Rewinding Alabama’s 34-0 win over Austin Peay

Alabama is back home at Bryant Denny Stadium for the final two games of the 2022 football season. That starts with an 11am CT game with FCS’ Austin Peay.

Here’s the rundown of how Alabama brought down the governors.

Final score: Alabama 34, Austin Peay 0

fourth quarter

— That’s it. Alabama wins 34-0 and improves to 9-2.

— Ty Simpson stepped in just over 2 minutes from time and completed his first pass to Tyler Harrell for 6 yards.

— Alabama is starting to empty the bench, but Milroe is still in the QB. The former 5-star Tommy Brockermeyer is in the right duel in the final minutes.

— Deontae Lawson almost had a pick-6, but he couldn’t make the throw. Would have been a walk in.

— Milroe is caught in the end zone in Alabama’s third turnover of the day. Both teams have three freebies at this point.

– Some of the backups on offense went into play at 10:55. Jalen Milroe replaced Young, whose day ended with 18 of 24 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns.

— Brian Branch’s interception was Alabama’s third snack of the game.

— Bryce Young is still in the game in the early moments, throwing a 10-yard TD pass to Jermaine Burton to make it Alabama 34, Austin Peay 0 with 13:20 left.

Third quarter

– Alabama 24, Austin Peay 0 after three quarters. The Tide beat Austin Peay 125-33 in the third quarter and 385-162 in the game so far.

— Kool-Aid McKinstry just returned his first punt since the Arkansas game. He is No. 2 in the nation in average yardage. This went 10 meters far.

– A wild scrambling TD throw to Kobe Prentice was called back when right tackle JC Latham was in downfield. Will Reichard settles for a 30-yard field goal to make it Alabama 27, Austin Peay 0 with 4:57 left in the quarter.

– Austin Peay fiddled with a fourth down trick game deep in Alabama territory. Bryce Young is still in the game at QB.

— After another three-and-out by APSU, Young Burton hit with a 50-yard throw. McClellan did the rest with a 9-yard touchdown that made it Alabama 24, Austin Peay 0 with 8:43 left in the game. Young is 12-for-17 with 149 yards. Hard to believe he’s staying in the game at this point. Jase McClellan with 17 carries and 156 yards and two touchdowns. Burton with his first triple digit performance in Alabama with 106 yards on 5 catches.

— Alabama goes three and out and James Burnip stabs for the first time. It was a 46 yarder.

– Austin Peay grabbed a first down after halftime but holed three games later.

second quarter

– Halftime: Alabama 17, Austin Peay 0.

— Tyler Steen was injured just before halftime in a game where Bryce Young suffered a monster blind side hit. He jumped up and looked good, but that’s not the kind of hit they need in a game like this.

— Alabama’s Drive after the INT stalled at the 11-yard line. Will Reichard’s 29-yard FG did it Alabama 17, Austin Peay 0 2:27 before halftime. Reichard made his last 11 FGs.

— APSU drove again and hit a 32-yard pass two plays before Kool-Aid McKinstry’s interception. The Governors reached the Alabama 41 before the Tide recorded its first INT since the Tennessee game.

– Alabama got stuck at idle after a 35-yard run from McClellan, but a fourth throw to Jermaine Burton kept the drive alive. It was a 4-yard TD pass to Burton that made it Alabama 14, Austin Peay 0 with 6:37 left in the first half. Bryce Young is 9-for-11 with 75 yards and the TD. McClellan has 11 carries for 121 yards.

— Austin Peay starts the quarter on the Alabama 48 and transitioned into the Alabama 35 for third. The governors got back into the 10 but opted for a field goal. The 25-yarder missed the mark and it’s still 7-0 for Alabama.

first quarter

— Alabama WR Isaiah Bond fumbled in midfield for the second turnover of the day. Rough scene at the end of the first quarter.

— Austin Peay drove all the way to the Alabama 2 but was stuffed in third place and the gate and a trick play in fourth place remained incomplete. Still 7-0 after a sloppy start.

— Alabama then botched the punt when he hit Kendrick Law in the fly, and Austin Peay recovered the ball at the Alabama 38.

— Austin Peay rocks it today. A trick play on the second snap and deep ball on the third down. Had the receivers wide open both times but missed both throws.

– Alabama got the ball to open the game and got first downs from Jermaine Burton and then a 13-yard run for Roydell Williams. Then a 28-yard run by Jase McClellan has the tide at the APSU 32-yard line. Alabama faced a fourth goal from the 1-yard line when McClellan smashed it in by an inch or two. Austin Peay defenders thought they had what it took, but video review confirmed the score to make it Alabama 7, Austin Peay 0. That was a 13-play touchdown drive for 92 yards. Bryce Young was 3-for-5 for 35 yards on the drive.

Notes before the game

— Seth McLaughlin warms up as first team center.

– Running back Jahmyr Gibbs is not dressed to warm up after injuring his ankle last week.

– Cornerback Eli Ricks has not been sighted after appearing to suffer a concussion on the first snap at Ole Miss last week.

— Tyler Harrell warms up with second-team WRs for second straight week.

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