Tide’s Anderson, Scott Named SEC Players of Week

Anderson was selected as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week while Scott was chosen as the Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

Alabama senior linebacker Ryan Anderson and junior punter JK Scott were named the Southeastern Conference Players of the Week on Monday for their performances last Saturday in Baton Rouge as the Crimson Tide shut out LSU, 10-0.

Anderson was selected as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week while Scott was chosen as the Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

Anderson finished his night in Baton Rouge with six total tackles, including one sack (-4 yards), one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry. His tackle for a loss increased his team-leading total to 12.5 on the season (-65 yards). The senior linebacker played a key role on the Crimson Tide defense that limited LSU to only 125 total yards and just 1.2 yards per carry on the ground and 3.8 yards per attempt. Alabama forced a 3-and-out on nine of the Tigers’ 12 possessions and did not allow LSU to reach the end zone all evening.

Another standout night from Scott helped flip the field on the Tigers and keep LSU from ever getting significant field position on the Tide defense. Scott averaged 51.6 yards per kick on his five punts for 258 yards. He booted a long of 66 yards with four of his five punts going for 50-plus yards. The Denver, Colo., native netted 44.4 yards on his five kicks with two punts pinning the LSU offense inside its own 15-yard line. Three of his punts were returned for 16 yards (5.3 yards per return) with two fielded inside the LSU 10-yard line, including his 54-yard kick in the third quarter that was fielded at the LSU 3-yard line and immediately stopped for no gain.

No. 1 Alabama plays in Tuscaloosa against Mississippi State on Saturday in an 11 a.m. CT kickoff on ESPN. The Crimson Tide owns a 78-18-3 advantage against the Bulldogs, which includes wins in the last eight games in the series for Alabama.

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