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Alabama 37, Middle Tennessee 10

CFBFR Player of the Game: Steven Rhodes, DE, Middle Tennessee
Three things to know…
1. Cooper Bateman missed his opportunity

Jake Coker was 1-8 with an interception on passes thrown 10 or more yards downfield in the the first half. His inconsistency stalled multiple Alabama drives and allowed Middle Tennessee to remain surprisingly close on the scoreboard for the majority of the first half.

Nick Saban turned it over to Bateman in the second half, and while the raw stats look decent, he was every bit as erratic as Coker.

Bateman was just 3-9 on passes thrown beyond the line of scrimmage.

2. At least Bama has a running game

Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake combined for 222 yards and four touchdowns on just 27 carries.

The Bama offense line paved the way, allowing for 187 untouched yards for the two running backs.

[note: because we chart “tap passes” as runs, our rushing/passing statistics do not match up with official numbers]

3. Steven Rhodes exposed Bama’s o-line

26-year-old junior and former member of the Marine Corps, Steven Rhodes terrorized the right side of Alabama’s offensive line on his way to six quarterback pressures (three hits, three hurries).

Rhodes’ success against right tackle Dominick Jackson should concern Alabama with Ole Miss’ front seven awaiting on Saturday.

Passing
QB Tm Db Att Comp Comp% AY/Att Yds Pres TD Int Dp TA Sk Ht Hur
Jake Coker 14
BAMA
25
24
13
54.2%
8.2
142
9
1
1
2
3
0
5
5
Cooper Bateman 18
BAMA
15
14
8
57.1%
4.3
67
5
0
1
3
0
0
4
1
Brent Stockstill 12
MTSU
41
40
21
52.5%
5.0
168
10
0
1
6
2
0
2
9
Austin Grammer 2
MTSU
2
1
1
100.0%
19.0
15
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
2

 

Rushing
RB
Tm
Att
Yds
Yds/Att
YAC
YAC/Att
1D
TD
MT
Stuff
Fm
Fm Lst
Derrick Henry 2
BAMA
18
96
5.3
20
1.1
6
3
3
2
0
0
Shane Tucker 1
MTSU
13
18
1.4
2
0.2
1
0
0
6
2
1
Kenyan Drake 17
BAMA
9
126
14.0
15
1.7
3
1
2
1
0
0
Jordan Parker 6
MTSU
8
25
3.1
6
0.8
2
0
1
0
0
0
Damien Harris 34
BAMA
8
55
6.9
4
0.5
1
0
0
2
0
0
Brent Stockstill 12
MTSU
5
29
5.8
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jeremiah Bryson 5
MTSU
3
9
3.0
3
1.0
0
0
1
1
0
0
Ronnie Clark 5
BAMA
2
9
4.5
2
1.0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Cooper Bateman 18
BAMA
2
6
3.0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Austin Grammer 2
MTSU
2
5
2.5
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Derrick Gore 33
BAMA
2
9
4.5
1
0.5
0
0
1
0
0
0
Richie James 87
MTSU
1
4
4.0
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jake Coker 14
BAMA
1
5
5.0
2
2.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Calvin Ridley 3
BAMA
1
11
11.0
2
2.0
1
0
0
0
0
0
ArDarius Stewart 13
BAMA
1
6
6.0
0
0.0
0
0
1
0
0
0

 

Receiving
Receiver Tm Tgt Rec CTgt CRec AY/Tgt Yds Yds/Rec YAC MT Dp 1D TD
ArDarius Stewart 13
BAMA
11
5
3
0
10.6
15
3.0
24
1
1
1
0
Ed Batties 80
MTSU
11
4
3
1
8.4
29
7.3
16
0
1
2
0
Richie James 87
MTSU
11
8
2
0
3.7
89
11.1
58
1
1
5
0
Calvin Ridley 3
BAMA
6
3
2
0
5.3
26
8.7
12
0
2
1
0
Terry Pettis 84
MTSU
5
2
1
0
7.6
20
10.0
9
1
1
2
0
O.J. Howard 88
BAMA
5
4
1
0
8.8
68
17.0
27
1
1
3
0
Rod Ducksworth 86
MTSU
4
2
2
0
11.3
22
11.0
0
0
1
0
1
Kenyan Drake 17
BAMA
4
2
0
0
1.8
5
2.5
6
0
1
0
0
Robert Foster 8
BAMA
4
4
0
0
4.3
49
12.3
32
1
0
2
1
Christian Collis 81
MTSU
3
3
1
1
1.0
21
7.0
18
0
0
1
0
Jordan Parker 6
MTSU
3
1
0
0
-2.7
2
2.0
3
0
1
0
0
Cam Sims 7
BAMA
1
0
1
0
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Richard Mullaney 16
BAMA
1
1
0
0
2.0
7
7.0
5
0
0
1
0
Demetrius Frazier 13
MTSU
1
0
0
0
9.0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Tyler Barron 89
MTSU
1
1
0
0
-2.0
1
1.0
3
0
0
0
0
Damien Harris 34
BAMA
1
1
0
0
-1.0
8
8.0
9
0
0
0
0
Chris Black 1
BAMA
1
0
0
0
4.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ty Flournoy-Smith 83
BAMA
1
1
0
0
25.0
31
31.0
6
0
0
1
0

 

Blocking
Player
Tm
Pos
Hur
Ht
Sk
PB Snaps
PB %
Pen
P. Yds
Dominick Jackson 76
BAMA
RT
2
1
0
36
91.7%
1
10
Ross Pierschbacher 71
BAMA
LG/LT
0
0
0
36
100.0%
0
0
Alphonse Taylor 50
BAMA
RG
1
1
0
36
94.4%
0
0
Cam Robinson 74
BAMA
LT
1
0
0
34
97.1%
0
0
Ryan Kelly 70
BAMA
C
0
0
0
34
100.0%
0
0
Derrick Henry 2
BAMA
RB
1
0
0
7
85.7%
0
0
Hale Hentges 84
BAMA
TE
0
0
0
7
100.0%
0
0
Bradley Bozeman 75
BAMA
RG/LG
0
0
0
6
100.0%
0
0
J.C. Hassenauer 63
BAMA
C
0
0
0
6
100.0%
0
0
Dakota Ball 94
BAMA
TE
0
0
0
5
100.0%
0
0
Kenyan Drake 17
BAMA
RB
1
0
0
5
80.0%
0
0
Brandon Greene 58
BAMA
RT
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
Lester Cotton 66
BAMA
LT
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
Dallas Warmack 59
BAMA
LG
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
Michael Nysewander 46
BAMA
RB
0
0
0
2
100.0%
0
0
Damien Harris 34
BAMA
RB
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0
O.J. Howard 88
BAMA
TE
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0

 

Pass Rush & Tackling
Defender
Tm
Tackle
MT
Stuff
Sack
Hit
Hurry
FF
FumR
BatPass
Jeremy Cutrer 9
MTSU
8
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
Kevin Byard 20
MTSU
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jarran Reed 90
BAMA
6
0
2
0
0
2
0
1
1
T.T. Barber 38
MTSU
6
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
A’Shawn Robinson 86
BAMA
5
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
Jared Singletary 4
MTSU
5
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cavellis Luckett 24
MTSU
5
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
Reggie Ragland 19
BAMA
5
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
Trey Wafford 8
MTSU
4
1
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
Denzel Devall 30
BAMA
4
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
Reuben Foster 10
BAMA
4
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dontavious Heard 28
MTSU
4
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Quay Watt 22
MTSU
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Geno Matias-Smith 24
BAMA
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
D.J. Sanders 31
MTSU
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Chris Hale 59
MTSU
3
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Marlon Humphrey 26
BAMA
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Cyrus Jones 5
BAMA
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Eddie Jackson 4
BAMA
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
D.J. Pettway 57
BAMA
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Minkah Fitzpatrick 29
BAMA
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Xavier Walker 42
MTSU
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Patrick McNeil 92
MTSU
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Dalvin Tomlinson 54
BAMA
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tim Williams 56
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Shaquille Huff 51
MTSU
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
James Roberson 39
MTSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Shaun Dion Hamilton 20
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jamarcus Howard 21
MTSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ronnie Harrison 15
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Derious Bennett 98
MTSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Steven Rhodes 49
MTSU
0
1
0
0
3
3
0
0
0
Ryan Anderson 22
BAMA
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
Alexandro Antoine 17
MTSU
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Peter Bailey 11
MTSU
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Daron Payne 94
BAMA
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Darren Lake 95
BAMA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1

 

Coverage
Defender
Tm
Tgt
Comp
ContTgt
ContCat
PD
Int
TD
Air Yds/Tgt
Yds
1D
PI
Jeremy Cutrer 9
MTSU
6
3
2
2
0
1
0
12.0
12
0
0
Dontavious Heard 28
MTSU
4
1
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
9
1
0
Quay Watt 22
MTSU
4
3
1
1
0
0
0
14.5
81
3
0
Reggie Ragland 19
BAMA
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
4.5
30
2
0
Minkah Fitzpatrick 29
BAMA
4
2
1
1
1
0
0
10.5
27
2
0
Marlon Humphrey 26
BAMA
4
2
3
3
0
0
0
8.8
16
1
0
Jared Singletary 4
MTSU
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
1.0
23
1
1
Cyrus Jones 5
BAMA
3
1
3
3
0
1
0
19.0
9
1
0
Trey Wafford 8
MTSU
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
3.5
15
1
0
Kevin Byard 20
MTSU
2
1
1
1
1
1
0
28.0
6
0
0
Reuben Foster 10
BAMA
2
0
2
2
2
0
0
3.0
0
0
0
Eddie Jackson 4
BAMA
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
4.5
0
0
0
Alex Dale 2
MTSU
2
0
1
1
1
0
0
4.5
0
0
0
T.T. Barber 38
MTSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
10.0
16
1
0
Ronnie Harrison 15
BAMA
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
3.0
6
0
0
Geno Matias-Smith 24
BAMA
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
5.0
10
1
0
Maurice Smith 21
BAMA
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
17.0
21
1
0
D.J. Sanders 31
MTSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
-1.0
6
1
0
Hootie Jones 6
BAMA
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
19.0
15
0
0
Chris Hale 59
MTSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
4.0
0
0
0
Xavier Walker 42
MTSU
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
10.0
0
0
0