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Alabama demolishes Miami 44-13 in Week 1

The Tide covers the 19.5-point spread with ease.

NCAA Football: Alabama at Miami Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide entered Saturday’s Chik-Fil-A Kickoff game against the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes as 19.5-point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook and folks, they had no problem covering

Alabama (1-0) ended up routing the Canes 44-13 in Atlanta and it could’ve been worse. The defending national champions scored on each of their first five drives and were a dropped pass away from scoring on their sixth. Freshman quarterback Bryce Young looked poised and calm in his first start, finishing the game going 27-38 through the air for 344 yards and four touchdowns. He set a single-game school record for passing yards and touchdowns in a debut. Top wide receiver John Metchie III did most of his work in the first half, catching six passes for 76 yards, and a touchdown in the win.

Ohio State transfer receiver Jameson Williams introduced himself to the Crimson Tide nicely, catching four passes for 126 yards and a touchdown. Most of that came off this 94-yard bomb.

Meanwhile, Miami (0-1) had trouble developing much of anything on offense. The Hurricanes have produced only 266 yards of total offense on 4.3 yards per play. Starting quarterback D’Eriq King briefly entered the medical tent but came back into the game in the second quarter. He finished with 179 yards passing, one touchdown, and two interceptions.