Alabama Football: Studs and Duds for Bama Win over Mizzou

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Mac Jones

The conversation about Alabama football began about a QB battle between redshirt junior Jones and true freshman Bryce Young.

A calm Jones won the heated battle in camp and played Saturday night efficiently. After the first series three and out, the Tide scored on the next three possessions. His pocket presence and knowing where to go with the ball makes him a dangerous passer.

He was 18/24 for 249 yards with two touchdowns. After the game, Jones beamed about how he was comfortable. He played like it. If last night did not prove to you Jones ought to be the starter, I don’t know what else to tell you.

Saban praised him after the game,

"But Mac was really good tonight. He managed the offense really well. He made lots of really good decisions. We just want to build on that, and hopefully, we can as an offensive unit."

Alabama Football will need Jones to keep up his great play and decision making to get through the gritty SEC schedule.

Starting Offensive Line

The starting unit did have three false starts in the first half. No worries.

However, Coach Kyle Flood’s unit paved the way for Najee Harris and kept Mac Jones’ pristine road white uniform clean by providing him more than enough time to get his throws off.