Live Game Updates: Southern Miss at Alabama

Tide, Eagles tangle at 11 AM CT

  • First Quarter
  • There is a slight and welcome breeze at Bryant-Denny.
  • Alabama captains today are senior Trevon Diggs (defense), junior Henry Ruggs III (offense) and junior Thomas Fletcher (special teams).
  • Southern Miss won the toss and will receive.iss at Alabam
  • Bama defensive line includes freshmen Justin Eboigbe and DJ Dale.
  • Alabama scores first on a 3-play, 54-yard drive. Tua to Ruggs for 45-yards and a TD. 12:08 to go first quarter, Tide up 7-0.
  • Tua Tagovailoa passed Jalen Hurts on Alabama's all-time passing list with that last TD pass to Ruggs..
  • Jordan Battle is again playing the 6th DB role on passing downs and already has made one good play with a near PBU.
  • USC QB commite Bryce Young has been spotted on the Alabama campus today. 
  • True freshman Byron Young already in for Bama at RDE.
  • On the intentional grounding call against USM credit senior Anfernee Jennings with a sack.
  • It's now 14-0 with 6:04 left 1qtr. To cap a 3-play 91-yard drive and after two productive Najee Harris runs, Tua Hits Ruggs again, this time for a 74-yard TD.
  • With that TD toss Tua passed both Greg McElroy and Jay Barker on Bama's all-time yardage list through the air.
  • With Chris Allen in as a rabbit rusher on third down, Trevon Diggs picks off a pass at the 9.
  • With his second TD catch Ruggs is now second all time to Amari Cooper in career TD receptions. He passed teammate Jerry Jeudy. 
  • Kendall Randolph checked in as an extra TE wearing no. 85.
  • At the end of the first quarter Bama is driving and up 14-0.
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  • 2nd Quarter
  • Tua hit Najee Harris for a 5-yard TD to make it 21-0. 11 play, 91-yard 5 minute drive.With Reichard's third PAT the Tide is up 21-0 with 14:17 to go in the half.
  • Joseph Bulovas will handle Bama's fourth kickoff and it's a touchback.
  • Redshirt sophomore Phidarian Mathis is in for Raekwon Davis at RDE.
  • Redshirt junior Ben Davis is still a starter on Bama's punt return unit.
  • Jerry Jeudy is now tied with Ruggs for 2nd all time after a 17-yard scoring strike from Tua. Bulovas hits the PAT to make it 28-0 with 10:55 to go in the half. Drive was 4 plays, 56 yards in 1:51. It's not a good day to be a punter for the home team.
  • Sophomore Josh Jobe is in at RCB for Alabama. He already has a tackle.
  • Jaylen Moody is in for Shane Lee at MLB.
  • Tua is the first in Alabama history to have consecutive games of 4 or more TD passes.
  • Radio and TV reports say freshman PK Will Reichard will not return due to a lower extremity injury.
  • Skyler DeLong punted (Bama's first) for 36 yards.
  • No word yet on why Jobe has replaced Shyheim Carter. Maybe a precaution.
  • As info, junior Terrell Lewis is  not in uniform today.
  • Freshman d-lineman DJ Dale has been helped to the locker room.
  • USM scores on a 4-yard Abraham pass to De'Michael Harris. With 62 seconds left in the half its Bama 28, USM 7. 
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  • Bama Central sends our thoughts and prayers to the family of Bama legend Tommy Brooker, who passed away Friday Evening.

Third Quarter

  • Bama wastes no time on it's opending drive of the second half. Tua has his 5th TD pass of the day again to Jeudy for 20 yards capping a 77-yard drive. Bama leads 35-7 with 13:12 left in the third.
  • Following a second quarter personal foul late hit on Josh Jobe, Shyheim Carter is back in the secondary for Bama.
  • Mathis has replaced Dale (who seemed to roll an ankle) at nose guard.
  • Battle recovered a fumble forced by Mathis. Bama takes over at it's own 32.
  • Contemporary Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman is on the Alabama sidelines today His daughter is a UA student.
  • The "Slade Cat" made an appearance as Bolden pitched to Najee Harris for a 17-yard gain with Bolden at QB.
  • After DeVonta Smith drew a PI penalty, Brian Robinson powered in from the 6 and Bulovas boots it to 42-7 with 5:43 to go in the 3rd. 68-yard drive. 
  • DJ Dale has reportedly left the stadium to have his ankle examined and will not be back today.
  • Senior Tevita Musika in at nose guard for Alabama.
  • Mack Jones has replaced Tua at quarterback with under three minutes left in the third.
  • RS Fr Emill Ekiyor in at RG.
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Fourth Quarter

  • Freshman Darian Dalcourt and senior Matt Womack in at C and LG.
  • Najee Harris has 110 yards on 14 carries. He's Bama's first 100-yard rusher since Damien Harris vs LSU last season.
  • Fr Jahleel Billingsley and John Metchie in for Bama. Bolden at WR.
  • Jr Scott Lashley and R-Fr Tommy Brown are in at OT's. 
  • Sop;h Ale Kaho and R-Fr Christian Barmore are in on defense.
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Christopher  Walsh
Christopher Walsh

Editor

Who's in at nose tackle with Dale out?