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Alabama destroys 14th ranked Miami in season opener

The Alabama Crimson Tide are starting off yet another season with a huge week one win.

Any questions that anyone had before the game are now answered. Alabama is just as good, if not better this year than 2020 (so far).

Bryce Young at quarterback had an impressive game against the 14th ranked Miami Hurricanes.

In just the first half, Young completed 19 of his 27 passes which included three touchdowns. Young’s performance put Bama up 27-3 ending any possible comeback effort for the Canes early.

John Metchie, III had the best output of any receiver in the first half as predicted, with five receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Cameron Latu was the true story line of the first half having two catches for two touchdowns. However, Latu had 34 yards with those two catches as well. Meaning he didn’t just catch a one-yard slant pass for both scores, but made great plays on both scores.

Brian Robinson, Jr., as no surprise, was the leading rusher in half one with 10 runs for 53 yards. This obviously creates a 5.3 yard average in half one, which is impressive against the Miami defense.

In the second half, Trey Sanders had an impressive touchdown run to put the Tide up 41-3 early in the third quarter.

Sanders who was relatively unknown coming into the season showed his athleticism by bouncing a run outside for a 20-yard touchdown.

While Bama did look like a dominant force, Miami also showed their true colors by playing a game that would only be able to beat a mid-tier SEC team.

The Tide looked faster, stronger, more athletic and more prepared than the Hurricanes in this matchup.

This is a credit to Saban’s recruiting and development. The “process” is working to perfection for Saban’s squad.

Bryce Young finished the whipping of the Miami Hurricanes with 27 completions on 38 attempts for 344 yards and four touchdowns.

This was a truly impressive outing for Young who looks ready to be a true leader on and off the field for the Crimson Tide.

While the second and third string definitely got some work, Metchie still managed to rack up 76 receiving yards in the game.

However, Jameson Williams really impressed tonight with nine catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Robinson still finished the game as the leading rusher for 60 yards really showing Alabama’s continuation of committing to the passing game.

Alabama’s starters didn’t quite get the numbers they normally would in the second half because of the large margin of victory.

That is why we listed so much of the first half stats, because that is when the starters really had to be rolling.

The Crimson Tide ended up defeating the Canes 44-13 in a no-contest game.

Miami was a good team, but Alabama was elite this game, causing the Hurricanes to look like they were on the same status as a Bishop Sycamore.

Check back tomorrow for full post-game coverage and analysis on the game.

Hayden Crigler is a contributing college football and college basketball writer for Yellowhammer News. You can contact him through email: hayden@yellowhammernews.com or on Twitter: @hayden_crigler.