The Crimson Tide's defense took over from there, intercepting Francois' passes on each of the next two possessions to help them pull away.
The Tide defense strengthened throughout the game, as Florida State managed 108 first-quarter yards but only 77 in the second quarter and just 48 in the third. Despite starting at the Alabama 31-yard line, the Seminoles were not able to capitalize. A pass-interference penalty by Anthony Averett gave Florida State a first-and-10 at the Alabama 20-yard line with 20 seconds remaining in the half. On the FSU kick attempt, Minkah Fitzpatrick pushed through the Seminoles' line to block the attempt and keep the score locked at 10-7 heading into halftime.
While Alabama's offense struggled to finish for most of the first half, its defense came ready to play.
That's 14 potential points exclusively off special teams.
The difference in the game is right there.
Harris powered through the middle into the end zone on the next play, and a two-point-conversion pass from Jalen Hurts to Calvin Ridley gave the Crimson Tide a 21-7 with 1:41 remaining in the third. The Tide ran for 173 yards and a touchdown on 42 carries by comparison.
Angelo Mathews: Sri Lanka Looking to Sign off With a Win
Dhoni has done the same in the third and fourth match and it is telling that he has remained unbeaten in all three occasions. Kohli praised the people and environment of Sri Lanka and said that they would definitely like to visit Sri Lanka again.
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Among the CDC's advice to pet owners is avoid keeping turtles or other reptiles in households with young children. No deaths have been reported from the outbreak, but 16 people have been hospitalized, according to the agency.
Hajj Pilgrimage Kicks Off In Saudi Arabia
This stunning photo show tens of thousands of Muslims at the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in MeccaWhat happens at Hajj? Have you read Trendiee Today? Saudi authorities say hosting and organising the haj is a sacred duty.
After racking up five Southeastern Conference championships, four Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game triumphs and a win in last December's Peach Bowl national semifinal during the past decade inside the Georgia Dome, Nick Saban's top-ranked Crimson Tide overwhelmed No. 3 Florida State 24-7 Saturday night inside the new and dazzling Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Houston native stated earlier this week that he would be playing for his hometown which was hit hard by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Hurts completed 10 of 18 passes for 96 yards, and he rushed 15 times for 55 yards.
Alabama returns to action Saturday, Sept. 9, with its home opener against Fresno State at Bryant-Denny Stadium. When not collapsing runs from the inside, the 6-foot-2, 309-pound Payne was hustling to the perimeter and downfield, making tackles in pursuit. Including a 53-yard touchdown in which he shook FSU true freshman cornerback Stanford Samuels III with a classic stutter step, before racing past him to haul in a ideal strike from Hurts.
True freshman QB James Blackman is expected to take over for Francois. The next two games should allow Hurts to develop more as a passer. After that, the Tide will host Colorado State on September 16.
Coming back as Alabama's leading receiver, Ridley was once again Hurts' favorite option. Calvin Ridley's big night helped him move to fifth all-time in career receiving yards at Alabama with 1,896 after amassing 82 yards on seven catches.
Ridley's 53-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter is the 15th of his career, moving him into a tie for fifth place all-time at Alabama with Joey Jones and Julio Jones.
The LPGA tournament victory snaps a three-year drought for Lewis, who hasn't claimed a LPGA tournament victory since 2014. Lewis, 32, has endured some frustration trying to collect her 12th LPGA title.
Gorka later told a reporter it was "disappointing" that the White House was saying he was sacked because "I resigned". McMaster, who appears to have strongly influenced Trump's new interventionist stance on Afghanistan.
You get an Echo Dot-like design with buttons on top as well as a strap to easily carry the TicHome Mini with you everywhere. The last announcement we have today about Google Assistant being embedded into a number of LG appliances later this year.
The smoke and stale air over the Bay Area also triggered a third consecutive Spare The Air day warning for the region. Riverside is expected to reach 108 while Lake Elsinore could hit 110 - both would tie record highs.
Better yet, Prime members will also get special savings and other in-store benefits in the future (specifics are TBA). Amazon has promised that Whole Foods prices will become cheaper for a deluge of everyday products starting Monday .
Davis said on Monday that this week's talks were all about "driving forward the technical discussions across all the issues". The UK isn't taking Brexit very seriously , according to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker .
Their statement says they absolutely do not accept terrorist attacks and they can not accept terrorist acts in the name of Islam. Advocates for the Rohingya suggest many more civilians have died in army attacks on villages, but they have not given a total.
With that, authorities are raising to 14 the death toll in the van attack in Barcelona's popular Las Ramblas boulevard. Six of them were killed by police and two were killed in an explosion in the terrorists' bomb factory In Alcanar.
Ontario gas prices headed for major spike in wake of Harvey
McTeague says with supply down, "there are very few refineries that make enough gasoline to supply markets south of the border". In Vancouver, McKnight predicted little change on the weekend but McTeague says he expects a five-cent jump on Saturday.
Myanmar army: Rakhine deaths reach 400
It triggered a fresh influx of refugees towards neighboring Bangladesh though the country sealed off its border for the refugees. It is the first time in Rakhine s bitter and bloody crisis that Hindus have fled - a sign violence is billowing out.
Cardinals trade Mike Leake to the Mariners
He has a $15 million salary this year and is owed $17 million next season, $16 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020. He has a mutual option for the 2022 season that includes a $5 million buyout if the team doesn't pick it up.
Spectacular Hope gives Windies historic win
This match alone will not save Test cricket from declining interest and its struggle for position against cricket's other formats. The Caribbean men produced a masterful run chase to beat the English men by five wickets in an exciting clash.
Defending women's champ Kerber out in 1st round at US Open
French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko downed Spain's Lara Arruaberrena 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in a match relocated from Court 17 to Ashe. Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem, who has never got past the fourth round, faces Australian wildcard Alex de Minaur.
Tropical Storm Irma could form soon off the East Coast
Again, heavy rounds of rain will be hitting the coast at these times, with occasional winds gusting over 40 miles per hour . If the system does acquire a name, the small craft advisory would be replaced with warnings of tropical storm hazards.