College Football Film Room

Alabama 27, Arkansas 14

CFBFR Player of the Game: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Three things to know…

1. Is Ridley the new Amari Cooper?

Ridley isn’t nearly the talent that Amari Cooper was last year, but he is quickly becoming the big play element in Lane Kiffin’s offense.

With the running game not as potent as in past games, Ridley broke the game open with an 81 yard touchdown catch late in the 3rd quarter and had more than half the total receiving yards for the Crimson Tide. If Ridley can consistently make the explosive plays down the field to complement Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake and the Bama running game, the Alabama offense could reach its greatest potential.

2. Bama has hit top gear

Simply, the Crimson Tide stop the run, tackle well, and pressure the quarterback. Georgia experienced it last week and similarly, Arkansas got stuffed on first and second down leading to long third downs with heavy pressure. Alabama came up with 3 sacks, 6 hits, and 8 hurries on 35 dropbacks and forced Brandon Allen into a 15/32 passing day with an interception and multiple dropped interceptions.

3. Cam Robinson doesn’t look himself

After a great year last year, Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson has struggled to start this season. Robinson gave up 2 QB hurries, a QB hit, and a sack. In addition, he had 3 penalties for 27 yards including a important holding call that nullified a third down conversion. In general, the Alabama line showed cracks in this game that hadn’t been seen this year.

Passing
QB Tm Db Att Comp Comp% AY/Att Yds Pres TD Int Dp TA Sk Ht Hur
Jake Coker 14
BAMA
32
27
20
74.1%
7.4
222
15
2
2
2
0
2
6
6

 

Rushing
RB
Tm
Att
Yds
Yds/Att
YAC
YAC/Att
1D
TD
MT
Stuff
Fm
Fm Lst
Derrick Henry 2
BAMA
27
94
3.5
62
2.3
8
1
5
4
0
0
Kenyan Drake 17
BAMA
9
49
5.4
18
2.0
3
0
4
0
0
0
Calvin Ridley 3
BAMA
4
21
5.3
0
0.0
1
0
0
1
0
0
Jake Coker 14
BAMA
4
36
9.0
7
1.8
2
0
2
0
0
0
Damien Harris 34
BAMA
3
-4
-1.3
0
0.0
0
0
0
2
0
0

 

Receiving
Receiver Tm Tgt Rec CTgt CRec AY/Tgt Yds Yds/Rec YAC MT Dp 1D TD
Calvin Ridley 3
BAMA
8
5
3
0
14.6
119
23.8
67
2
1
2
1
O.J. Howard 88
BAMA
6
3
4
1
7.8
17
5.7
8
0
0
1
0
Richard Mullaney 16
BAMA
5
4
3
2
5.8
26
6.5
9
0
0
0
1
Kenyan Drake 17
BAMA
3
3
0
0
-0.3
17
5.7
18
4
0
1
0
ArDarius Stewart 13
BAMA
3
2
1
0
-2.3
38
19.0
45
2
0
1
0
Derrick Henry 2
BAMA
1
0
0
0
3.0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Hale Hentges 84
BAMA
1
1
1
1
5.0
5
5.0
0
0
0
0
0

 

Blocking
Player
Tm
Pos
Hur
Ht
Sk
PB Snaps
PB %
Pen
P. Yds
Ross Pierschbacher 71
BAMA
LG
1
2
0
29
89.7%
1
10
Dominick Jackson 76
BAMA
Rt
0
0
0
29
100.0%
0
0
Cam Robinson 74
BAMA
LT
2
1
1
29
86.2%
3
27
Alphonse Taylor 50
BAMA
RG
1
1
0
29
93.1%
1
5
Ryan Kelly 70
BAMA
C
0
0
0
29
100.0%
0
0
O.J. Howard 88
BAMA
TE
0
1
0
5
80.0%
0
0
Derrick Henry 2
BAMA
RB
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
Hale Hentges 84
BAMA
TE
0
1
1
3
33.3%
0
0
Kenyan Drake 17
BAMA
RB
1
0
0
2
50.0%
0
0
Michael Nysewander 46
BAMA
RB
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0

 

Pass Rush & Tackling
Defender
Tm
Tackle
MT
Stuff
Sack
Hit
Hurry
FF
FumR
BatPass
Reggie Ragland 19
BAMA
8
0
1
1
2
0
1
0
0
Reuben Foster 10
BAMA
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Jarran Reed 90
BAMA
3
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Ryan Anderson 22
BAMA
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Eddie Jackson 4
BAMA
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Geno Matias-Smith 24
BAMA
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Daron Payne 94
BAMA
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dillon Lee 25
BAMA
2
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
Marlon Humphrey 26
BAMA
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
A’Shawn Robinson 86
BAMA
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Tim Williams 56
BAMA
1
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
Dalvin Tomlinson 54
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
Cyrus Jones 5
BAMA
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Shaun Dion Hamilton 20
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Rashaan Evans 32
BAMA
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Shawn Burgess-Becker 27
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Minkah Fitzpatrick 29
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ronnie Harrison 15
BAMA
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
D.J. Pettway 57
BAMA
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Da’Shawn Hand 9
BAMA
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Denzel Devall 30
BAMA
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0

 

Coverage
Defender
Tm
Tgt
Comp
ContTgt
ContCat
PD
Int
TD
Air Yds/Tgt
Yds
1D
PI
Reggie Ragland 19
BAMA
4
2
3
1
1
0
0
3.5
18
1
0
Marlon Humphrey 26
BAMA
4
2
3
1
0
0
1
16.5
72
0
0
Minkah Fitzpatrick 29
BAMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
0
6.5
0
0
0
Ronnie Harrison 15
BAMA
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
5.0
0
0
0
Cyrus Jones 5
BAMA
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
8.0
0
0
0
Eddie Jackson 4
BAMA
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
14.0
0
0
0
Geno Matias-Smith 24
BAMA
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
11.0
21
1
0