The Crimson Tide has now scored on its first offensive drive in nine of 10 games this season. Running back Damien Harris ran the ball in from a yard out, putting Alabama on the board less than 5 minutes into its game against Mississippi State. It took nine plays and 73 yards for UA to score.
The team was on an eight-game run but didn’t score until its second series against LSU last weekend.
Prior to Saturday’s matchup, Alabama had won 23 consecutive games when its first drive is capped off with a touchdown. Last time it immediately put up points and then ultimately lost was the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
UA had a 14-0 lead over MSU after the first quarter. The Bulldogs only allowed nine touchdowns in nine games before facing the Crimson Tide. Then, Mississippi State gave up two to Alabama within the first 15 minutes.