(Orlando, FL) - Tua Tagovailoa started under center and dazzled as top-ranked Alabama clobbered Louisville 51-14 at the Camping World Kickoff in Orlando.
Tagovailoa completed 12-of-16 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a third for the defending National Champions.
Josh Jacobs returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown and Shyheim Carter took an interception 45 yards to the house for the Tide in the season open victory.
FINAL.— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) September 2, 2018
Defensive leaders: P.J. Mbanasor, 9 tackles; G.G. Robinson, 1 sack
Offensive leaders: Jawon Pass, 20-39, 252yds, 2 TDs; Kemari Averett, 4 catches, 30 yds, 2 TDs pic.twitter.com/GkXcBNwOt4
The Cardinals trailed 28-0 at the half and had just 16 rushing yards on 26 carries as a team.
Jawon Pass found Kemari Averett for a pair of second half touchdowns in defeat.
Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino says Jawon Pass played well early on but the Alabama defense made things difficult as the game progressed.
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