NCAA Football: Southern Mississippi at Alabama

Sep 25, 2021; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) breaks free for a touchdown against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby-USA TODAY Sports

Jameson Williams returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, leading top-ranked Alabama to a 63-14 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Williams opened the game with a 100-yard return, then broke free for an 83-yard touchdown return early in the fourth quarter. He added an 81-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Bryce Young completed 20 of 22 passes for 313 yards, with five touchdowns and an interception. Tight end Cameron Latu caught two touchdown passes and running backs Roydell Williams and Jase McClellan combined for 207 rushing yards for Alabama (4-0).

The Crimson Tide gained 608 yards of total offense.

On his first return TD, Jameson Williams caught the ball at the goal line, broke two tackles, zoomed past the Golden Eagles kicker and finished by getting to the sideline and into the end zone untouched.

Just over five minutes later, the Crimson Tide finished off a 60-yard drive with Young's pinpoint 16-yard toss for an over-the-shoulder catch by Jahleel Billingsley in the end zone for a score.

Young connected with Latu for the Tide's third touchdown of the opening quarter and a 21-0 lead.

Roydell Williams set up his one-yard touchdown run with a 55-yard rush on which he was tackled just short of the pylon on the last play of the first quarter. He gave Alabama a 28-0 lead at the 14:26 mark of the second quarter.

Young hit Jameson Williams with 12:36 left in the second, making it 35-0.

It was 42-7 at halftime, with Young completing 12 of 13 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns to that point.

The Tide have an eight-game winning streak against the Golden Eagles and have won 14 of the last 15 meetings.

Southern Miss (1-3) got two touchdown passes from quarterback Ty Keyes, with those caught by Chandler Pittman and DeMarcus Jones.

Alabama tied an NCAA record with 30 or more points in 31 straight games, which is the longest current streak of its kind in the FBS. It shares the mark with Central Florida, which had 31 from 2017-2019.

--Field Level Media

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