By: Garrett Franks
On a humid September Saturday evening the Crimson Tide rolled over the Utah St. Aggies 55-0.
The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Bryce Young was clinical throughout the game, amassing nearly 300 yards of total yards of offense and 5 TDs.
By the end of the 1st quarter, Young had already slung the rock for three TDs.
Young threw for a total of 195 yards, completing 18 of 28 with 5 passing TDs. He also was very effective on the ground – scoring a rushing TD while gaining 100 yards on only five carries.
Young was very complimentary of true freshman receiver Kobe Prentice.
“I think he’s been someone who’s very dynamic, versatile. He shows up to work every single day with all the energy in the world,” said Young.
Treashon Holden, Kobe Prentice and Jermaine Burton each had 5 receptions with Burton and Holden bringing 2 TDs each.
“There’s no other team I’d want to do this with,” said Burton. “When I got into this offense my mindset was just to work… Kobe did great today, he definitely has a bright future ahead of him.”
After getting off to a sluggish start, the Alabama rushing attack shot out of a cannon on the first play of the second half. Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 93 yards on a modest 9 attempts. He had a long of 58 yards which kicked off the 2nd half.
Head Coach Nick Saban mentioned how his running back room played tough but still has a way to go. Much of the rushing attack came from the aforementioned 58 yard run by Gibbs and Young’s 63 yard scramble.
The Alabama defense held the Aggies to just 136 yards. While they didn’t force any turnovers the Aggies were suffocated all night by the Tide’s elite front seven.
“The biggest positive was seeing everyone fly around and do their job,” said Brian Branch.”It feels nice to get the shutout but we weren’t perfect – we still have work to do.”
Much of that 136 yardage came from the last half of the fourth quarter. By then Alabama had already moved a bulk of their starts to the bench.
The Tide will take on the Texas Longhorns in Austin next week at 11 A.M. on Fox.