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Hurts’ Big Day Powers No. 1 Alabama Football Past Fresno State, 41-10, in Home Opener

Photo courtesy of Alabama Athletics
Photo courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Quarterback Jalen Hurts amassed a career-high 156 rushing yards to go along with two scores on the ground and one through the air as the top-ranked University of Alabama football team dominated Fresno State, 41-10, in the Crimson Tide’s 2017 home opener at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Hurts’ career day on the ground marked his fourth career 100-yard game. The Houston native’s previous career-high came last season on Sept. 17 against Ole Miss when he compiled 146 rushing yards in a 48-43 victory.

Hurts also went 14-of-18 for 128 yards and a touchdown pass to lead the Tide offense. With 231 yards of total offense in the first half, Hurts surpassed 4,000 yards of total offense in his career at Alabama. Freshman Najee Harris led all running backs with 70 yards on 13 carries in the win.

The Crimson Tide (2-0) outgained the Bulldogs (1-1) in total offense, 497-274, including 305-58 on the ground.

Raekwon Davis and Ronnie Harrison led the Alabama defense with a team-high eight tackles apiece, Anthony Averett compiled four tackles to go along with an interception.

Alabama returns to action Saturday, Sept. 16, with its second home game in a row, against Colorado State at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. CT with the game airing live on either ESPN or ESPN2.

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