Alabama shuts out Mocs on Senior Day
By Charlie Potter
The 2013 senior class went out with a bang, as the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide bulldozed over Chattanooga, 49-0.
“We wanted to go out today and improve as a team, play better as a team, and play well for the seniors,” coach Nick Saban said. “It was a pretty emotional day today for a lot of those guys.
Alabama amassed 435 yards of total offense, while the defense held the Mocs to 175 yards.
Running backs Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry saw majority of the carries for Alabama, as starter T.J. Yeldon was hampered by an injury. Both players scored touchdowns.
Senior quarterback AJ McCarron threw for 171 yards on 13-of-16 passing and two touchdowns, with one of the scores floating to fellow senior Kevin Norwood in the second quarter.
McCarron also connected with his younger brother, Corey, on one of his last throws as a player inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“It’s been a great five years here,” McCarron said. “I hate for it to be over with, playing in this great stadium. It was a great win for us. We came out and handled business like we were supposed to.”
The defense forced the Mocs into two turnovers. One of which was junior linebacker Trey DePriest’s first career interception.
Senior linebacker C.J. Mosley and sophomore safety Landon Collins led the team with seven tackles.
“For me, it was perfect. We came out with a shutout,” Mosley said. “It can’t get any better than that for a defensive player. We talked about this being a momentum game, going into next week and the rest of the season.”
The Crimson Tide will travel to Auburn Nov. 30 to face the No. 6 Tigers. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and be televised on CBS.