This past Saturday, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide hosted Georgia State in a midseason tune-up game for the Crimson Tide, where the Tide were able to clear up some of the kinks on their team and get ready for the full on slate of SEC opponents they have coming up.
It was a dominating effort by the Tide, which was expected as they won 45-3 in a game that they were better in every facet of, and rightfully so. Georgia State had no chance. The Tide put up 447 yards of total offense and allowed only 175 on defense, and got to see a whole host of young players get game action. The biggest news of the day was wide receiver DeAndrew White.
White, a junior wide receiver for the Tide, lined up in the red zone in the first quarter and the play went to him. What happened next was perhaps the catch of the year in college football.
White jumped up with the corner and somehow managed to reach around the receiver and make an absolutely incredible snag for the touchdown. What’s equally as incredible as the catch was how high White jumped and how he was able to maintain possession of the ball all the way to the ground while battling with the defensive back.
This is no doubt a major candidate for that catch of the year in the 2013 college football season, as skills like this in the end zone are hard to come by. White only had four receptions for 45 yards on the day, but he will surely be talked about for the rest of the season and will be featured in every highlight video.