Alabama LB C.J. Mosley named SEC defensive player of the week, P Cody Mandell named SEC special teams player of the week
Nov 18, 2013
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TUSCALOOSA -- While Alabama's win over Mississippi State wasn't very impressive, two Crimson Tide players were recognized by the Southeastern Conference for their performances.
Linebacker C.J. Mosley was named the SEC defensive player of the week while punter Cody Mandell was named the SEC special teams player of the week.
Mosley had eight total tackles and forced a fumble. Mandell had a career day punting the ball.
Notes for the SEC on Mosley and Mandell
DEFENSE: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
• Senior captain who once again led the team with eight total tackles (six solo) and forced a fumble.
• Moved up to No. 7 on the UA career tackles list with 290.
• Defense limited MSU to 197 total yards (144 pass, 53 rush).
• Alabama shut out an opponent in the first half for the 10th time in the last 14 games.
• The Tide has allowed just five touchdowns in the last eight games and just 6.3 points per contest.
• Alabama has held 8 of 10 opponents this season to 10 or fewer points.
• UA leads nation in scoring defense (10.2 ppg) and 5th/1st SEC in total defense (272.8 ypg).
SPECIAL TEAMS: Cody Mandell, P, Alabama
• Punted four times in windy conditions for 220 yards and a 55.0 average, which was a career-best.
• Booted punts of 63 (career-long) and 61 yards, one out of bounds at the 2 and other downed at the 3.
• MSU returned just one of the four punts for a loss of 15 yards.
• Three of four punts were over 50 yards.
• Mississippi State’s average starting field position following Mandell’s punts was their 11.5-yard line.
• Mandell is now averaging a school-record 47.3 yards per kick on 33 punts to rank 2nd in SEC.
• Tied for the SEC lead in conference games only with an average of 48.6 yards per punt. Would be tied for second in NCAA if he had enough punts to qualify (3 shy).