Eight players were recognized by Alabama’s coaching staff after Saturday’s win.
The coaches picked running back Najee Harris, center Ross Pierschbacher and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on offense. Harris scored the Crimson Tide’s sole rushing touchdown but also had a career-high 135 yards on 13 carries. Pierschbacher graded out at a team-high 92 percent, made two knockdown blocks and missed only one assignment in 70 snaps. Tagovailoa was responsible for 248 total yards and four touchdowns, completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 228 yards and rushing for 20 yards on four carries.
Defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs, Raekwon Davis and Quinnen Williams were pegged on defense, along with defensive back Deionte Thompson. The three up front combined for nine total tackles. Buggs also had a sack and a quarterback hurry. Thompson, meanwhile, made a second-best six tackles.
Joseph Bulovas was the only player chosen on special teams. After taking over as placekicker halfway through the first half, he went 5 for 5 on PATs and made a 39-yard field goal. He also averaged 57 yards per kickoff on 10 kicks.