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2018 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Season In Review

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

We’ll look back on the 2018 Alabama Crimson Tide Season In Review. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama based team finished with a 14-1 record.

They were defeated by the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The Tigers won 44-16 to win the season finale.

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa attempts to block Clelin Ferrell against the Clemson Tigers
Tua Tagovailoa attempts to block Clelin Ferrell against the Clemson Tigers (Getty Images)

In order for Alabama to reach the final game of the season, they defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 45-34 in the Orange Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal.

Their offense averaged 45.6 points per game. Starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went 245 of 355 for 3,966 yards. The Heisman Trophy finalist also had 43 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Damien Harris had 150 carries for 876 yards and nine touchdowns. Joshua Jacobs had 120 carries for 640 yards and 11 touchdowns. Najee Harris was another running back, who had a significant contribution, as he had 117 carries for 783 yards and four touchdowns.

Jerry Jeudy also led the team in receptions with 68 for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jaylen Waddle had 45 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. Henry Ruggs III had 46 receptions for 741 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Irv Smith Jr. also had 44 receptions for 710 yards and seven touchdowns. Devonta Smith had 42 receptions for 693 yards and six touchdowns.

Dylan Moses led the team with 86 tackles, including 10.0 tackles for a loss. He also had 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one pass deflection.

Moses was one of four players, who had at least 70 tackles. Deionte Thompson had 78 tackles, while Xavier McKinney had 74, and Quinnen Williams had 71.

Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dylan Moses attempts to tackle Justyn Ross against the Clemson Tigers
Dylan Moses attempts to tackle Justyn Ross against the Clemson Tigers (Getty Images)

Williams led the team with 19.5 tackles for a loss. He was one of five players, who had at least 10 or more tackles for a loss. Isaiah Buggs had 13.5 tackles for a loss, while Anfernee Jennings had 13.0 tackles for a loss.

Christian Miller also had 11.0 tackles for a loss, and Moses had the aforementioned 10.0 tackles for a loss.

Buggs led the team with 9.5 sacks. Only four players had at least 5.0 sacks, as Williams and Miller had 8.0 sacks each. Jennings also had 5.5 sacks.

Saivion Smith led the team with three interceptions. Four players had two interceptions each, including McKinney, Mack Wilson, Thompson, and Shyheim Carter.

Thompson led the team with three forced fumbles. McKinney and Buggs also had two forced fumbles, too.

Jennings also led the team with two fumble recoveries. He also led the team with 11 pass deflections, while McKinney and Carter had 10 each.

Mike Bernier had 25 punts for 951 yards and averaged 38 yards per punt. Skyler Delong had 16 punts for 551 yards and averaged 34.4 yards per punt.

Joseph Bulovas was 14 of 18 in field goal attempts. He also went 75 of 81 in extra points.

Austin Jones also went 1 of 2 in field goal attempts. He also made 8 of 11 extra points.

Waddle had 16 punt returns for 233 yards. He also had a punt return for a touchdown.

Derek Kief had one punt return for 17 yards.

Jacobs led the team with 14 kickoff returns for 428 yards and a touchdown. Brian Robinson Jr. had five kickoff returns for 84 yards. Miller Forristall and Smith Jr. combined for three kickoff returns.

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