Take a second and think about all the fans who believed the redshirt junior quarterback should not start entering the season. Everyone accepted that the offense would take a massive dip without the generational great Tua Tagovailoa taking the snaps.
Instead, the offense operates at maximum capacity and runs infinitely better with Jones than the former first-round draft pick.
After a debatable interception on the first play, a stoic Jones returned and was as precise as a neurosurgeon. He finished with 417 passing yards, becoming the first SEC player to record three consecutive 400-yard performances.
The best Alabama football kicker since Michael Proctor nailed a fifty-two yarder with one second before halftime. The last made field goal of 50 yards or more by an Alabama kicker was in 2015 by Adam Griffith during the Iron Bowl. Making the field goal gave the Crimson Tide much needed momentum entering the second half.
Najee Harris and the Offensive Line
College football’s premier back resides right at the Capstone.
An imposing Najee Harris carved up the nation’s best run defense for 31 carries, 152 yards, and one touchdown. When the Tide needed to run the ball to control the clock, the mammoth offensive line took on the colossal task, manhandling the vaunted Georgia defensive line.
"“When you get ahead in the game, we want to be able to run the ball, and we took … five or six minutes off the clock. That’s what you have to be able to do. That’s why you have to be able to run the ball. There’s certain times and certain situations in games where you don’t wanna keep giving the ball back to the other team."