John Metchie’s First Career Back-to-Back 100-yard Receiving Game
Wide receiver John Metchie III recorded his first career back-to-back 100-yard receiving game at the University of Alabama. Last week, Metchie put together a performance Crimson Tide fans had been waiting to see, hauling in seven receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown against Mississippi State. On Saturday, the junior set a new career-high with 11 receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
Bryce Young connected with Metchie for a six-yard touchdown to give Alabama a 21-14 lead heading into halftime, and then late in the fourth quarter Metchie put the finishing touches on Tennessee with a 19-yard receiving touchdown to make it 52-24. Metchie has four career 100-yard receiving games, two of them have come against Tennessee.
Through eight weeks of the season, Metchie has a team-high 52 receptions for 601 yards and five touchdowns.
"I think it's just sticking to the plan, sticking to the script of the game plan, and the ball's just going to find a person," Metchie said. "And it's been finding me."
With the re-emergence of Metchie and the explosive play from Jameson Williams, Alabama has formed one of the top receiving duos in the country. The Crimson Tide rank second in the country in scoring offense and 11th in passing offense.
Alabama will be is on a bye this week before returning home to face LSU on Saturday, Nov. 6.