Bryce Young broke impressive Alabama football record vs. New Mexico State

Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)
Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports) /

Bryce Young accomplished something no other Alabama football star had ever done before him.

In Saturday’s blowout of New Mexico State, Alabama football star Bryce Young accomplished something no other player in Crimson Tide history had ever done before.

Young completed his first 13 passes vs. the Aggies. He had no issues carving up the New Mexico State defense in the early-afternoon window Saturday. As long as the Crimson Tide keep winning, Young not only will guide Alabama back into the College Football Playoff, but he could be the first quarterback in school history to ever win the Heisman Trophy. Just let that sink in for a minute.

Young completed 21-of-23 passes for 270 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions before giving way to his backup Paul Tyson.

Bryce Young did something no other Alabama football star ever did before

Alabama will improve to 9-1 on the year with two more SEC West games left on the schedule. While New Mexico State was a cakewalk, Arkansas at home next week won’t be and neither will arch rival Auburn on the road Thanksgiving weekend. Alabama has to win both games to not only get to Atlanta, but to keep the College Football Playoff dream alive before having to play Georgia.

All the while, it has been impressive to see Young grow with each start. Not only is this his first season as the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback, but he had to learn an entirely new offensive system with Bill O’Brien taking over for Steve Sarkisian at offensive coordinator. Despite having to make a few adjustments, it is a guarantee at this point Young will be a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Look for Young to build on Saturday’s breezy performance over New Mexico State to help get the Crimson Tide back to Atlanta.

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