Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

What we Learned from #1 Alabama's 59-0 Win over Vanderbilt

What we Learned from #1 Alabama's 59-0 Win over Vanderbilt

The ball kicks off at 3:30 PM EST in Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee. You can stream the game live right here on CBSSports.com and watch it live on the CBS Sports App, too. Through three games, Ridley is seventh in the SEC with 219 receiving yards but should be in position to build off that against two of the larger corners in the conference in Vandy's Tre Herndon Joejuan Williams. The Tide has 59-19-4 all-time series advantage and has won the last 21 encounters dating back to 1985.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts went 8 for 15 for 74 yards through the air, and added on 26 rushing yards for the Tide. As a natural dual-threat quarterback with instinctive running ability, Hurts now ranks fourth in the SEC with 312 rushing yards and ranks first in the conference averaging 8.67 yards per carry. It would not have been possible for the Crimson Tide to play much better. Scott so far has punted 11 times and placed eight kicks.

Alabama dominated the first half in Nashville, and lead Vanderbilt 31-0 at halftime.


Quarterback Kyle Shurmur finished with 205 yards on 14-23 passing and no interceptions in last week's win.

Despite being 3-0, an Alabama team from which everyone expects perfection has experienced its share of doubters early this season even though it's beaten all of its opponents by 18 points or more. With Alabama controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football this was an easy win for them.

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