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No. 1 Alabama rolls Kent State 48-0, loses Harris to injury

Alabama didn't miss a beat after tailback Damien Harris went down a couple of minutes into the game.

The youngsters made sure of it.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed the opening drive with a 20-yard touchdown run and fellow freshman Joshua Jacobs scored his first two career touchdowns in the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 48-0 win Saturday over Kent State.

The Tide (4-0) dominated coach Nick Saban's alma mater from the start while scoring on a kickoff return and even a short touchdown throw to linebacker/short-yardage blocker Mack Wilson — yet another freshman. The only bad news for Alabama was Harris sprained his right ankle on the opening drive and didn't...