Alabama dominates USC in opening weekend of College Football, 52-6

Written by Cain Hernandez, Staff Writer

In the highly anticipated matchup between two of the best college football programs in history, the Crimson Tide of Alabama destroyed the USC Trojans by a score of 52 – 6.

Nick Saban, Alabama head coach, had the Crimson Tide firing on all cylinders on Saturday. Freshman quarterback, Jalen Hurts, went 6 for 11 with two touchdowns and  one interception. The first touchdown pass by the Tide opened up the flood-gates floodgates and drowned USC.

Red-shirt Redshirt Jjunior Max Browne got his first start in the cardinal and gold after sitting behind Cody Kessler for his first three years at USC. He went 14 for 29 with only 101 yards and an interception.

Alabama’s defense, coordinated by Jeremy Pruitt, put together a spectacular game-plan against the Trojans. The Crimson Tide’s defense held USC to only 64 yards rushing and 130 yards passing. There was nowhere to go for the Trojans who had consecutive three and outs on offense.

The Trojans defense held its own for the first half, allowing just 10 points, but Alabama handed USC their first opening day loss in 16 years.

Up next for the Trojans is Utah State at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, while the Crimson Tide face Western Kentucky down south in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.