2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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Template:Infobox NCAA team season Template:2020 Southeastern Conference football standings The 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season marked the Crimson Tide's 126th overall season, 87th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and 29th within the SEC Western Division. They played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and were led by 14th-year head coach Nick Saban (with second-year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian serving as acting coach for Game 8 due to COVID-19 protocols).

They finished the season undefeated with a record of 13–0 (10–0 in the SEC) and as national champions. Looking to build on the successes of the 2019 campaign, Alabama entered the 2020 season as the favorite to win the Western Division and meet the Florida Gators in the 2020 SEC Championship Game. Alabama closed the regular season with a 11–0 record including five wins against Top 25-ranked teams—and met the Gators for the SEC Championship in a rematch of the 2016 contest. Alabama was victorious by a final score of 52–46 to captured their 9th SEC championship title. The following day, final College Football Playoff(CFP) standings were unveiled. No. 1 ranked Alabama would meet No. 4 ranked Notre Dame for the Rose Bowl game in a rematch of the 2013 contest, defeated the Fighting Irish 31–14 to meet No. 3 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in a rematch of their 2015 contest. In the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Crimson Tide defeated the Buckeyes, 52–24, to capture their third CFP National Championship title in seven years. The victory over Ohio State gave Alabama their 18th national championship in football (their eighth wire service title since the AP Poll began in 1936) and their tenth perfect season since 1925.

The season marked the first time a wide receiver at Alabama won the Heisman Trophy, as DeVonta Smith won the award over several finalists including Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence. In addition to the Heisman, Smith won numerous other awards, including the Maxwell Award and the Biletnikoff Award. Other award winners included quarterback Mac Jones (Davey O’Brien Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award), running back Najee Harris (Doak Walker Award), Alex Leatherwood (Outland Trophy), Landon Dickerson (Rimington Trophy), the offensive line (Joe Moore Award), and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian (Broyles Award). Six players were named to various All-America Teams with Patrick Surtain II, DeVonta Smith, Alex Leatherwood, Landon Dickerson, and Najee Harris as unanimous selections and Mac Jones as a consensus selection.

The team finished the 2020 season with a final ranking of No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches' Polls.

Previous season[edit source | edit]

In 2019, the Crimson Tide began the year ranked second in the AP Poll and were favorites to repeat as SEC champions. The Tide won their first eight games of the season, but third-ranked Alabama fell 41–46 in a highly anticipated match-up with the second-ranked LSU Tigers, who went on to win the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship 42–25 against the Clemson Tigers. The Tide went on to win their next two games but ended up falling 45–48 to their rival, the Auburn Tigers, in their final regular season game on a missed field goal that would have sent the game into overtime. This ensured that Alabama would not make the College Football Playoff for the first time since its inception in 2014. In the postseason, the Crimson Tide were selected to play against the Michigan Wolverines in the 2020 Citrus Bowl, which they won 35–16. This was the Tide's first bowl game since 2010 that was not a New Year's Six bowl or BCS National Championship. The Tide finished the season ranked #8 in both the AP and the Coaches Poll.

Offseason[edit source | edit]

Position key[edit source | edit]

HalfBack HB Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Place Kicker PK Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Split end SE Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Offseason departures[edit source | edit]

Six Alabama players with remaining eligibility declared early for the 2020 NFL Draft. In addition, 14 seniors from the 2019 team graduated.

2020 Alabama offseason departures
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jerry Jeudy 4 WR 6'1 192 Junior Deerfield Beach, FL Declared for NFL Draft
Terrell Lewis 24 LB 6'5 252 RS Junior Washington D.C. Declared for NFL Draft
Xavier McKinney 15 DB 6'1 200 Junior Roswell, GA Declared for NFL Draft
Henry Ruggs 11 WR 6'0 190 Junior Montgomery, AL Declared for NFL Draft
Tua Tagovailoa 13 QB 6'1 218 Junior Ewa Beach, HI Declared for NFL Draft
Jedrick Wills 74 OL 6'5 320 Junior Lexington, KY Declared for NFL Draft
Shyheim Carter 5 DB 6'0 191 Senior Kentwood, LA Graduated
Raekwon Davis 99 DL 6'7 312 Senior Meridian, MS Graduated
Trevon Diggs 7 DB 6'2 207 Senior Gaithersburg, MD Graduated
Anfernee Jennings 33 LB 6'3 259 RS Senior Dadeville, AL Graduated
Jared Mayden 21 DB 6'0 205 Senior Sachse, TX Graduated
Tevita Musika 91 DL 6'1 338 Senior Milpitas, CA Graduated
Matt Womack 77 OL 6'7 325 RS Senior Hernando, MS Graduated

Recruiting[edit source | edit]

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Transfers[edit source | edit]

Outgoing

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown New school
Jerome Ford #27 RB 5'11 212 RS Sophomore Seffner, Florida Cincinnati
Scott Lashley #76 OL 6'7 307 RS Senior West Point, Mississippi Mississippi State
Mac Hereford #36 WR 6'2 215 Graduate Senior Birmingham, Alabama Vanderbilt
Taulia Tagovailoa #5 QB 6’0 208 Freshman Alabaster, Alabama Maryland
Tyrell Shavers #14 WR 6’6 200 Junior Lewisville, Texas Mississippi State
Giles Amos #14 TE 6’4 242 Junior Perry, Georgia Arkansas State

Incoming

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Prev. school
Carl Tucker 86 TE 6'2 248 2019 Concord, North Carolina North Carolina

2020 NFL Draft[edit source | edit]

NFL Combine[edit source | edit]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit source | edit]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Team
1 5 Tua Tagovailoa QB Miami Dolphins
1 10 Jedrick Wills OT Cleveland Browns
1 12 Henry Ruggs WR Las Vegas Raiders
1 15 Jerry Jeudy WR Denver Broncos
2 36 Xavier McKinney S New York Giants
2 51 Trevon Diggs CB Dallas Cowboys
2 56 Raekwon Davis DT Miami Dolphins
3 84 Terrell Lewis LB Los Angeles Rams
3 87 Anfernee Jennings OLB New England Patriots

Returning starters[edit source | edit]

Preseason[edit source | edit]

Award watch lists[edit source | edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

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Lott Trophy[1] Dylan Moses LB Sr.
Bednarik Award [2] Dylan Moses LB Sr.
Patrick Surtain II CB Jr.
Davey O'Brien Award [3] Mac Jones QB RS Jr.
Doak Walker Award[4] Najee Harris RB Sr.
Biletnikoff Award [5] DeVonta Smith WR Sr.
Jaylen Waddle WR Jr.
John Mackey Award[6] Carl Tucker TE GS
Butkus Award[7] Shane Lee LB So.
Dylan Moses LB Sr.
Jim Thorpe Award [8] Patrick Surtain II DB Jr.
Outland Trophy[9] Landon Dickerson OL RS Sr.
Alex Leatherwood OL Sr.
Deonte Brown OL RS Sr.
LaBryan Ray DL RS Jr.
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[10] Patrick Surtain II DB Jr.
LaBryan Ray DL RS Jr.
Dylan Moses LB Sr.
Paul Hornung Award [11] Jaylen Waddle WR Jr.
Wuerffel Trophy[12] Miller Forristall TE RS Sr.
Maxwell Award[13] Jaylen Waddle WR Jr.
DeVonta Smith WR Sr.
Najee Harris RB Sr.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Mac Jones QB RS Jr.

SEC Media Days[edit source | edit]

In the preseason media poll, Alabama was predicted to win the West Division and the Conference Championship Game.[14]

Preseason All-SEC teams[edit source | edit]

The Crimson Tide placed 11 players (at 13 positions) on the 2020 Preseason SEC Team as selected by SEC coaches and 13 players (at 15 positions) on the 2020 Preseason SEC Team as selected by SEC media.

Coaching staff[edit source | edit]

Name Position Consecutive season at
Alabama in current position
Nick Saban Head coach 14th
Steve Sarkisian Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 2nd
Charles Huff Associate head coach/Running backs coach 2nd
Jeff Banks Special teams coordinator/Tight end coach 3rd
Pete Golding Defensive coordinator/Inside linebackers coach 3rd
Charles Kelly Associate Defensive Coordinator/Safeties coach 2nd
Karl Scott Cornerbacks coach 3rd
Kyle Flood Offensive line coach 2nd
Holmon Wiggins Wide receivers coach 2nd
Sal Sunseri Outside linebackers coach 2nd
Freddie Roach Defensive line coach 1st
David Ballou Strength and conditioning 1st
Charlie Strong Defensive analyst 1st Reference:[15]
Graduate assistants

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  • Andy Kwon
Analysts

Roster[edit source | edit]

2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Quarterback

  • 7 – Braxton Barker – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 202)
  • 9 – Bryce YoungFreshman (6'0, 190)
  • 10 – Mac JonesRedshirt Junior (6'2, 205)
  • 12 – Logan Burnett – Senior (6'2, 200)
  • 15 – Paul Tyson – Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 220)
  • 16 – Jayden George – Sophomore (6'3, 192)
  • 19 – Stone Hollenbach – Sophomore (6'3, 208)

Running Back

  • 2 – Keilan Robinson – Sophomore (5'9, 184)
  • 4 – Brian Robinson Jr.Senior (6'1, 226)
  • 21 – Jase McClellan – Freshman (5'11, 200)
  • 22 – Najee HarrisSenior (6'3, 230)
  • 23 – Roydell Williams – Freshman (5'10, 207)
  • 26 – Trey Sanders – Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 214)
  • 27 – Kyle Edwards – Freshman (6'0, 210)
  • 35 – Connor Bishop – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 195)

Wide Receiver

  • 3 – Xavier Williams – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 195)
  • 5 – Javon Baker – Freshman (6'1, 183)
  • 6 – DeVonta SmithSenior (6'1, 175)
  • 8 – John Metchie IIISophomore (6'0, 195)
  • 11 – Traeshon Holden – Freshman (6'3, 196)
  • 14 – Thaiu Jones-Bell – Freshman (6'0, 190)
  • 17 – Jaylen WaddleJunior (5'10, 182)
  • 18 – Slade BoldenRedshirt Sophomore (5'11, 191)
  • 25 – Jonathan Bennett – Freshman (5'8, 178)
  • 31 – Shatarius Williams – Freshman (6'3, 187)
  • 32 – C.J. Williams – Freshman (5'10, 159)
  • 36 – Bret Bolin – Redshirt Junior (6'0, 176)
  • 42 – Sam Reed – Sophomore (6'1, 165)
  • 84 – Joshua Lanier – Redshirt Senior (5'11, 160)
  • 85 – Drew Kobayashi – Redshirt Senior (6'2, 200)
  • 89 – Grant Krieger – Sophomore (6'2, 192)

Placekicker

  • 16 – Will Reichard – Sophomore (6'1, 180)
  • 82 – Chase Allen – Freshman (6'2, 188)
  • 93 – Tripp Slyman – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 180)
  • 97 – Joseph BulovasRedshirt Junior (6'0, 203)

Punter

  • 12 – Skyler DeLong – Junior (6'4, 188)
  • 85 – Charlie Scott – Senior (6'1, 195)
  • 95 – Jack Martin – Sophomore (6'0, 206)
  • 98 – Sam Johnson – Freshman (6'3, 215)
  • 99 – Ty Perine – Sophomore (6'1, 190) (PK)
 

Tight End

  • 19 – Jahleel Billingsley – Sophomore (6'4, 228)
  • 46 – Melvin Billingsley – Junior (6'3, 230)
  • 60 – Kendall Randolph – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 296) (OL+)
  • 80 – Michael Parker – Redshirt Sophomore (6'6, 216)
  • 81 – Cameron Latu – Redshirt Sophomore (6'5", 247)
  • 82 – Richard Hunt – Redshirt Freshman (6'7, 235)
  • 86 – Carl Tucker – Senior (6'2, 248)
  • 87 – Miller Forristall – Redshirt Senior (6'5, 242)
  • 88 – Major Tennison – Redshirt Junior (6'5, 248)

Offensive Lineman

  • 51 – Tanner Bowles – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 280)
  • 55 – Emil Ekiyor – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 327)
  • 56 – Seth McLaughlin – Freshman (6'4, 278)
  • 57 – Javion Cohen – Freshman (6'5, 296)
  • 62 – Jackson Roby – Junior (6'5", 285)
  • 65 – Deonte Brown – Redshirt Senior (6'4, 338)
  • 66 – Brandon Cade – Freshman (6'2, 264)
  • 67 – Donovan Hardin – Freshman (6'3, 285)
  • 68 – Alajujuan Sparks Jr. – Freshman (6'4, 385)
  • 69 – Landon DickersonRedshirt Senior (6'3, 325)
  • 70 – Alex LeatherwoodSenior (6'6, 310)
  • 71 – Darrian Dalcourt – Sophomore (6'3, 299)
  • 72 – Pierce Quick – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 291)
  • 73 – Evan NealSophomore (6'7, 360)
  • 74 – Damien George – Freshman (6'7, 345)
  • 75 – Tommy Brown – Redshirt Sophomore (6'7, 317)
  • 78 – Amari Kight – Redshirt Freshman (6'7, 302)
  • 79 – Chris Owens – Redshirt Senior (6'3, 315)

Defensive Lineman

  • 18 – LaBryan RayRedshirt Junior (6'5, 292)
  • 47 – Byron Young – Sophomore (6'3, 295)
  • 48 – Phidarian Mathis – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 312)
  • 50 – Timothy Smith – Freshman (6'4, 315)
  • 52 – Braylen Ingraham – Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 291)
  • 58 – Christian BarmoreRedshirt Sophomore (6'5, 310)
  • 89 – Kyle Mann – Freshman (6'0, 270)
  • 90 – Stephon Wynn Jr. – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 311)
  • 89 – Gavin Reeder – Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 270)
  • 92 – Justin Egboigbe – Sophomore (6'5, 294)
  • 93 – Jah-Marien Latham – Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 94 – DJ Dale – Sophomore (6'4, 308)
  • 96 – Landon Bothwell – Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 220)
  • 97 – LT Ikner – Junior (6'4, 261)
  • 98 – Jamil Burroughs – Freshman (6'3, 320)
 

Linebacker

  • 1 – Ben Davis – Redshirt Senior (6'4, 243)
  • 4 – Christopher Allen – Redshirt Junior (6'5, 250)
  • 8 – Christian HarrisSophomore (6'2, 244)
  • 10 – Ale Kaho – Junior (6'1", 228)
  • 16 – Drew Sanders – Freshman (6'5, 230)
  • 23 – Jarez Parks – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 239)
  • 24 - Clark Griffin – Freshman (5'9, 195)
  • 30 – King Mwikuta – Sophomore (6'5, 243)
  • 31 – Will Anderson Jr.Freshman (6'4, 220)
  • 32 – Dylan MosesSenior (6'3, 235)
  • 33 – Jackson Bratton – Freshman (6'3, 233)
  • 34 – Quandarris Robinson – Freshman (6'5, 217)
  • 35 – Shane Lee – Sophomore (6'0, 246)
  • 37 – Demouy Kennedy – Freshman (6'3, 215)
  • 40 – Joshua McMillon – Graduate (6'3, 237)
  • 41 – Chris Braswell – Freshman (6'3, 220)
  • 42 – Jaylen Moody – Junior (6'2, 228)
  • 43 – Jordan Smith – Freshman (5'10, 210)
  • 49 – Julian Lowenstein – Sophomore (6'1, 201)
  • 51 – Robert Ellis – Freshman (6'0", 220)
  • 53 – Matthew Barnhill – Sophomore (6'4, 311)
  • 54 – Kyle Flood Jr. – Freshman (6'0, 209)
  • 56 – Charlie Skehan – Freshman (6'1, 232)
  • 57 – Joe McDonald – Redshirt Senior (6'3, 216)

Defensive Back

  • 2 – Patrick Surtain IIJunior (6'2, 203)
  • 3 – Daniel Wright – Redshirt Junior (6'1, 190)
  • 5 – Jalyn Armour-Davis – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 182)
  • 7 – Brandon Turnage – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 9 – Jordan BattleSophomore (6'1, 201)
  • 11 – Kristian Story – Freshman (6'2, 198)
  • 13 – Malachi MooreFreshman (6'0, 175)
  • 14 – Brian Branch – Freshman (6'1, 178)
  • 15 – Eddie Smith – Junior (6'0, 196)
  • 20 – D.J. Douglas – Sophomore (6'0, 202)
  • 21 - Jahquez Robinson – Freshman (6'2, 185)
  • 22 - Ronald Williams – Junior (6'2, 188)
  • 25 – Jacobi McBride- Freshman (6'1, 143)
  • 26 – Marcus Banks- Sophomore (6'0, 170)
  • 27 – Joshua Robinson – Redshirt Junior (5'9, 180)
  • 28 – Josh JobeJunior (6'1, 189)
  • 29 – DeMarco Hellams – Sophomore (6'1, 213)
  • 37 – Sam Willoughby - Freshman (5'10, 165)
  • 38 – Jalen Edwards – Sophomore (6'0, 177)
  • 41 – Carson Ware – Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  • 43 – Christian Swann – Senior (5'9, 179)

Long Snappers

  • 45 – Thomas Fletcher – Senior (6'2, 220)
  • 50 – Gabe Pugh – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 273)
  • 59 – Jake Hall – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 194)
  • 61 – Nathan Jones – Sophomore (5'10, 176)

Source and player details, 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Commits (01/15/2020):[17]

Schedule[edit source | edit]

Spring game[edit source | edit]

The Crimson Tide were scheduled to hold spring practices in March and April 2020 with the Alabama football spring game, "A-Day" to take place in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 18. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the events were canceled.

Regular season[edit source | edit]

Alabama originally announced its 2020 football schedule on August 7, 2019. The planned schedule consisted of 7 home games, 4 away games, and 1 neutral site game for the regular season.

The COVID-19 pandemic upended this schedule. On July 30, the SEC announced that its non-conference games would be canceled and its teams would play a schedule of ten conference games.[18][19] This eliminated the Crimson Tide's scheduled non-conference games against Georgia State, Kent State, USC and UT Martin.[20] Per the new schedule, Alabama was set to host five SEC conference opponents: Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State (rivalry), Texas A&M, and arch-rival Auburn for the 85th Iron Bowl to close out the regular season on the road. Alabama was to travel to five SEC opponents: Arkansas, Ole Miss (rivalry), Missouri, Tennessee (Third Saturday of October) and rival LSU (rivalry) to close out the SEC regular season on the road. Alabama was not scheduled to play SEC East opponents Florida, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt in the 2020 regular season.[21] The Crimson Tide's bye week was scheduled during Week 7 (on November 7).

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Schedule Source:[22]

Game summaries[edit source | edit]

at Missouri Tigers[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−27.5 56
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Alabama style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Missouri
First downs 22 20
Total yards 414 322
Rushing yards 111 69
Passing yards 303 253
Turnovers 1 2
Time of possession 31:48 28:12
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 18–24, 249 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Najee Harris 17 carries, 98 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Jaylen Waddle 8 receptions, 134 yards, 2 TDs
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Missouri Passing Shawn Robinson 19–25, 185 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Larry Rountree III 14 carries, 67 yards
Receiving Jalen Knox 5 receptions, 63 yards

No. 13 Texas A&M Aggies[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−16.5 42
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Texas A&M style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Alabama
First downs 25 22
Total yards 450 544
Rushing yards 115 109
Passing yards 335 435
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 37:41 22:18
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Texas A&M Passing Kellen Mond 25–44, 318 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Haynes King 5 carries, 43 yards
Receiving Ainias Smith 6 receptions, 123 yards, 2 TDs
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 20–27, 435 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Brian Robinson 10 carries, 60 yards
Receiving John Metchie III 5 receptions, 181 yards, 2 TDs

at Ole Miss Rebels[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−23 71.5
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Alabama style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Ole Miss
First downs 37 31
Total yards 723 647
Rushing yards 306 268
Passing yards 417 379
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 28:45 31:15
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 28–32, 417 yards, 2 TD's
Rushing Najee Harris 23 carries, 206 yards, 5 TD's
Receiving DeVonta Smith 13 receptions, 164 yards, 1 TD
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 21–28, 365 yards, 2 TD's
Rushing Snoop Conner 21 carries, 128 yards, 2 TD's
Receiving Kenny Yeboah 7 receptions, 181 yards, 2 TD's

No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−5 58.5
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Georgia style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Alabama
First downs 20 33
Total yards 414 564
Rushing yards 145 147
Passing yards 269 417
Turnovers 3 1
Time of possession 26:01 33:59
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Georgia Passing Stetson Bennett 18–40, 269 yards, 2 TD's, 3 INT's
Rushing Zamir White 10 carries, 57 yards, 1 TD
Receiving James Cook 4 receptions, 101 yards, 1 TD
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 24–32, 417 yards, 4 TD's, 1 INT
Rushing Najee Harris 31 carries, 152 yards, 1 TD
Receiving DeVonta Smith 11 receptions, 167 yards, 2 TD's

at Tennessee Volunteers[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−21.5 66
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Alabama style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Tennessee
First downs 30 16
Total yards 587 302
Rushing yards 170 139
Passing yards 417 163
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 34:38 25:22
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 25–31, 387 yards
Rushing Najee Harris 20 carries, 96 yards, 3 TD's
Receiving John Metchie III 7 receptions, 151 yards
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Tennessee Passing Jarrett Guarantano 13–24, 162 yards, 2 TD's
Rushing Eric Gray 19 carries, 57 yards
Receiving Jalin Hyatt 2 receptions, 86 yards, 1 TD

Mississippi State Bulldogs[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−31 63.5

Statistics

Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Miss State style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Alabama
First downs 12 26
Total yards 200 499
Rushing yards 37 208
Passing yards 163 291
Turnovers 3 1
Time of possession 28:18 31:42
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Miss State Passing Will Rogers 24–37, 147 yards, 2 INT's
Rushing Jo’Quavious Marks 9 carries, 32 yards
Receiving Jo’Quavious Marks 8 receptions, 38 yards
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 24–31, 291 yards, 4 TD's
Rushing Najee Harris 21 carries, 119 yards
Receiving DeVonta Smith 11 receptions, 203 yards, 4 TD's

Kentucky Wildcats[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−30 58
Statistics style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Kentucky style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Alabama
First downs 12 29
Total yards 179 509
Rushing yards 59 226
Passing yards 120 283
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 28:55 31:05
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Kentucky Passing Terry Wilson 10–19, 120 yards, 1 INT
Rushing A.J. Rose 10 carries, 68 yards
Receiving Josh Ali 4 receptions, 52 yards
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 16–24, 230 yards, 2 TD's, 1 INT
Rushing Jase McClellan 10 carries, 99 yards, 1 TD
Receiving DeVonta Smith 9 receptions, 144 yards, 2 TD's

No. 22 Auburn Tigers[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−24 64.5
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Auburn style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Alabama
First downs 20 20
Total yards 347 445
Rushing yards 120 143
Passing yards 227 302
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 36:30 23:30
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Auburn Passing Bo Nix 23–38, 227 yards, 2 INT's
Rushing Mark-Antony Richards 14 carries, 57 yards
Receiving Anthony Schwartz 5 receptions, 60 yards
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 18–26, 302 yards, 5 TD's
Rushing Najee Harris 11 carries, 96 yards, 1 TD
Receiving DeVonta Smith 7 receptions, 171 yards, 2 TD's

at LSU Tigers[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
−29.5 67
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Alabama style="Template:NCAA color cell"|LSU
First downs 32 21
Total yards 650 352
Rushing yards 265 98
Passing yards 385 254
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 33:17 26:43
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 20–28, 385 yards, 4 TD's
Rushing Najee Harris 21 carries, 145 yards, 3 TD's
Receiving DeVonta Smith 8 receptions, 231 yards, 3 TD's
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|LSU Passing T. J. Finley 14–28, 144 yards, 1 TD
Rushing John Emery 7 carries, 79 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Kayshon Boutte 8 receptions, 111 yards

at Arkansas Razorbacks[edit source | edit]

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−31.5 68.5
Statistics style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Alabama style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Arkansas
First downs 24 13
Total yards 443 188
Rushing yards 216 80
Passing yards 227 108
Turnovers 1 4
Time of possession 33:15 26:45
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 24–29, 208 yards
Rushing Jase McClellan 6 carries, 95 yards, 1 TD
Receiving John Metchie III 5 receptions, 72 yards
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Arkansas Passing Feleipe Franks 8–10, 90 yards
Rushing Trelon Smith 19 carries, 69 yards
Receiving Mike Woods 3 receptions, 43 yards

vs. No. 7 Florida Gators[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
-17 74.5
Statistics style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Alabama style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Florida
First downs 33 26
Total yards 605 462
Rushing yards 187 54
Passing yards 418 408
Turnovers 1 2
Time of possession 34:21 25:39
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 33–43, 418 yards, 5 TD's, 1 INT
Rushing Najee Harris 31 carries, 178 yards, 2 TD's
Receiving DeVonta Smith 15 receptions, 184 yards, 2 TD's
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Florida Passing Kyle Trask 26–40, 408 yards, 3 TD's
Rushing Emory Jones 2 carries, 24 yards
Receiving Kadarius Toney 8 receptions, 153 yards, 1 TD

vs. No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
-19.5 65.5
Statistics style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Notre Dame style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Alabama
First downs 24 24
Total yards 375 437
Rushing yards 139 140
Passing yards 236 297
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 33:43 26:17
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Notre Dame Passing Ian Book 27-39, 229 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Kyren Williams 16 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 7 receptions, 62 yards
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 25-30, 297 yards, 4 TD’s
Rushing Najee Harris 15 carries, 125 yards
Receiving DeVonta Smith 7 receptions, 130 yards, 3 TD’s

vs. No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes[edit source | edit]

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Pregame line Over/under
-8.5[24] 75.5[25]
Statistics style="Template:NCAA color cell"|Ohio State style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell"|Alabama
First downs 19 33
Total yards 341 621
Rushing yards 147 157
Passing yards 194 464
Turnovers 0 1
Time of possession 22:34 37:26
Team Category Player Statistics
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA color cell; text-align:center;"|Ohio State Passing Justin Fields 17-33, 194 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Justin Fields 6 carries, 67 yards
Receiving Chris Olave 8 receptions, 69 yards
rowspan=3 style="Template:NCAA secondary color cell; text-align:center;"|Alabama Passing Mac Jones 36-45, 464 yards, 5 TD’s
Rushing Najee Harris 22 carries, 79 yards, 2 TD’s
Receiving DeVonta Smith 12 receptions, 215 yards, 3 TD’s

Rankings[edit source | edit]

For further information, see 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

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Statistics[edit source | edit]

Scoring[edit source | edit]

Scores by quarter (non-conference opponents)[edit source | edit]

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Scores by quarter (SEC opponents)[edit source | edit]

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Awards and honors[edit source | edit]

DeVonta Smith

Mac Jones

Najee Harris

Alex Leatherwood

Landon Dickerson

Thomas Fletcher

Patrick Surtain II

  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year

Offensive Line

Coaches[edit source | edit]

Nick Saban

Steve Sarkisian

All Americans[edit source | edit]

Unanimous Selection

  • Najee Harris (AFCA, AP, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, WCFF)
  • DeVonta Smith (AFCA, AP, Athletic, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, USAT, WCFF)
  • Landon Dickerson (AFCA, AP, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, WCFF)
  • Alex Leatherwood (AFCA, AP, Athletic, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, USAT, WCFF)
  • Patrick Surtain II (AFCA, AP, Athletic, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, USAT, WCFF)

Consensus Selection

  • Mac Jones (AFCA, AP, Athletic, ESPN, TSN, USAT, WCFF)

Other Selections

  • Will Reichard (CBS)
  • Thomas Fletcher (Phil Steele)


All-SEC[edit source | edit]

First Team

QB- Mac Jones

RB- Najee Harris

WR- DeVonta Smith

C- Landon Dickerson

OL- Alex Leatherwood

DT- Christian Barmore

CB- Patrick Surtain II

Second Team

OL- Deonte Brown (AP: 2, Coaches: 1)

LB- Dylan Moses (Coaches: 1)

LB- Christopher Allen (Coaches: 2)

LB- Willie Anderson, Jr. (AP: 2)

DB- Malachi Moore

KR- Jaylen Waddle (Coaches: 2)

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Notes[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

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