Alabama vs. Miami notes: Bryce Young stars in Tide's dominant win
Blake Lovell • 9/4/2021 in Football
Here are some notes from Alabama's dominant 44-13 victory against Miami in Week 1.
- Bryce Young picked up where Mac Jones left out last season under center. Young went 27 of 38 for 344 yards and four touchdowns, which included a 94-yard TD pass to wide receiver Jameson Williams to all but clinch the game for Alabama early in the third quarter. Young's performance likely makes him the early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
"I thought Bryce did really, really well," Saban said after the game via The Associated Press. "The poise he played with, the command he had. He kind of took what the defense gave him and really directed the offense in a positive way.
"He did a great job of getting the ball to the right guy at the right time in the right place."
- Speaking of pass-catchers, Young spread the wealth. Williams finished with four receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown, John Metchie III caught an early touchdown en route to posting six receptions for 76 yards, and tight end Cameron Latu had three catches for two touchdowns.
- The Crimson Tide offense was efficient on third down, converting 10 of its 16 attempts.
- Alabama nearly doubled Miami in total yardage, posting 501 total yards to the Hurricanes' 266 total yards.
- On defense, Nick Saban's squad forced three turnovers, including two interceptions of Miami quarterback D'Eriq King.