Damien Harris Talks About Alabama’s Success Running the Ball
The Alabama offense found its groove last weekend against Tennessee and rolled up more than 400 yards on the ground in the 49-10 victory.
The 438 yards was the most against Tennessee in 30 years, and Alabama did it behind the three-headed monster of quarterback Jalen Hurts and running backs Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris.
Harris, the Crimson Tide's leading rusher on the season, came up just six yards short of making it three 100-yard rushers in the game. The sophomore credited the team's success to the way it practiced last week.
"We just wanted to establish the running game early," Harris said. "We worked on that all week in practice. We were trying to see how well we could run the ball."
Head coach Nick Saban emphasizes playing with consistency to his players every week and that begins with preparation.
"When we don't have good weeks of practice, he let's us know that can affect the outcome of the game. And he really making sure that we have a great week of practice and preparation and we try to carry that over to the game."
The Crimson Tide will look to keep the momentum on Saturday against Texas A&M.