Jake Coker lays out Texas A&M DB Nick Harvey
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Jake Coker isn’t athletic. He’s just a typical, boring, Nick Saban game managing quarterback.
I politely disagree. Is he going to run for 1,000 yards in a season? Absolutely not. But is he going to make the big play with his legs on third down to keep a drive alive? Heck yes he is.
Jake Coker is a big dude, and he reminds us of that here when he takes out Nick Harvey on a critical third-down conversion. It was early in the fourth quarter and the Tide was only up by 11. This run put Bama in field goal range and Adam Griffith’s short field goal put the Tide up by 14 on the way to a 41-23 win.
This play didn’t really make Coker’s stat line, which was at it’s most boring against A&M – 19-25 for only 138 yards and no touchdowns. But this play reminded us that even the most traditional of pocket passers need to use their legs sometimes.
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