No. 4 Alabama’s Milroe dazzles in opening win vs. MTSU

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — – Jalen Milroe threw three lengthy landing passes and ran for a pair of scores to guide No. 4 Alabama to a 56-7 season-opening victory over Center Tennessee State on Saturday evening.

Milroe emerged on high of a three-man battle to interchange Bryce Younger in fall camp for the Crimson Tide, and delivered huge performs and no expensive errors in his second profession begin. He launched on-target landing passes of 47 yards to Isaiah Bond, 48 to Jermaine Burton and 29 to Amari Niblack.

A a lot larger problem awaits Alabama with a go to from No. 11 Texas. The Tide will get a greater probability to reveal its championship mettle after uncustomarilly dropping two regular-season video games a yr in the past. However Milroe simply handed his first check.

He showcased his operating capacity in turning a horrible snap right into a 21-yard landing on his opening drive. Milroe had to return and scoop it up after the ball mainly rolled previous him, then he raced to the proper sideline. He put his left hand on the bottom to maintain his stability and make a remaining reduce at in regards to the 7.

Landing, Milroe. The primary of his 5 whole in a 13-of-18, 193-yard effort. He additionally ran for 48 yards earlier than handing the offensive reins to Notre Dame switch Tyler Buchner halfway by the third quarter. Ty Simpson was additionally competing for the job.

Each the backups ran for touchdowns.

Milroe’s solely earlier begin got here final season towards Texas A&M, when Younger was damage.


Center Tennessee: Made a reported $1.6 million from the sport and did handle a landing late within the third quarter. Nicholas Vattiato was 21-of-32 passing for 127 yards with a landing and an interception.

Alabama: Confirmed the offense stays in good arms with Milroe at quarterback, despite the fact that the QB scenario is probably not actually settled till an enormous recreation towards No. 11 Texas. A protection changing Will Anderson pitched a shutout.


If there are any for Alabama, it will likely be based mostly extra on what occurs within the recreation between No. 5 LSU and No. 8 Florida State on Sunday than on the Tide’s efficiency in a gap blowout.


Center Tennessee misplaced beginning cornerback Deonte Stanley earlier than the protection even took the sector. Stanley was referred to as for focusing on on punt returner Kool-Aid McKinstry after the Blue Raiders’ opening sequence.


Alabama gained its twenty second dwelling opener in a row, its twenty first straight at Bryant-Denny Stadium its 57th consecutive nonconference regular-season recreation.


Center Tennessee: At Missouri subsequent Saturday,

Alabama: Hosts No. 11 Texas subsequent Saturday.