Ranked Alabama rolls against Colorado State

Ranked Alabama rolls against Colorado State

Ranked Alabama rolls against Colorado State

The Tide answered quickly, taking just a minute and 18 seconds off the clock, after senior wide receiver, Robert Foster, took Hurts' short pass through the entire CSU defense for a 52-yard touchdown. Hurts was pulled in the final minute of the third quarter but came back in to finish the game after the Rams scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

After missing his first two tries from 40 yards-plus this season, Tide redshirt senior Andy Pappanastos connected on both his attempts from long range Saturday, including a career-long 46-yard field goal to put the Tide up 17-0 with 5:13 left in the first quarter. Alabama, now 3-0, will play the first of seven straight games against Southeastern Conference foes this week when the Crimson Tide visit Vanderbilt, which also is 3-0. The receiver turned upfield and saw a running lane, burning past the Rams' defense for 52 yards on the way to the end zone.

Saban liked Hurts' first two games, but sought improvement from the quarterback and the teammates around him.

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In the fourth quarter, the Tide added to its lead when Pappanastos netted his second field goal of the night, this time from 43 yards out, capping an eight play 65-yard drive with 14:51 left in the game. Scarbrough outcarried fellow Crimson Tide running back Damien Harris 12 to 11 on the day. On their next possession, the Rams were even better, marching 85 yards in 11 plays and pulling within 17-10 on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Nick Stevens to Warren Jackson.

While still nursing a bit of shoulder soreness last season, Foster managed just five catches for 55 yards but was never a major part of the offense, which became predicated on the Hurts and Calvin Ridley. "That allowed them to keep the ball".

Alabama flirted with the idea of utilizing senior middle linebacker Rashaan Evans (groin) against Colorado State, but opted instead to give the veteran one more game's rest.

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The Rams, who are coached by former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, dropped to 2-2.

"We have a lot of good playmakers on the perimeter, whoever it is", Hurts said. "We made a lot of mental errors". This football team makes you beat them week in and week out.

"That should be the focus that we have so that we can continue to improve". He rushed for 103 yards and another score. Alabama TE Miller Forristall left the game in the third quarter and did not return.

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