Sunday, September 29, 2013
Helmet stickers: Week 5
By Alex Scarborough
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama reasserted itself over No. 21 Ole Miss on Saturday night, walking away with a defining 25-0 victory in the Crimson Tide's SEC home opener.
During the course of the action, a few players stood out as worthy of a coveted helmet sticker.
K Cade Foster: Give credit to Foster for giving Alabama the early lead with three field goals, two of which were beyond 40 yards. His nine points were the only points scored in the first half. The Tide offense moved the ball well but struggled to finish drives at the start of the game. Foster, though, was there to pick up the slack.
LB C.J. Mosley: Alabama's defense responded in a big way against Ole Miss, holding the Rebels scoreless with a slew of fourth-down stops. Much of the credit goes to Mosley, who quarterbacked the defense from his middle linebacker spot, organizing his teammates while making all the checks at the line of scrimmage. He wound up second on the team with seven tackles.
RB T.J. Yeldon: Really, this spot could go to Kenyan Drake as well. But since Yeldon was the starter, we'll give the nod to him as he helped get Alabama's running game back on track with 121 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. When Yeldon was out with a bruised butt, according to UA coach Nick Saban, Drake filled in admirably, rushing for 103 yards and a touchdown.