College football world reacts to Bryce Young’s amazing debut as Alabama blows out Miami

Oh, how familiar this storyline is to college football: The Alabama Crimson Tide continue to roll. And oh, now they’ve got a third straight stud at quarterback in Bryce Young.

Following in the footsteps of Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones, who put up historic numbers and had some of the most loaded receiving corps in NCAA history at their disposal, didn’t deter Young whatsoever. The true sophomore took the field in Saturday’s game against the 14th-ranked Miami Hurricanes and absolutely lit it up in a 44-13 win.

  • Bryce Young stats vs. Miami: 27-of-38 passing attempts (71%), 344 yards, 4 touchdowns, zero interceptions

As ESPN Stats & Info noted, Young made some Alabama history by throwing those four TDs:

It’s pretty incredible. Beyond Jones from last year’s national championship team, the Tide lost Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith. As good as he was, wideout Jaylen Waddle got drafted ahead of Smith in the top 10. Running back Najee Harris also got drafted in Round 1. He had 30 total touchdowns in his final season in Tuscaloosa.

Young could’ve easily crumbled under the weight of expectations. Heck, we saw another inexperienced signal-caller in Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud get rattled in the Buckeyes’ opener at Minnesota. Stroud overcame adversity and performed well to lead his team to victory.

Such difficulties never arose for Young. He was clearly the best QB on the field in the Alabama-Miami matchup, which is a high compliment, considering D’Eriq King is one of the premier field generals in the sport at the collegiate level.

Saving his best score for last, Young hung in the pocket from his own end zone, and launched a downfield throw to Jameson Williams for a 94-yard TD connection:

What’s perhaps most impressive about Young’s maiden start is that he’s a legitimate dual threat. His running ability is absolutely something defenses have to account for, yet he only really took off for one eight-yard gain. Otherwise, he used his mobility to set up chunk plays in the passing game.

Legendary Alabama head coach Nick Saban used to be unable to recruit top-flight QBs for whatever reason. In recent years, he’s modernized his offense, and it’s attracted the best talent in the country. Young is the latest addition, and he has the look of a legitimate superstar in the making.

Now, let’s dig into some of the best posts from social media about Young guiding the Crimson Tide to a blowout victory.

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