Hurts Earns Two More Honors for Miss. State Performance
Freshman signal-caller Jalen Hurts accounted for 447 yards of total offense, throwing for a career-high 347 yards while rushing for 100 yards on his way to becoming the only quarterback in Crimson Tide history to rush for 100-plus yards while passing for 300-plus yards.
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts was selected as the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week as well as the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week for his performance in the Crimson Tide’s 51-3 victory over Mississippi State last Saturday.
The freshman signal-caller accounted for 447 yards of total offense, throwing for a career-high 347 yards while rushing for 100 yards on his way to becoming the only quarterback in Crimson Tide history to rush for 100-plus yards while passing for 300-plus yards.
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Hurts accounted for five touchdowns, throwing for four scores and rushing for one, to tie the school record for total touchdowns in a game. The Channelview, Texas, native finished 28-of-37 with four touchdown and one interception and rushed 11 times for 100 yards and one touchdown.
Hurts’ performance against State was the fourth time this season that he has rushed for 100 or more yards while passing for at least 100 yards in the same contest. His 447 yards of total offense against the Bulldogs is the third-highest single-game total in school history, while his four touchdown passes finished one shy of the Alabama single-game record of five set by Gary Hollingsworth at Ole Miss on Oct. 7, 1969. Hurts’ five total scores also tied the UA record for total touchdowns in a game.
The pair of national honors are his second and third this week. Hurts was also selected as the Southeastern Conference’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Alabama-Chattanooga is set for 6 p.m. CT and will air on ESPN2. The Crimson Tide and Mocs will meet for the 13th time in series history, with Alabama holding a 12-0 advantage, including a 7-0 mark in Tuscaloosa.
Saban is 2-0 all-time against Chattanooga, with both victories coming as the head coach of the Tide. Alabama defeated Chattanooga, 49-0, in the most recent meeting between the two schools in Tuscaloosa in 2013.