POST GAME REPORT: Alabama handles business, moves to 9-1 on season

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Alabama didn’t struggle in the first half against New Mexico State in the slightest, which was to be expected in this game between David and one of college football’s Goliaths.

After coming out and dominating in every facet of the game, the Crimson Tide went into the locker room at the half with a massive 49-3 lead. Everything went right for the Tide in the first half both offensively and defensively.

After a Bryce Young fumble on Alabama’s first possession of the second half, the Crimson Tide removed most of their starters to get reserves some playing time about midway through the third quarter.

Paul Tyson and Jalen Milroe each got playing time in the second half of the game.

Alabama put up a whopping 574 yards of total offense, gaining 330 of those through the air and 244 on the ground.

Crimson Tide starting quarterback Bryce Young finished the game 21-23 with 270 yards and five touchdowns. He set the Alabama program record, which he set himself a few weeks ago, in completion percentage.

Brian Robinson led a regiment of Alabama rushers with 99 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns on the day. Trey Sanders provided relief for Robinson with 66 yards on 12 carries, punching it in for six once.

Jameson Williams led all Tide receivers with 158 yards on six catches, catching three touchdown tosses on the day.

Defensively the Tide allowed just 138 yards of total offense. NMSU QBs went 19-31 for 129 yards. On the ground, NMSU gained just nine yards on 27 attempts.

Alabama will enter a conference game against Arkansas next Saturday at 9-1.

RTW will provide injury updates to RB Roydell Williams and DB DeMarrco Hellams when they become available.

Nick Saban, with the win, became the winningest active head coach in college football with 265.

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