Senior center Ross Pierschbacher was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Pierschbacher graded out at 93 percent in Alabama’s 65-31 win over Arkansas, the best mark of any player on the team.
He had four knockdown blocks in the game and did not allow a pressure or commit a penalty in 56 snaps. Alabama finished with a season-high 639 total yards, including 393 passing yards and 246 rushing yards.
The Alabama coaches named quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and running back Damien Harris as its players of the week. Tagovailoa was 10-13 passing for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Jeudy caught four passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Harris had 111 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
Defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and safety Deionte Thompson were the defensive players of the week. Williams led the defense in production points, had four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack. Thompson had nine tackles, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble. Freshman Jaylen Moody was named special teams player of the week.
Tennessee kickoff set
Alabama’s Oct. 20 game at Tennessee will be a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on CBS, it was announced on Monday. It is the second Alabama game chosen by the network this season.
The Crimson Tide has won all 11 meetings against Tennessee since Nick Saban became head coach in 2007. Former Alabama player and assistant coach Jeremy Pruitt is leading the Volunteers in his first season as head coach.