Bryce Young passed for five touchdowns and Jameson Williams caught three as second-ranked Alabama rolled to a 59-3 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon in nonconference action at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Brian Robinson Jr. rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries for the Crimson Tide (9-1). Young became the first Alabama quarterback to open a game with 13 straight completions and he finished 21 of 23 for 270 yards.
Williams had six receptions for 158 yards and had touchdowns of 50, 32 and 7 yards. He fell two yards shy of the career-best 160 he had against LSU last week.
Alabama outgained the Aggies 587 to 138 while notching its fourth consecutive victory. The Crimson Tide had a 247-9 edge in rushing yardage.
Jonah Johnson completed 19 of 30 passes for 129 yards for New Mexico State (1-9), which fell for the sixth straight game. The Aggies lost by 20 or more points for the fifth time this season.
New Mexico State’s lone points came on Ethan Albertson’s career-long 50-yard field goal with 5:35 left in the first quarter before Alabama ran off 59 unanswered points.
The Crimson Tide got on the scoreboard 44 seconds later when Young connected with Williams on a 50-yard scoring pass. Alabama made it 14-3 when Young hit Cameron Latu on a 12-yard touchdown throw with 14 seconds remaining in the quarter.
A blocked punt by Christian Leary set up the next Alabama score. Jaylen Moody recovered it and returned it 20 yards to the Aggies’ 4-yard line. Three plays later, Robinson scored from the 1 with 13:15 left in the half.
Young tossed a 32-yard scoring pass to Williams to make it 28-3 with 11:25 left. Just 3 1/2 minutes later, Robinson broke loose for a 63-yard touchdown run.
Young threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Williams with 5:28 left in the half and later connected with Jahleel Billingsley on a 5-yarder to make it 49-3 with 15 seconds left in the half.
Trey Sanders added a 5-yard scoring run in the opening minute of the final stanza and Jack Martin booted a 24-yard field goal.
–Field Level Media