Calvin Ridley got all the hype coming into the season, but ArDarius Stewart has emerged as perhaps the Crimson Tide’s best receiver in 2016.
He’s kept up that trend today, having the best game of his career thus far. Though the third quarter of the Crimson Tide’s game against Mississippi State was not yet over, Stewart had already tied a prominent school record:
ArDarius Stewart's 3 TD receptions today equals the school record, reached 6 times prior. Most recent: Amari Cooper vs. Auburn 11/29/14.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) November 12, 2016
Any time you can put your name alongside Amari Cooper, you’re doing something right. Stewart’s three touchdowns have come on 8 catches for 156 yards, none more impressive than a 67-yard shovel pass he took for a score in the second quarter.
Stewart tied the Alabama record on this 20-yard reception in the third quarter:
— #WTOK (@Newscenter11) November 12, 2016
Alabama leads Mississippi State 44-3 at home at the beginning of the 4th quarter.