The Alabama Crimson Tide lost a Heisman Trophy contender at wide receiver last week, as superstar Jaylen Waddle suffered a season-ending ankle injury on the first play of the game against Tennessee, but senior DeVonta Smith appears ready to make up for the lost production.
Smith had one of the best games of his career on Saturday night at Bryant Denny Stadium against Mike Leach’s Mississippi State Bulldogs, hauling in 11 receptions for 203 yards and 4 touchdowns. (Incredibly, four scores isn’t a career-high for Smith. He had 274 receiving yards and five touchdowns against Ole Miss last season.)
2nd With Mississippi State unable to move the ball against Alabama’s defense, Smith and quarterback Mac Jones were able to break the game open inside of the first quarter.
The Bulldogs secondary had no chance of stopping Smith, and he made it look easy.
Smith’s fourth touchdown of the game was the 31st receiving touchdown of his career, tying a school record set by current Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper.