No. 1 Alabama shuts out Kent State

No. 1 Alabama shuts out Kent State

No. 1 Alabama shuts out Kent State

It equaled the hottest Alabama football game on record, 96 degrees and barely a breeze - except on the scoreboard.

The Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in one of the college football games on Saturday, September 24, 2016 start time at 12:00 PM ET, at Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Four quarterbacks saw action. Barnett found tight end O.J. Howard for a 34-yard score in the second quarter to make it 34-0.

Backup quarterback George Bollas was initially given a touchdown on a fourth-quarter run toward the goal line, but was ruled down at the 1 after a review. "Maybe there were some others that we wish we had gotten in there, but we played a lot".

It was a solid all-around win for Saban against his alma mater, enabling him to empty his bench in the second half and move toward next Saturday's SEC matchup against Kentucky without suffering any further concerning injuries.

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Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough also was injured late in the first quarter but was able to limp off the field under his own power. He passed for 164 yards and completed 16-of-24 passes. Blake Barnett was the quarterback for the majority of the second quarter.

My reactions to the first quarter of this game was a slew of comic book type sounds, oomph, pow, crunch, ka-pow. Jacobs finished with 97 rushing yards on 11 carries.

Xavian Marks had the final touchdown of the first half on a 75-yard punt return. Hurts also ran for a touchdown on a gain of 20. However, Harris only has a sprained ankle and is "day-to-day", coach Nick Saban said.

With this in mind, here's a look at how to watch Alabama vs. Kent State on Saturday afternoon.

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