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Barrett Jones Gets SEC Recognition
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Posted Nov 26, 2012
In the final week of regular season play, Southeastern Conference teams were playing rivalry games and important games, and there was, no doubt, stiff competition for the various SEC player of the week categories.
had a relatively easy time of it in a 49-0 rout of
, several outstanding performances by Crimson Tide players were not rewarded with SEC recognition. Senior center
, however, was selected as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Jones, a 6-5, 302-pound All-America candidate from Germantown, Tenn., had the highest grade of any Alabama offensive lineman this season at 96 per cent. This is on an offensive line that is universally considered the best in college football.
Jones and his offensive line teammates did not allow a sack in the game and Jones did not have any pressures, penalties, or missed assignments. The Bama offense scored a touchdown on each of the seven possessions on which the first offensive unit played. Starting offensive players were removed from the game after the score got to the 49-0 level midway through the third quarter.
Also cited for his play in “other outstanding performances” was Alabama safety
, who led the Tide with five tackles (four primary) and had an interception that he returned 31 yards to set up a Bama touchdown.
Not mentioned were Alabama performances such as:
completing 15 of 21 passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.
rushing 18 times for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
• Freshman wide receiver
catching five passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns.
This week Alabama will play
in the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Kickoff will be at 4 p.m. EST (3 p.m. central time) with television coverage by CBS. Both teams are 11-1 overall and 7-1 in SEC games. The winner goes to the BCS National Championship Game in Miami to play
on Jan. 7.
After the Bulldogs rolled over
in their regular season finale, Georgia senior safety
was named a Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
Cited in the “other outstanding performances” was Georgia quarterback
, who completed 14 of 17 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns.
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