Saturday must have been Opposite Day in Tuscaloosa. Julio Jones was the Tide's leading rusher while…
Julio Jones Goes To Work Every Day
And there at the top of the rushing statistics for Alabama was wide receiver Julio Jones. He had one carry for 56 yards and a touchdown. Did Jones – snicker, snicker – give Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, Bama's starting tailback, a hard time about that? "No," Jones said. "He had me on receiving yards, so I couldn't get him about that." There was that. A receiver – Marquis Maze – did lead Alabama in receiving yardage in the 30-10 win over Mississippi State, but in second place in receiving yards was Ingram, who had two catches. The first didn't help much. It went for minus one yard. But the second, a quick pass from Greg McElroy, turned into a 78-yard touchdown run for the Tide. Maze had a 45-yard touchdown play when he took a short pass and went the distance late in the second quarter. The pass to Ingram followed on first down of Bama's next possession. Alabama didn't get the ball again until the third quarter, and on first down of that possession Jones went in motion, took a...
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