Alabama now leads Florida State 10-7 near the end of the third quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, freshman Dylan Moses caused Keith Gavin to fumble, and Keith Holcombe recovered at the FSU 11. The play set up a 25-yard field goal from Pappanastos to put Alabama up 13-7 with 1:54 left in the third quarter. He was carted off to the locker room praying during the fourth quarter of the game and was seen with crutches and a knee brace on his left leg.
"We'll get the diagnosis, and I love him, and we'll figure out what we've got to do from here".
"As the game went on, I feel like we wore them down and were able to execute the way we wanted to". While Saturday night proved to be an up-and-down performance for the sophomore, Hurts did enough to help Alabama begin the season 1-0. Cosentino attempted nine passes last season. With Payne taking a starring role, Alabama allowed just 40 rushing yards (on 27 carries) to the Seminoles Saturday night.
In their first game without former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, now Florida Atlantic's head coach, the Tide had fewer than 300 yards of total offense and passed for only 96.
It is the nature of the sport for the quarterbacks to get the majority of the attention, but for all the time the media spent on Francois and Alabama's fellow super sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts prior to (and during) the game, it was the Tide's duo of versatile defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and run-stuffing defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne who easily made the biggest splashes from an National Football League draft perspective.
Harris broke free for a 34-yard carry on the game's first play from scrimmage to the Florida State 41-yard line, but the Tide came away empty on their opening possession when Pappanastos missed a 42-yard field-goal try.
Even after the loss, the Seminoles can certainly climb back into the CFP race, depending on Francois' health. 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.
Florida State took its second drive 90 yards on 11 plays and grabbed a 7-3 lead on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Francois to Auden Tate at the 13:41 mark of the second quarter. 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 flawless strike from Hurts.
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Wells and fellow receiver Tyrie Cleveland were charged with criminal mischief in 2016 for firing BB guns inside a residence hall. Of the suspended players, only Callaway, Scarlett and Davis were expected to be significant contributors this season.
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But, Corker quickly managed to get himself out of Trump's good graces, publicly condemning him on issues like Russian Federation . Bob Corker (R-TN), responding to the Tennessee lawmaker's recent public critique of the administration.
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The 2016 CONCACAF Player of the Year lifted his head and found Ureña sprinting in between defenders Tim Ream and Geoff Cameron . From a USA perspective, there was an overall lack of sharpness at both ends of the field.
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Hope came highly-recommended from the Caribbean - although an average of 18.61 prior to this Test is hardly a ringing endorsement. Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite (95) shared a stand of 144 after they had put on 246 in the first innings, when Brathwaite made 134.