TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and safety Eddie Jackson earned weekly SEC honors following the Crimson Tide’s 48-43 win over Ole Miss on Saturday.
Hurts, a true freshman, was named the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Week. Jackson, a senior, was named the SEC’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.
Hurts led the Crimson Tide with 304 yards of total offense, throwing for 158 and rushing for 146 yards on the ground. Hurts averaged 8.1 yards per rushing attempt with a long of 41 yards. He finished 19-of-31 with a fumble. Hurts completed five explosive passes for 17 yards or more, including a long of 45 yards. Hurts also produced eight rushes of 10 yards or more, including seven rushes that went for first downs.
Hurts became the first Alabama quarterback to rush (146) and pass (158) for more than 100 yards since Tyler Watts in 2001.
Jackson took the first punt of his career 85 yards for a late second-quarter touchdown that helped bring the Crimson Tide within seven heading into halftime. Jackson finished the day returning two punts for 95 yards to average 47.5 yards per return. The senior defensive back also had 2 tackles, including half of a tackle for loss.