OXFORD, MS (WBRC) - If anyone is going to slow down Alabama, it wasn’t Ole Miss.
The Crimson Tide dominated Ole Miss, 62-7, scoring the game’s last 62 points. Seven different Alabama players scored Saturday night, not including Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, who each threw two touchdown passes.
Ole Miss scored on the first play of the game, on a 75-yard pass from Jordan Ta’amu to D.K. Metcalf, but that was the last time the home team came close to the end zone.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide yet again were led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who threw for 191 yards on 11 of 15 passing and two scores. Tagovailoa also rushed for 47 yards.
A 43-yard touchdown run by Damien Harris less than a minute after Ole Miss scored the game’s opening touchdown tied the game 7-7, but a 79-yard touchdown pass from Tagovailoa to Jerry Jeudy with 9:51 left in the opening quarter turned the game into what became a blowout.
Alabama had a commanding 28-7 after the first quarter and led 49-7 at the break.
Alabama’s win Saturday marked its third consecutive game of scoring 50-plus points, which is a first in SEC history.
Tagovailoa threw for 191 yards on 11 of 15 passing. Hurts finished the game 7 of 10 passing for 85 yards. Mac Jones also had 30 yards passing.
Damien Harris led a stable of running backs with 62 yards on five carries, scoring a touchdown. Najee Harris added 38 yards on nine carries and a score.
Jeudy continued his assault on opposing secondaries, catching three passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Irv Smith Jr. had three catches for 42 yards and a score and Henry Ruggs had 25 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Xavier McKinney and Deionte Thompson each had an interception.
Alabama returns home next week and plays Texas A&M at 2:30 p.m.