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Colorado State falls to No. 1 Alabama 41-23

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Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 41-23 victory Saturday night over Colorado State.
  
The Crimson Tide (3-0) dominated early and emphatically answered a comeback attempt before outlasting the Rams (2-2).
  
Hurts delivered his best all-around game of the season. He ran for a 27-yard touchdown and hit on a career-long 78-yard scoring pass to Calvin Ridley and a 52-yarder to Robert Foster.
  
Hurts completed 12 of 17 passes and mixed in 11 carries before leaving late in the third quarter. It was his second straight 100-plus yard rushing performance.
  
The Tide needed just 10 minutes and a few big plays from Hurts to race to a 17-0 lead. The first-quarter stats were utterly one-sided, with Alabama outgaining Colorado State 216-11.
  
The rest of the game was more competitive in Alabama's second straight matchup against a team from the Mountain West Conference.
  
Colorado State, which had two fourth-quarter touchdowns, cut it to 17-10 briefly. Then Foster caught a pass on the left sideline and sprinted toward the middle before making his way to the end zone. It was his first touchdown catch since 2015.
  
Colorado State had two promising second-half drives end with interceptions.
  
THE TAKEAWAY
  
Colorado State: The four-touchdown underdogs didn't wilt under the early onslaught. Nick Stevens completed 21 of 38 passes for 247 yards. He passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third.
  
Alabama: It wasn't a typical Bama defensive performance. The Tide allowed 391 yards and 10 of 17 third-down conversions after giving up 17 points combined in the first two games. Bo Scarbrough ran for 66 yards and his first touchdown of the season. Damien Harris added 53 yards and a score.
  
CALVIN'S CATCHES
  
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. He also went over 2,000 yards in his career. He had three catches for 92 yards, all in the first half.
  
UP NEXT
  
Colorado State: off next weekend before traveling to Hawaii.
  
Alabama:  visits Vanderbilt in its Southeastern Conference opener and first game in an opponent's stadium.

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