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Alabama Coaching Staff Names Seven Players of the Week

Following the Crimson Tide's 63-14 defeat of Southern Miss, its coaching staff named two offensive players, two defenders and three special teams standouts as players of the week.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Top-ranked Alabama continued its undefeated stretch, an FBS-record 18 games, as it defeated Southern Miss 63-14 at home last Saturday. 

Following the win on Monday morning, the coaches of the Crimson Tide released seven players of the week.

This week's recipients are quarterback Bryce Young, running back Roydell Williams, linebacker Will Anderson Jr., linebacker Christian Harris, and three special teams standouts, Slade Bolden, Jaylen Moody and Jameson Williams.

Young, the first-year starter, finished 20-of-22 passing for 313 yards and five touchdowns. And with a minimum of 20 completions, he set the school record of completion percentage with a mark of 90.9 percent through the air.

The Crimson Tide's leading rusher against Southern Miss, sophomore Roydell Williams, rushed for a career-best 110 yards on 11 carries. Converting four first downs along the way, Williams' longest rush of the day was 55 yards.

Redirecting to defense, meanwhile, Anderson Jr. posted a team-high three tackles for loss and added one sack and one quarterback hurry against the Golden Eagles offense.

His 8.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards) ranks second nationally through four games.

Junior Christian Harris added five tackles on Saturday, as well, ranking second on the team that night. More than that, though, Harris was credited with a quarterback hurry, one of nine for Alabama defenders, and one pass break-up in coverage against Southern Miss.

Harris, along with other Crimson Tide defenders, limited the Golden Eagles offense to 213 yards of total offense.

Slade Bolden, a wide receiver and one of three special teams players of the week, helped Alabama put up 177 yards on kickoff returns. That includes, of course, two returns for touchdowns.

Speaking of, fellow wide receiver Jameson Williams is also a special teams player of the week, both for Alabama and the SEC, after totaling 177 kickoff return yards and two touchdowns, one a 100-yard return and the other an 83-yard return.

There's a third special teams standout from the Southern Miss game, though, and that's linebacker Jaylen Moody, who finished with three total tackles in return coverage including one that limited the Golden Eagles to a 17-yard return.