Watch Derrick Henry Make a Texas A&M Defender Miss on Long TD Run [VIDEO]
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Derrick Henry has broken free for a few long touchdown runs already this season, but none required any open-field moves on his part.
Henry, a junior, scored on a 55-yard run in the first quarter, making a defender miss in the process, during the Crimson Tide's 41-23 win over Texas A&M.
The touchdown, Henry's 11th of the season, put Alabama up 14-0 with 5:26 left in the first quarter. Last week against Arkansas, Henry scored in his 11th straight game, breaking former quarterback Terry Davis' school record for most consecutive games with at least one touchdown.
In Alabama's season opener against Wisconsin, Henry broke into the open field on a 56-yard run touchdown, his season long. He also burst up the middle for a 37-yard score in that game.
Against the Aggies, Henry carried the ball 32 times for 236 yards -- both career highs -- to go along with two touchdowns. Through seven games, Henry has now rushed for 901 yards and 12 touchdowns on 152 carries (5.93 yards per carry).
Before Saturday, Alabama had not had a 200-yard rusher in a game since former running back Trent Richardson's 203-yard performance on 27 carries against Auburn in 2011.
After the first quarter, Henry had 153 yards and a score on just nine carries, which increased to 159 yards and two touchdowns just one play into the second quarter, thanks to a 6-yard run into the end zone.
Alabama led 21-3 after Henry's second touchdown, and 28-13 at halftime. Henry had 178 yards on 15 carries at the intermission.