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Jalen Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama past Fresno State, 41-10

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Jalen Hurts set the tone for Alabama early in the week and again to start the game.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide needed to play better Saturday against Fresno State, he told his teammates. Hurts certainly did.

He ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns and passed for a third score in No. 1 Alabama's 41-10 victory Saturday, getting the Tide rolling with a 55-yard touchdown run two plays into the game.

''He made it known to all of us right from the get-go that, `Hey guys, we've got to play better this week,''' tight end Hale Hentges said. ''And we did.''

Alabama (2-0) polished off the 44-point underdog Bulldogs (1-1) with a workmanlike performance on the heels of a hard-hitting opening victory over No. 10 Florida State in Atlanta.

Hurts completed 14 of 18 passes for 128 yards, but his biggest play came in the opening minute. He kept on a zone read and sprinted for a touchdown, stepping out of a last-gasp tackle attempt at the 15.

Hurts also hit a wide-open Hentges for a 23-yarder in the first quarter. It was the tight end's first career touchdown.

''I thought we did a good job of executing the game plan, came out and played hard and did a way better job of executing,'' Hurts said.

The Tide led 28-3 at halftime against Fresno State, which opened coach Jeff Tedford's first season with a 66-0 win over FCS Incarnate Word.

''They're very big, very physical, very fast,'' Tedford said. ''You try to contain the weapons on the field and the quarterback will get you. He ran all over us.''

Fresno State scored on Chason Virgil's 26-yard pass to Derrion Grim with just over six minutes left. That was set up by Da'Mari Scott's 63-yard kick return

Alabama outgained the Bulldogs 305-58 on the ground.

''I think everybody needs to know that we're not interested in sliding backward,'' Tide coach Nick Saban said. ''We need to move forward in terms of what we need to do to continue to try to improve and become a better team.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Fresno State: Managed to move at times against Alabama's defense, but couldn't reach the end zone until late. Virgil had a solid day, completing 21 of 34 passes for 180 yards with an interception. Held Alabama to two short field goals in the second half, including once after the Tide started inside the 5 after an interception.

Alabama: Won its 16th consecutive home opener. Coach Nick Saban stretched his personal streak in that category to 17. There was nothing especially dazzling about the performance except for Hurts' running. Top tailbacks Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris had only six carries apiece.

BAMA FRESHMEN

The game gave Alabama a chance to get significant playing for freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and fellow five-star signee tailback Najee Harris. Tagovailoa was 6 of 9 for 64 yards in his college debut with a 16-yard TD pass to another highly touted freshman, Henry Ruggs III. Najee Harris ran for 70 yards on 13 carries.

MISSING LINEBACKERS

Alabama had four of its top linebackers on the sidelines with injuries, with Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis out for the season. Former walk-on Jamey Mosley, younger brother of Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley, and Keith Holcombe made their first career starts.

''We obviously have a lot of work to do at that position,'' Saban said, adding that the game experience will help in that regard.

UP NEXT

Alabama faces another Mountain West Conference opponent when Colorado State visits.

Fresno State plays a second straight 2016 playoff team, visiting Washington for the first time since 2006.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:41
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
41
Touchdown 2:41
13-T.Tagovailoa complete to 11-H.Ruggs. 11-H.Ruggs runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
17
yds
03:25
pos
10
40
Point After TD 6:06
36-J.Camacho extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
34
Touchdown 6:06
5-C.Virgil complete to 7-D.Grim. 7-D.Grim runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
-21
yds
00:48
pos
9
34
Field Goal 7:13
12-A.Pappanastos 22 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-61
yds
00:39
pos
3
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:08
12-A.Pappanastos 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
-1
yds
05:26
pos
3
31
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:15
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
28
Touchdown 1:15
34-D.Harris runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
19
yds
02:29
pos
3
27
Point After TD 14:25
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 14:30
2-J.Hurts runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
4:03
pos
3
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:07
36-J.Camacho 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
24
yds
04:12
pos
3
14
Point After TD 8:24
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 8:24
2-J.Hurts complete to 84-H.Hentges. 84-H.Hentges runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
4
yds
04:25
pos
0
13
Point After TD 14:21
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 14:31
2-J.Hurts runs 55 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
73
yds
0:07
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 28
Rushing 5 17
Passing 11 11
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 3-11 4-10
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 266 489
Total Plays 63 66
Avg Gain 4.2 7.4
Net Yards Rushing 58 305
Rush Attempts 22 39
Avg Rush Yards 2.6 7.8
Net Yards Passing 208 184
Comp. - Att. 26-41 20-27
Yards Per Pass 5.1 6.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-8 1-8
Penalties - Yards 2-10 4-20
Touchdowns 1 5
Rushing TDs 0 3
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 6-37.0 3-41.7
Return Yards 127 61
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-12
Kickoffs - Returns 5-127 1-19
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-30
Kicking 2/2 7/7
Extra Points 1/1 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Fresno State 1-1 300710
1 Alabama 2-0 141431041
208 PASS YDS 184
58 RUSH YDS 305
266 TOTAL YDS 489
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Virgil 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 180 1 1 110.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.7% 426 2 1 122.8
C. Virgil 21/34 180 1 1
M. McMaryion 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 36 0 0 114.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.6% 139 2 0 209.1
M. McMaryion 5/7 36 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Rivers 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 89 1
R. Rivers 9 29 0 9
M. McMaryion 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 22 0
M. McMaryion 1 15 0 15
J. Hokit 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
J. Hokit 4 12 0 6
D. Scott 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
D. Scott 2 10 0 9
C. Virgil 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
C. Virgil 3 3 0 11
J. Mims 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 40 1
J. Mims 2 2 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Scott 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 67 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 99 0
D. Scott 7 67 0 30
K. Johnson 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 55 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 175 0
K. Johnson 8 55 0 17
D. Grim 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 37 1
D. Grim 2 23 1 26
K. Riddering 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 22 1
K. Riddering 2 20 0 11
J. Hokit 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 16 0
J. Hokit 2 16 0 12
Ja. Rice 16 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 75 1
Ja. Rice 1 10 0 10
J. Jordan 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 71 1
J. Jordan 1 7 0 7
J. Mims 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 28 0
J. Mims 1 7 0 7
R. Rivers 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 28 0
R. Rivers 1 6 0 6
D. O'Neal 11 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
D. O'Neal 1 5 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Allison 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 1.0
J. Allison 10-3 1.0 0
J. Bryant 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
J. Bryant 7-0 0.0 0
J. Hughes 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
J. Hughes 6-1 0.0 0
D. Potts 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Potts 3-0 0.0 0
J. Bailey 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Bailey 3-0 0.0 0
T. Okeke 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Okeke 2-0 0.0 0
J. Finch 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Finch 2-1 0.0 0
K. Milton 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Milton 2-0 0.0 0
Ju. Rice 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Ju. Rice 2-0 0.0 0
T. Soechting 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Soechting 2-0 0.0 0
A. Kelly 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Kelly 2-0 0.0 0
M. Forrester 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Forrester 2-0 0.0 0
R. Stanley 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Stanley 2-0 0.0 0
P. Belony 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Belony 1-0 0.0 0
J. Green 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Green 1-1 0.0 0
G. Helmuth 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Helmuth 1-0 0.0 0
J. Haynes 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Haynes 1-0 0.0 0
E. Ndoh 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Ndoh 1-0 0.0 0
K. Jones 33 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
N. Madsen 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Madsen 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Camacho 36 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/3 9/9
J. Camacho 1/1 27 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Cusick 47 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 37.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
9 42.2 2
B. Cusick 6 37.0 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Scott 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 31.3 63 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 27.2 63 0
D. Scott 3 31.3 63 0
D. O'Neal 11 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 18.3 21 0
D. O'Neal 2 16.5 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 128 1 0 155.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 224 2 0 137.3
J. Hurts 14/18 128 1 0
T. Tagovailoa 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 64 1 0 163.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 64 1 0 163.1
T. Tagovailoa 6/9 64 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 154 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 209 2
J. Hurts 10 154 2 55
N. Harris 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 70 0
N. Harris 13 70 0 25
B. Scarbrough 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 76 0
B. Scarbrough 6 36 0 9
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 32 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 105 2
D. Harris 6 32 1 9
R. Foster 1 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 14 0
R. Foster 1 14 0 14
C. Ridley 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
C. Ridley 1 13 0 13
T. Tagovailoa 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 0 0
T. Tagovailoa 3 0 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Ridley 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 127 1
C. Ridley 5 45 0 16
C. Sims 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 28 0
C. Sims 3 28 0 18
X. Marks 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 24 0
X. Marks 1 24 0 24
H. Hentges 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 23 1
H. Hentges 1 23 1 23
R. Foster 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 23 0
R. Foster 2 23 0 14
H. Ruggs 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 1
H. Ruggs 1 16 1 16
B. Scarbrough 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 19 0
B. Scarbrough 2 15 0 8
N. Harris 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 10 0
N. Harris 1 10 0 10
J. Jeudy 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
J. Jeudy 1 8 0 8
I. Smith Jr. 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 7 0
I. Smith Jr. 2 7 0 8
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 4 0
D. Harris 1 -7 0 -7
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Davis 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
R. Davis 6-1 0.0 0
R. Harrison 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Harrison 4-0 0.0 0
A. Averett 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
A. Averett 4-0 0.0 1
M. Wilson 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Wilson 4-0 0.0 0
H. Jones 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
H. Jones 3-0 0.0 0
D. Hand 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Hand 3-0 0.0 0
K. Holcombe 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Holcombe 3-1 0.0 0
J. Dwight 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
J. Dwight 3-0 1.0 0
M. Fitzpatrick 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Fitzpatrick 3-1 0.0 0
D. Payne 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Payne 2-1 0.0 0
X. McKinney 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
X. McKinney 2-0 0.0 0
L. Wallace 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
L. Wallace 2-0 0.0 0
J. Mosley 16 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Mosley 1-0 0.0 0
S. Hamilton 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Hamilton 1-0 0.0 0
J. McMillon 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. McMillon 1-0 0.0 0
N. Harris 22 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Harris 1-0 0.0 0
T. Brown 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Brown 1-0 0.0 0
C. Allen 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Allen 1-0 0.0 0
D. Moses 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Moses 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Pappanastos 12 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
5/7 6/6
A. Pappanastos 2/2 24 5/5 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Scott 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 41.7 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
9 37.3 3
J. Scott 3 41.7 3 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Diggs 7 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
T. Diggs 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Diggs 7 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 8 0
T. Diggs 2 6.0 8 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:21 FRESNO 25 1:21 3 7 Punt
8:19 FRESNO 21 4:12 11 70 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:19 FRESNO 6 3:34 8 16 Punt
7:44 FRESNO 8 3:49 7 36 Punt
1:10 FRESNO 25 0:35 2 2 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FRESNO 25 2:50 6 32 Punt
9:11 FRESNO 11 1:21 3 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FRESNO 38 1:32 4 12 Punt
10:04 FRESNO 10 2:02 5 10 INT
6:54 BAMA 37 0:48 5 -21 TD
2:41 FRESNO 25 2:33 9 57 End of game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 BAMA 27 0:32 3 15 TD
12:49 BAMA 38 4:25 11 4 TD
4:03 BAMA 25 3:49 9 63 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:35 FRESNO 48 2:44 5 10 Punt
3:44 BAMA 23 2:29 7 19 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:03 BAMA 10 2:44 6 31 Punt
7:34 BAMA 41 5:26 12 48 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:12 BAMA 9 2:59 5 36 Punt
7:52 FRESNO 4 0:39 4 -61 FG
6:06 BAMA 25 3:25 9 17 TD