Hurts Continues to Shine as Alabama Football Rolls Past Colorado State

Hurts Continues to Shine as Alabama Football Rolls Past Colorado State University of Alabama Athletics

Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts collected 351 yards of total offense, while throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another touchdown, as the top-ranked University of Alabama football team cruised past Colorado State, 41-23, Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

In addition to Hurts’ offensive production, the Crimson Tide (3-0) scored 14 points off two Rams’ (2-2) turnovers.

Hurts finished the game 12-of-17 for 248 yards and two scores through the air, and a game-high 103 yards on the ground on 11 carries to lead the Alabama offense. Junior receiver Calvin Ridley led all receivers with 92 yards on three catches, including a 78-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.

On the defensive side of the ball, junior Keith Holcombe led the way with a career-high nine total tackles and a pass breakup.  Senior defensive back Hootie Jones and junior defensive back Ronnie Harrison each had interceptions to anchor the defense. 

Alabama returns to action Saturday, Sept. 23, with its Southeastern Conference game of the season, against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT with the game airing on CBS.

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