(WAFF) - The great debate all spring and summer was finally put to bed, for at least the start of Alabama's game with Wisconsin.
Jake Cocker was your starter Saturday night, with Cooper Bateman getting some reps in the second half. Safe to say the competition will continue heading into next week's game against Middle Tennessee State.
Coker didn't have any highlight or Sports Center Top 10 plays, he was just solid, and quite frankly, that may be enough for the Tide this season. Coker's numbers...15 of 21, 213 yards, and one touchdown. And then there's Derrick Henry, being, well Derrick Henry.
13 carries, 147 yards, 3 scores. He averaged 11 yards a carry.
It all adds up to 1-0 for Alabama.
"There's a lot of options, so who you give the ball to, it all doesn't really matter, cause they're all dang good, they did a good job," Coker said after the game.
Derrick Henry appears to be ready to carry the load if needed this season.
"I'm ready for whatever. They want to give me the ball, I'm prepared for it, whatever to make this team win. I got a lot to improve on. It was a great win. for me to have success, my teammates did a great job, to do everything I did."
Nick Saban, overall, pleased with the play from Coker.
"He didn't turn it over. We need to protect better, couple of times we got sacked early in the game. Not really his fault, but I thought he did a nice job. I thought he was accurate with the ball, didn't make any poor decisions, didn't throw the ball into coverage anywhere, did a nice job of executing what we wanted him to do. So it created balance in our offense."
The quarterback battle will continue this Saturday for Alabama's home opener against Middle Tennessee State.
Kickoff is set for 3 PM CT.
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