Alabama plugged and chugged its way down the field as soon as it got the ball.

Seven of the Crimson Tide’s nine opening-drive plays were rushes. Running back Damien Harris capped off the series with a 1-yard run, sparking Alabama’s 24-0 victory Saturday against Mississippi State in Bryant Denny Stadium.

Then, when the Crimson Tide’s offense returned to the field, it did the same thing. This time, nine of its 13 plays were rushes. Running back Josh Jacobs ended up with a 1-yard run to score at the end of the possession.

Alabama had 89 rushing yards in those drives alone.

“At that point, we dominated them I feel like,” UA offensive lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. said. “We were doing what we wanted to do – running the ball, throwing the ball, moving down the field.”

But then the Crimson Tide’s engine slowed and sputtered.

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