Alabama had some questions to answer heading into the regular-season finale at Auburn. Here is how the Crimson Tide answered four.
1. Will Mac Jones have success?
Well, yes and no. The Crimson Tide QB hit on several nice plays and guided the offense to big scores. The interceptions returned for touchdowns hurt, though. The first one he overthrew Jerry Jeudy and the second was behind Najee Harris.
2. Who wins the run game battle?
Alabama’s Najee Harris ran wild in the first half, earning 94 of the team’s 103 yards in the first half alone. He went over 100 yards early in the second half and finished with 146. Auburn’s JaTarvious Whitlow turned it on in the second half and finished with 115 yards.
3. Big day for Seth Williams?
The Tuscaloosa native and leading Auburn receiver had a few nice grabs, finishing with 66 yards. He lost his cool late in the third quarter with a personal foul penalty for throwing a punch at Alabama’s Xavier McKinney.
4. Can Jerry Jeudy top 1,000 yards?
The Crimson Tide junior needed 67 yards to reach 1,000 for the second straight year. Jeudy was not really a factor Saturday, finishing with five catches for 26 yards.
— Edwin Stanton