Alabama rolls to 3-0 start, 41-23 over Colorado State

Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates with his team after the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU in New Orleans. For seven years from 2006-12 parity in college football meant determini

Alabama outgained Colorado State 216-11 in total yardage during the first quarter.

Bryant hit Deon Cain for another touchdown on Clemson's final drive before the half, but the play was called back due to offsetting penalties. "We came here to do one thing and that was to win the ball game, but I'm proud of our effort and how hard they played". The combination of size, speed, strength and depth was impressive. This is no Mountain West school.

Two big scoring plays helped fuel Alabama's offense, and just when CSU's offense had started to find a groove, a pair of interceptions by Nick Stevens set up the Tide to open up the lead. Alabama appeared to go three-and-out with its first possession of the third quarter, but the Rams were flagged for an illegal substitution, and theTide capitalized with a 14-play, 88-yard drive that culminated with a 9-yard Scarbrough run to go up 31-10.

Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 41-23 victory Saturday night over Colorado State.

Finding themselves up just a single score with two minutes remaining in the half, Alabama quickly went to work, taking only three plays to add yet another offensive touchdown.

The kicking game was also sound with Andy Pappanastos nailing two field goals, both of which were over 40 yards.

On its first possession of the second half, Alabama pounded Colorado State with its running game and a few quick passes.

Later in the quarter, freshman wide receiver Warren Jackson silenced over 100 thousand fans when he went up and over an Alabama defensive back to bring in a four-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Nick Stevens.

The Rams, who are coached by former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, dropped to 2-2. We've got SEC games coming up, and I think everyone has to look around and not think so much about "we" and "us" but about 'I, ' and 'What can I do better to make us a better a team?' Saban said Forristall will have an MRI on Sunday.

"That should be the focus that we have so that we can continue to improve".

Meanwhile, Ridley continues to climb the Alabama record books, pulling even with legendary tight end Ozzie Newsome for fourth in school history with 16 career touchdowns on a 78-yard score midway through the first quarter. Alabama TE Miller Forristall left the game in the third quarter and did not return.

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