Alabama beats the Tigers 21-17 with a 72-yard touchdown drive in the final minute of the game
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had a typically efficient performance, running his stretch of passes thrown without an interception to a school-record 262 as he passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns while completing 16 of 23 pass attempts to spark the Crimson Tide offense.
Alabama continues to prepare for SEC opener at Arkansas
Head coach Nick Saban met with the media Monday
First Off the Field: Nick Perry
2012 (JUNIOR): Has played in all 13 games, starting four ... has registered 37 tackles, with 17 solo stops, plus a fumble recovery, two pass break ups and a sack. Michigan: Came off the bench to record three tackles (two solo). Western Kentucky: Earned his first career start, with two solo tackles. Arkansas: Assisted on three tackles and recovered a fumble while also breaking up a pass in shutout win. Florida Atlantic: Assisted on two tackles (one for loss). Mississippi: His two tackles included first career sack, in the win over the Rebels. Missouri: Broke up a pass and assisted on a tackle against the Tigers. Tennessee: Assisted on two tackles start against the Vols. Mississippi State: Totaled five tackles including four solo stops. LSU: Started for third time and made career-high 10 tackles, including four solo stops, in key win at Baton Rouge. Western Carolina: Had five tackles including four solo stops. Auburn: Assisted on two tackles in Iron Bowl starting role.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Nick Perry was a reserve safety for the Crimson Tide ... had two tackles on the season ... saw action in nine games. Kent State: Recorded on solo tackle. Tennessee: Assisted on one tackle in the win against the Volunteers.
2010 (FRESHMAN): He saw action in six games during his true freshman season at the Capstone ... had one solo tackle while playing safety against Georgia State ... also saw time on special teams ... played vs. San Jose State, at Duke, at Tennessee, vs. Mississippi State and Michigan State.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Perry was a four-star prospect that played for head coach Jamey Dubose at Prattville High School where he helped the Lions capture the 2007 and 2008 Alabama 6A State Championship ... rated as the No. 17 safety nationally by Scout.com while being ranked 25th by Rivals.com and 27th by ESPNU ... a SuperPrep Magazine All-America and the No. 29 defensive back nationally by the publication ... SuperPrep also lists Perry as the No. 8 prospect in the state of Alabama ... also No. 8 on the Mobile Press-Register's Alabama Elite 18 and 100th on the Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... the No. 8 player in the Birmingham News Super Senior postseason rankings ... No. 4 on the Tuscaloosa News' Top 50 in Alabama ... a PrepStar All-American at defensive back ... made 55 tackles and intercepted six passes on his way to ASWA 6A All-State honors ... broke up five more passes as a senior while registering 41 solo stops and recovering two fumbles ... made 37 tackles as a junior in 2008 with four interceptions and six pass breakups ... made 17 tackles with a pass breakup and a fumble recovery as a sophomore in 2007 ... chose Alabama early over Auburn, LSU, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Southern Miss.