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Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Alabama routs Mercer

(TSX / STATS) -- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Top-ranked Alabama easily took care of business in its Iron Bowl tune-up Saturday morning, dominating Mercer 56-0 on Senior Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Jalen Hurts completed all seven of his pass attempts for 180 yards and three touchdowns, leaving the game in the second quarter because of the big early lead. The Crimson Tide (11-0) led 35-0 at halftime against the FCS member Bears.

Calvin Ridley caught three passes for a 103 yards and a touchdown for Alabama. Bo Scarbrough led a deep, balanced running game with five rushes for 54 yards.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: K. Riley2030
Passing TDs: K. Riley13
Rushing Yards: T. Mitchell626
Rushing TDs: T. Mitchell7
Receiving Yards: M. Irvin536
Receiving TDs: C. Curtis4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 vs. Jacksonville W 48 - 7
9/9 vs. Wofford L 27 - 28
9/16 at 15 Auburn L 10 - 24
9/23 at ETSU L 23 - 26
9/30 vs. VMI W 49 - 14
10/7 at Citadel W 24 - 14
10/14 vs. Chattanooga W 30 - 10
10/21 at Furman L 21 - 28
11/4 vs. Samford L 3 - 20
11/11 at Western Carolina W 35 - 33
11/18 at 1 Alabama L 0 - 56
Southern
  Conference Overall
8 Wofford 7-1 9-2
14 Samford 6-2 8-3
22 Furman 6-2 7-4
Western Carolina 5-3 7-5
Mercer 4-4 5-6
Citadel 3-5 5-6
Chattanooga 3-5 3-8
ETSU 2-6 4-7
Virginia Military 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3656 (77)
Passing Yards: 2079 (77)
Rushing Yards: 1577 (65)
Points per game: 24.5 (60)
Yards per game: 332.4 (80)
Touchdowns: 35 (52)
Field Goals: 7 (99)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4203 (79)
Passing Yards: 2563 (89)
Rushing Yards: 1640 (62)
Points per game: 23.6 (43)
Yards per game: 382.1 (75)
Touchdowns: 33 (62)
Field Goals: 7 (28)
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