Each week at TideNation we'll take a look at how Alabama's players up for postseason awards fared in action. All told, 12 Alabama players were put on watch lists this offseason.
QB AJ McCarron, Jr. (Maxwell, Manning, O'Brien, Camp): McCarron continued to play efficient football on Saturday, getting the ball into his receivers hands quickly against FAU and letting them do the rest. He finished with three touchdowns and no interceptions, extending his streak of games without throwing a pick.
RB Eddie Lacy, Jr. (Maxwell, Walker): It's safe to say Lacy is back, and in a big way. He looked like his old self again on Saturday, breaking the 100-yard rushing mark before halftime.
TE Michael Williams, Sr. (Mackey): Williams got off the schneid against Florida Atlantic, pulling in a single-game high four receptions.
C Barrett Jones, Sr. (Rimington, Outland, Lombardi, Walter Camp): There were a few mental mistakes on a first half drive, but give Jones credit for his body of work, helping the running game which featured four backs averaging more than 6 yards per carry.
G Chance Warmack, Sr. (Outland, Lombardi): Warmack continues to be the best lineman on the field each and every week.
RT D.J. Fluker, Jr. (Outland, Lombardi): Fluker moved around better against Florida Atlantic than in weeks past and didn't allow a sack.
CB Dee Milliner, Jr.: (Nagurski): Quarterbacks are beginning to look at Milliner, and quickly look away. Florida Atlantic didn't test Alabama's best cornerback on Saturday.
LB Nico Johnson, Sr.: (Nagurski, Lombardi): Johnson was notably absent on defense against FAU, failing to register a tackle despite dressing out and playing some on special teams.
LB C.J. Mosley, Jr.: (Nagurski, Lombardi): Mosley has been a quiet force on the defense, once again leading the team with six tackles on Saturday, including an assist on a sack.
S Robert Lester, Sr.: (Thorpe, Nagurski, Bednarik): Lester missed an interception opportunity against Florida Atlantic, but was able to make plays, coming off the edge for a sack on Saturday.
DT Jesse Williams, Sr. (Outland, Bednarik, Bronko Nagurski, Lombardi): Williams is getting more and more comfortable at nose guard, showing up on Saturday with three tackles and a number of pressures in the backfield that don't show up on the stat sheet.
K Jeremy Shelley, Sr.: (Groza): Shelley finally got back on the board for the first time since Week 1, nailing two field goals against FAU.