Tide rolls early and often to 63-14 win over USM

Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 8:46 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WDAM) _ University of Alabama receiver/return man Jameson Williams had a perfect Saturday night as the top-ranked Crimson Tide retained its perfect record by swamping the University of Southern Mississippi, 63-14.

Williams touched the football three times, taking his lone reception 81 yards for a touchdown, and returned a pair of kickoffs for scores, including a 100-yard return to open the game. All told, Williams finished with 264 all-purpose yards.

USM quarterback Ty Keyes threw touchdown passes to Chandler Pittman (14 yards) and Demarcus Jones (11 yards) in his second career start. Keyes led all USM rushers, too, netting 41 yards on 12 carries.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young threw for 313 yards and five touchdown passes, giving him 16 scoring tosses on the season. Young also threw the first interception of his career, a pass that bounced out of his receiver’s hands and straight into the hands of USM cornerback Malik Shorts.

Alabama (4-0) scored a season-high number of points and piled up 606 yards total offense in handing USM (1-3) its second consecutive loss.

The Tide opened a 35-0 lead in the second quarter before USM could get on the board. The Golden Eagles managed 213 yards total offense.

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