Crimson Tide rolls over USC behind freshman quarterback in season opener

Arlington, TX. (al.com) - Meet Jalen Hurts.

A summer of speculation over the intriguing freshman quarterback ended with breakout performance unlike anything seen in Nick Saban's Alabama tenure.

That, with a smothering defensive night sent the No. 1 Crimson Tide past a flustered USC, 52-6. The defending national champions scored 38 straight after a rocky start in a familiar building.

The third AT&T Stadium win in the last 363 days saw the first true freshman quarterback appearance in Saban's 10 Alabama seasons. His 6-for-11 night included 118 passing yards and two long touchdown throws.

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