Sept. 6, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The football team continued preparation for Saturday's game against Penn State indoors on Tuesday for two hours at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility. The contest between the third-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 23 Nittany Lions is slated to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC.
"Watching film, they are a big, physical team," said junior defensive lineman Jesse Williams. "I think we need to just go out there and play. We have a lot of big, physical guys on our defensive line too, so we just need to try and manhandle them at the front."
Williams, and the rest of the Alabama defense entered the 2011 season in impressive fashion holding Kent State to minus-9 yards rushing and just 90 yards of total offense. The Tide held the Golden Flashes to six first downs, including a single rushing first down, and a 63.01 passer efficiency rating that ranked sixth nationally.
Prior to Tuesday's practice session, the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll was announced, which featured Tide wide receiver/return specialist Marquis Maze. Maze had eight receptions, a personal best, for 118 yards and one touchdown in Alabama's 48-7 victory over Kent State. The senior added eight punt returns for 96 yards and returned a kickoff for 39 yards for a total of 253 all-purpose yards.