Alabama football’s report card vs. Tennessee Vols
Wide Receivers: A-
Obviously, the receiving corps was going to be tested as soon as they lost Jaylen Waddle. Losing Waddle before the first offensive snap hurts, and it will hurt for the rest of the season. Nonetheless, the show must go on for Alabama football.
Without Waddle, Alabama turned to Slade Bolden to be the team’s third starter. He is a shifty receiver who can impact the game in many ways, but his fumble in the second half hurt his day. Outside of that one mistake, the entire unit had a great game.
We knew that this would not be a huge test for the Crimson Tide receivers, but they overcame adversity after losing their Heisman candidate at receiver.
Running Backs: A
Najee Harris is a touchdown machine. He didn’t break any major runs for huge gains, but he did everything he needed to in the red zone. He almost had the second fumble of his career, but he was called down. Outside of that one slight error, Najee had a great day with around 100 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Brian Robinson has turned into a quality second option for the Tide, and this is great to see from an upperclassman. Trey Sanders also got some time later in the game.