The 49-9 win was the most lopsided in the series since 2016 when the Tide ripped through State with a 51-3 victory. The win also means that Nick Saban hasn’t eaten a loss to the Bulldogs since his first year on the job in 2007. The 14-game win streak for the Tide over State is the third-longest in program history. They are one more win from tying the run they went on from 1981-1995, and the loftiest mark is a 22-year run from 1958-1979.
Bryce Young looked crisp in his second-straight road start. Young threw for four touchdowns and 348 yards and didn’t throw any interceptions. His touchdowns went to four different receivers: Brian Robinson, Jameson Williams, John Metchie, and Traseshon Holden. Metchie led the night with 117 yards on seven catches.
It was a pretty pedestrian day for the Tide on the ground. They ran for 195 yards but needed 41 carries to get there. They left the game without a single 100-yard rusher.
Will Rogers had a miserable game. He threw for 300 yards and completed 64 percent of his passes. But Rogers failed to score a single touchdown, and threw three interceptions. Jordan Battle picked him off twice — and scored on a pick-six — and Josh Jobe came away with the other.
State’s leading rusher was Dillon Johnson, who ran for only 24 yards.