Canadian receiver John Metchie III finds end zone in Alabama’s 60-point Kentucky blowout

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Bama beatdown Kentucky on Saturday and the boy from Brampton played a role.

The Crimson Tide and Canadian receiver John Metchie III played their first game since Halloween on October 31. There was a bye week and following the planned week off, the match-up against the defending College Football Playoff champion, Louisiana State University was postponed due to COVID-19.

O Canada: John Metchie III proudly repping the red and white at Alabama

Alabama clearly used the time away from game action to work and ensure they were ready to step back between the white lines. Nick Saban’s group put a fulsome 60-point beating on the University of Kentucky. Metchie III recorded one catch for 18 yards which went for a touchdown in the 63-3 victory.

The rising star from the Flower City has 25 receptions for 535 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 21.4 yards per catch, through seven games. Alabama is an undefeated 7-0 and ranked No. 1 in the entire NCAA.

The Iron Bowl is next on the schedule: Auburn and Alabama showdown in one of the most storied rivalries in all of college football. It’s the first time Metchie III will be a starter in the high profile rivalry, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, November 28 on CBS.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.