TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jameson Williams was off to the races the first time he touched the ball, and the second, and the fourth.
Unstoppable? Maybe. Uncatchable? Definitely.
Williams, the Ohio State transfer who brought another speedy playmaker to Tuscaloosa, had three monster plays.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped top-ranked Alabama hold off No. 11 Florida 31-29 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Young heard all about the Swamp. He knew it would be deafening at times and difficult, if not impossible, for a visiting quarterback to communicate.
He also understood the key to handling such a raucous environment: a fast start.
No. 1 Alabama (2-0) at No. 11 Florida (2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Alabama by 14 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Here are things to watch in the Southeastern Conference in Week 3:
GAMES OF THE WEEK
No. 1 Alabama (2-0) visits No. 11 Florida (2-0). It's a rematch of the Crimson Tide's 52-46 SEC Championship Game victory, but without a number of the bigtime playmakers from that game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban thinks it might be time for a reckoning like his father used to deliver with a pounding of his hand on the dinner table.
Sure, Bryce Young threw three touchdown passes and Jase McClellan scored three times to help fuel No.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Mac Jones spent most of his college career at Alabama watching from the sideline — first behind Jalen Hurts and then backing up Tua Tagovailoa.
Hurts was first to join the Crimson Tide program in 2016, followed by Jones and Tagovailoa in 2017.
Alabama will finally have a true homefield advantage again, with a stadium mostly full of fans in crimson and white.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide shouldn't really need that kind of full-throttle support Saturday against FCS Mercer.
—Bryce Young, Alabama, became the first quarterback in school history to throw four TD passes in his debut as a starter, lifting the top-ranked Tide to a 44-13 rout of No. 14 Miami.
—Ryan Greenhagen, Fordham, matched a Division I record with 30 tackles in a 52-7 loss to Nebraska.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Young didn't take long to prove he's the man to lead No. 1 Alabama in its quest for another national title.
Young became the first Crimson Tide quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in his starting debut and the defending champions romped past No.
A year after the traditional Labor Day weekend bonanza of college football was whittled down to fewer than a dozen games by the pandemic, the 2021 season starts like none ever before.
For the first time since 2005, when the holiday weekend became college football's official launch date, the season will open with five games pairing Top 25 teams — including a top-five match-up.
Bryce Young was mostly a spectator for Alabama’s march to the College Football Playoffs last season. Ditto for Ohio State's C.J. Stroud.
DJ Uiagalelei was a superb fill-in when Clemson needed him most.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has made lucrative deals before starting his first college game, but he doesn't think that or the preseason hype surrounding him will be a distraction.
To Young, the “culture” that Nick Saban has created for the program won't allow it.
The bad news for Alabama: The Heisman Trophy-winning receiver and his quarterback are gone, along with the star tailback and Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year.
The good news: It’s Alabama and there is always an abundance of talent to replace players.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The partnership between Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and Nike co-founder Phil Knight might be one of the most unusual and high-profile deals to come out of new rules allowing college athletes to earn money for use of their name, image and likeness.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Count Nick Saban among those unable to predict the impact of the many recent changes in college athletics, including the ability for players to make money off their brand.
“I almost feel that anything that I say will probably be wrong because there’s no precedent for the consequences that some of the things that we are creating, even if they’re good opportunities,” the Alabama coach said Wednesday at Southeastern Conference media days.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has long been a believer in fellow former California prep stars Matt Corral and Bryce Young.
Now all three are starting quarterbacks on the other side of the country in the Southeastern Conference.
Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is...