Bryce Young may have solidified his spot as the subsequent Heisman Trophy winner throughout Alabama’s highly effective SEC Championship win, solely constructing off of his show-stopping Iron Bowl performance the week earlier than.
Followers argued that his fourth quarter performance in opposition to Auburn was his Heisman second, and arguably, per week in the past, it was. The Crimson Tide was down 10–0 heading into the fourth quarter with its offense struggling to click on all night. It was not till the ultimate minutes of the fourth quarter that the momentum shifted in Alabama’s favor, regardless of solely having a discipline purpose on the day.
With 24 seconds to go, the sophomore quarterback lofted a 28-yard move to the finish zone as he confronted strain, discovering the fingers of Ja’Corey Brooks. In the span of a minute and 11 seconds, Young stored Alabama’s Faculty Soccer Playoff hopes alive to the tune of 12 performs and 97 yards, sending the Crimson Tide to extra time.
Nevertheless, Saturday’s title sport performance in opposition to No. 1 Georgia appeared to raise Young’s identify much more.
In his first half, the sophomore went 13-20 for 236 yards and two touchdowns. He completed the night time with 421 passing yards, 40 speeding, three passing touchdowns and Alabama’s solely speeding landing of the night time.
Per ESPN Stats & Info, the sophomore is the first participant with 300 yards or extra of complete offense in a half of an SEC title sport since present Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in 2010.
Young led Alabama in opposition to one in all the strongest protection in the nation. The Bulldogs had not allowed a group to tally greater than 332 passing yards this season, which was in opposition to Tennessee, per ESPN Stats & Info. However on Saturday, Young added 89 yards for a brand new excessive.
All through the season, however particularly over the final three video games, Young has continued to indicate Heisman caliber potential in his first 12 months as the full-time starter. He threw for 559 passing yards and 5 touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s 42–35 victory over Arkansas a number of weeks in the past, breaking a 52-year-old faculty report.
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