yards. The Crimson Tide held the Razorbacks to 188 yards of total offense.

(1) Alabama 52, (7) Florida 46

ATLANTA — The Crimson Tide won a shootout in the Southeastern Conference Championship to earn the top seed in the College Football Playoff. Jones completed 33-of-43 passing attempts for 418 yards and five touchdowns. Harris totaled 178 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries. Harris added five receptions for 67 yards and another three touchdowns. Smith recorded his seventh 100-yard receiving performance of the season, accumulating 184 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 15 receptions.

Compiled by Anthony Catania

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones. Dale Zanine
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris. Dale Zanine