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11/12/17 - A 30-game regular-season winning streak was in danger of being snapped on Saturday night for No. 2 Alabama. No. 16 Mississippi State put a jolt in the Crimson Tide before two fourth-quarter scores had Alabama sneaking out with a 31-24 win to remain unbeaten. The Bulldogs ate up 38:16 of the clock but the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 SEC) needed just 44 seconds to win the game as Jalen Hurts found DeVonta Smith on a 26-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds left in the game for the win. With top-ranked Georgia losing to Auburn earlier in the day, Alabama is poised to move back to No. 1. Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3) rushed for 172 yards in the game, the most by a Dan Mullen team vs. Alabama. Aeris Williams had 22 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
The game was tied at 14 at the half thanks to two rushing touchdowns by each team. The Bulldogs struck first with Williams scoring from 11 yards out. Calvin Ridley's 61-yard catch set up Hurts' 1-yard run on the following possession for a 7-7 tie at the end of one quarter. The teams traded blows again in the second as Williams scored again on a 5-yard plunge, but Alabama answered once again with a 1-yard touchdown by Josh Jacobs. The Crimson Tide came out of the half with a quick score, getting the ball inside the 10-yard line before being held to a 30-yard field goal from Andy Pappanastos giving the Tide its first lead at 17-14. It was Mississippi State with the answer this time, as the Bulldogs drove 69 yards on 13 plays and Nick Fitzgerald scored on a 2-yard run for a 21-17 lead heading to the fourth quarter. - The Sports Xchange
11/07/17 - Writing at @ITLScoutsNotes, former NFL scout Ryan Hollern called Alabama WR Calvin Ridley's "ability to set up defenders and cut at the top of the stem . . . ridiculous" in the Tide's win over LSU Saturday night. - InsidetheLeague.com
07/11/17 - 2017 Preseason Maxwell Award Watchlist: WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama,...Set UA freshman records with 89 receptions for 1,045 yards ... named a second team All-SEC honoree by the conference coaches ... as a sophomore had 72 catches for 769 yards and seven touchdowns ... notched five or more catches in 20 of his 30 career games played and has a catch in every game of his career ... 39 of his receptions went for a first down or a touchdown in 2016 ... a big-play threat, he had 21 explosive receptions of 15 yards or more to lead the Tide. - Alabama Football
12/19/16 - 2016 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama,...Senior tight end O.J. Howard and sophomore wide receiver Calvin Ridley were named to the second-team offense while senior linebacker Tim Williams and senior defensive back Eddie Jackson were named to the second-team defense. - Alabama Football
10/01/16 - Jalen Hurts threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to Calvin Ridley and Ronnie Harrison scored on a 55-yard fumble return in No. 1 Alabama's 34-6 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame a week full of potential distractions and a slow start to run away from the Wildcats (2-3, 1-2). The Hurt and Ridley Show took over the second half, hooking up on scoring passes of 10 and 19 yards and plenty in between. Hurts passed for 262 yards, including 173 in the third quarter. Ridley gained 174 yards on 11 catches, both career-highs.
"Challenged them a little bit at halftime," Tide coach Nick Saban said. "I didn't think we sort of imposed our will in the first half how we could have or should have or wanted to, however you want to say it." Freshman tailback Joshua Jacobs rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in his first start with Kentucky native Damien Harris playing a limited role after spraining his right ankle last week against Kent State. The performance came two days after star linebacker Tim Williams' arrest on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit. Williams was suspended for the first half and still had three tackles for loss and a sack. Backup quarterback Blake Barnett left the team and withdrew from school this week, too. None of that mattered much in the final three quarters, though Kentucky did hold a 3-0 lead for half the first quarter. - AP Sports
12/09/15 - 2015 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama...Has been selected Second Team All-Southeastern Conference for the 2015 college football season by the Conference Head Coaches. - SEC Football
10/06/15 - OCT 5 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama...Freshman receiver Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 120 yards and a touchdown...Is the first true freshman receiver to have a 100-yard receiving game since Amari Cooper in the BCS National Championship Game against Notre Dame...The 120 yards was a career-best after having just 125 yards on the season entering the game...Two of his five catches were 45 yards or longer, with a 50-yard grab in the first quarter and a 45-yard touchdown in the second quarter...Averaged a career-best 28.75 yards per reception...Three of his five receptions converted first downs for the Crimson Tide...Has caught 19 passes for 223 yards in the last four games. - SEC Football