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No. 1 Alabama smothers No. 3 Florida State 24-7

Alabama running back Damien Harris (34) blocks a punt by Florida State place kicker Logan Tyler (21) during the second half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, in Atlanta.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Alabama defense turned in a dominating performance, the Florida State special teams endured a terrible night, and one of the most anticipated opening games in college football history went to the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
Damien Harris ran for a touchdown and blocked a punt, and Jalen Hurts chipped in with a scoring pass on a night that basically required the sophomore quarterback to make no major mistakes, leading Alabama to a 24-7 beatdown of No. 3 Florida State on Saturday at Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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