Top-ranked Alabama gets a shutout against the Golden Flashes

TUSCALOOSA, AL (AP) - Win the game. Leave the game injury free. The first goal was accomplished Saturday afternoon, and top-ranked Alabama beat Kent State 48-0 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Running back Damien Harris injured his ankle during the first drive of the game and didn't return. The Crimson Tide didn't need his services Saturday. Alabama racked up 502 yards of total offense, holding their opponent to just 106 yards, and five first downs.

A number of players saw action including Joshua Jacobs who rushed for 97 yards and his first two touchdowns of his Alabama career.

"We'd like to develop the habit of being a complete team," Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban said during his postgame press conference. "To go in and play down in and down out, with some kind of consistency. Not make mental errors that will contribute to the other team, make them beat you physically. That was the goal we had today, and for whomever played."

Alabama will host Kentucky for Homecoming Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 PM CT.

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