After suffering a disappointing loss to LSU in Week 11, the Alabama Crimson Tide came into this week determined to punish Mississippi State. Fittingly, running back Najee Harris took out his frustrations quickly on the Bulldogs’ defense.
Alabama’s offense moved down the field quickly on its opening drive. After quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy moved the ball into the red zone with a 37-yard play, the Crimson Tide put the ball in Harris’ hands and he quickly found the end zone.
After being pushed around by Alabama’s offense, Ole Miss needed time for its defense to regroup. Instead, quarterback Tommy Stevens threw an interception on the first play and put the ball right back in Tagovailoa’s hands.
A tired Bulldogs’ defense took the field and immediately made a mistake. Harris came out of the backfield and found open space on his route, leading to an easy throw for Tagovailoa on the 19-yard touchdown strike.
Harris came alive against LSU in Week 11 with a jaw-dropping performance as a multi-purpose weapon. He is already off to a roaring start on Saturday and it’s still very early in the day.