No. 13 Alabama still a force, routs No. 8 Georgia 38-10

Marlon Humphrey
Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) celebrates with Geno Matias-Smith (24) and Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) after intercepting pass in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. Alabama won 38-10. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Jake Coker ran the offense to perfection, the defense turned in a dominating performance, and No. 13 Alabama even got a touchdown from its special teams Saturday in a 38-10 rout of No. 8 Georgia that re-established the Crimson Tide as a force in the national race.

Alabama (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern) jumped ahead 24-3 at halftime and iced the victory on Georgia’s first offensive play of the second half. Eddie Jackson intercepted a pass from the Bulldogs’ second quarterback, Brice Ramsey, and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown.

Coker, with an assist from Lane Kiffin’s play-calling, completed 11 of 16 for 190 yards, passed for one touchdown, and ran for another. Derrick Henry rushed for 148 yards and scored on a 30-yard run that put Alabama ahead to stay midway through the second quarter.

Georgia (4-1, 2-1) yanked starting quarterback Greyson Lambert late in the first half, but it didn’t matter.

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