3 thoughts as No. 1 Alabama rolls past CSU

DENVER Head coach Mike Bobo has a conversation with his team on the sidelines

DENVER Head coach Mike Bobo has a conversation with his team on the sidelines

For a quarter, it played like the 2016 crew that ranked among the program's best - allowing Colorado State just 11 yards and without a first down outside of a pass interference flag.

"I think it was huge, because they had gotten the momentum in the game", Tide coach Nick Saban said. For us to answer the bell and come back and score points on that drive was huge, especially going into the halftime.

Here are three thoughts on the game played at Bryant-Denny stadium.

Alabama was simply dynamic on its first two drives. The 65-yard return came 11 yards short of Alabama's first non-offensive touchdown of the season. That drive stalled short of the end zone, ending with a field goal. Meanwhile senior punter JK Scott missed his first try from distance, a 52-yard attempt with 12 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Rams got on the board early in the second quarter after kicker Wyatt Bryan connected on a 27-yard field goal to make it 17-3.

The start to the game was the nightmare Colorado State hoped to avoid, with Jalen Hurts hitting big plays with his legs and arm as the Tide rolled out to a 17-0 lead with 5:13 still remaining in the first quarter.

The rest of the game was much more competitive in Alabama's second straight matchup against a team from the Mountain West Conference.

"We weren't going to give (Colorado State) the ball back". "We started off slow - we forgot who we were playing - and we were on our heels, so that's something we have got to correct". Colorado State kept its passer relatively clean as the Tide were held without a sack while recording two quarterback hurries. The drive was set up by an interception from safety Ronnie Harrison. Alabama coach Nick Saban said Forristall is likely out for the year with an ACL injury.

Levi Wallace's diving breakup later in the third quarter was the thin margin between a 48-yard touchdown.

Alabama: It wasn't a typical Bama defensive performance.

"We didn't execute", Saban said. Bo Scarbrough ran for a nine-yard score and Damien Harris ran for a five-yard touchdown. "Did I want to do that? No". No", Saban said. "If you want to criticize me for it, fine. "We came here to do one thing and that was to win the ball game, but I'm proud of our effort and how hard they played".

Ridley moved into a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome for fourth on Alabama's career list with his 16th touchdown catch.

Special teams: B - Kicker Andy Pappanastos proved he could get it done from 40-plus yards with a career-high 46-yarder in the first quarter and a 43-yarder early in the fourth.

As Alabama stopped scoring, Colorado State started.

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