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No. 1 Alabama throttles Fresno State in home opener

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts runs the ball against Fresno State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts runs the ball against Fresno State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The injury bug wasn’t enough to stop the Crimson Tide on Saturday.

Alabama throttled Fresno State 41-10 in its home opener on Saturday.

Bama (2-0) needed just two plays and 39 second to get the lead over the Bulldogs. It was a lead they never surrendered.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts ran for 55 yards on the second play of the game for a score. He finished with a game-high 154 yards and another touchdown run on a gain of three.

He also threw for 128 yards on 14-of-18 attempts and a 23-yard touchdown pass to Hale Hentges.

Damien Harris also ran for a score on a gain of five. He totaled 32 yards on six carries.

Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made his college football debut. He connected with Henry Ruggs, III on a 16-yard touchdown pass for the game’s final score.

The Crimson Tide will play Colorado State on Saturday

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