Two Alabama players earned honors from the Southeastern Conference during this weekend’s 59-0 win over Vanderbilt.
Running back Damien Harris was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Harris ran 12 times for a career-high 151 yards and a career-best three touchdowns against the Commodores. He averaged 12.6 yards per carry. Of Harris’ 12 rushes, seven went for first downs or touchdowns.
Offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher helped Harris earn his award and got an award of his own. He was named offensive lineman of the week. He graded out at 90 percent and did not commit a penalty. He also did not allow a sack or a quarterback hurry. Alabama’s offensive line blocked for a unit that piled up 677 yards, including 496 rushing yards. It was the most rushing yards in the Nick Saban era.
The Alabama coaches rewarded the entire team with its players of the week awards. They named the entire offensive and defensive travel squads as the offensive and defensive players of the week.
“Everybody that played in the game was the player of the game because everybody bought in and did exactly what we wanted to do,” Saban said.
Hootie Jones, Dylan Moses and Daniel Wright were named special teams players of the week by the coaches.
Alabama-Texas A&M kickoff set
Alabama’s game at Texas A&M on Oct. 7 will be a 6:15 p.m. (central time) kickoff on ESPN. It will be the fourth night game for Alabama so far this season.