Wide receiver Amari Cooper had eight catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort, which took him past the 3,000 mark for career receiving yards, making him the first Alabama receiver to break past that plateau.
Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception on Saturday, connecting six times for 178 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper
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OUTLOOK: Returns for his junior season as the Crimson Tide’s starting place-kicker … played in 21 career games with 12 starts ... is 12 of 19 on field goal attempts and 58 for 59 on extra points tries for his career … also has a career average of 61.7 yards on kickoffs with 24 touchbacks ... scored 97 career points.
SOPHOMORE (2014): The Crimson Tide’s starting place-kicker and tied for the leading scorer in the 2015 season with 84 points (7.0 points per game) ... 12-for-19 on field goal attempts and 48 for 49 on extra points ... made 4-of-7 attempts beyond 40 yards ... averaged 61.4 yards on 69 kickoffs this season with 17 touchbacks ... named a Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" and the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week following the season opener against West Virginia ... an Alabama Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff against West Virginia, Florida Atlantic and at LSU ... missed the Western Carolina game with back spasms. West Virginia: Connected on all four of his field goal attempts, hitting from 47, 41, 27 and 45 yards ... became the first Alabama place-kicker to make three field goals from 40 yards or more since 1993 ... was 3-for-3 on extra points to score 15 points ... kicked off seven times, averaging 64.7 yards per kickoff with three touchbacks. FAU: Made good on both of his field goal attempts, hitting from 22 and 28 yards out ... was 5-for-5 on extra points and averaged 64.5 yards on eight kickoffs with two touchbacks. Southern Miss: Hit his only field goal attempt from 30 yards out against the Golden Eagles ... hit all seven extra point attempts and averaged 62.0 yards on seven kickoffs with one touchback. Florida: Hit all six extra points but missed his first field goal of the season ... was wide left from 45 yards out. Ole Miss: Connected from 44 yards after missing from 46 and 51 yards ... hit both extra points ... averaged 55.2 yards on four kickoffs. Arkansas: Missed his only field goal attempt from 30 yards out in rainy and windy conditions in Fayetteville ... made both extra points in a 14-13 win ... averaged 61.3 yards on three kickoffs with one touchback. Texas A&M: Made his only field goal attempt from 30 yards ... connected on seven extra points ... scored 10 points ... kicked off five times for an average of 62 yards with two touchbacks. Tennessee: Missed the first extra-point of his career ... scored four points on extra points ... did not attempt a field goal. LSU: Knocked a 27-yard field goal through the uprights with three seconds left in the game to send it to overtime ... hit both extra point attempts ... was 2-for-3 on field goal attempts, missing from 27 yards in the first half and hitting from 39 yards with nine seconds remaining in the first half ... kicked off four times for a 58.0-yard average with one touchback. Mississippi State: Connected on 1-of-2 field goals, hitting a 36-yarder in the first half and then missing from 37 in the second ... hit both PATs that he attempted ... kicked off five times for an average of 63.2 yards with one touchback. Auburn: Booted through two extra-point opportunities ... tried a onside kick on the opening possession that failed. Missouri: Missed his only field goal from 43 yards against the Tigers just wide left ... made all six extra points and had one touchback on two kickoffs.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): Served as Alabama's backup place-kicker and backup punter ... saw action in eight games: Virginia Tech, Colorado State, Georgia State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Chattanooga and Auburn ... was a perfect 5 for 5 on extra-point tries and 1 for 3 on field-goal attempts, missing from 30 yards against Georgia State and splitting the uprights from 20 against Tennessee ... had his 57-yard attempt at Auburn that came up short returned 100 yards for a touchdown ... kicked off 14 times and averaged 63.2 yards, with four touchbacks.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was one of the nation's top incoming place-kickers ... ranked as the nation's No. 1 place-kicker by 247sports.com and Scout.com ... Rivals.com rated him as the No. 2 kicker nationally ... a consensus three-star recruit who combined a strong leg and accurate kicks ... also outstanding on kickoffs, averaging 68 yards per kick ... competed at the 2012 U.S. Semper Fidelis All-America Game for the East squad ... nailed a 32-yard field goal in overtime inside Atlanta's Georgia Dome to carry Calhoun to the Georgia AA State Championship over Buford in 2011 ... also connected from 46 yards in that state championship game ... long kick in 2011 was 52 yards ... 247sports.com's No. 49 player in Georgia ... ESPNU had him as the No. 7 place-kicker nationally and No. 303 overall in the Southeast ... hit on 9-of-14 field goals as a junior in 2010, including two from beyond 50 yards ... had 43 of his 56 kickoffs go for touchbacks in 2010 ... two-time Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State selection ... coached by Hal Lamb at Calhoun High School ... chose Alabama over Georgia, LSU and Vanderbilt.