A career day from junior running back Najee Harris along with a standout defensive performance led No. 5 Alabama to a dominant 38-7 road win against Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday. The Crimson Tide moves to 9-1 on the year with a 6-1 record in Southeastern Conference play, while the Bulldogs drop to 4-6 overall and 2-5 in SEC competition.


On offense, Harris continued his impressive stretch with another career day, totaling four touchdowns, all of which came in the first half. Harris recorded three of his four scores in the first quarter alone, making him the first Alabama running back to score three touchdowns in the first quarter of a single game. The Antioch, Calif., native totaled 88 rushing yards on 17 carries to go along with three rushing touchdowns, while also catching three passes for 51 yards and one touchdown. Junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went 14-of-18 for 256 yards and two scores before exiting in the second quarter. Junior wide receiver Jerry Jeudy led the way among Tide wideouts with seven catches for 114 yards.