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No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Florida State

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Florida State met in their season opener on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) hits
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Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) hits Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State tight end Ryan Izzo (81) runs
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Florida State tight end Ryan Izzo (81) runs into Alabama defensive back Hootie Jones (6) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State running back Cam Akers (3) runs
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Florida State running back Cam Akers (3) runs against Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) makes the
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Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) makes the catch ahead of Florida State defensive back Hamsah Nasirildeen (23) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State running back Cam Akers (3) runs
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Florida State running back Cam Akers (3) runs near Alabama defensive back Ronnie Harrison (15) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) works
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Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) works against Alabama running back DeSherrius Flowers (28) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta. Pass interference was called against Flowers.

Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) celebrates
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Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) celebrates sacking Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) with during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans (32) picks up a
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Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans (32) picks up a blocked field goal attempt against Florida State during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Nyqwan Murray (8) misses
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Florida State wide receiver Nyqwan Murray (8) misses a catch in the end zone against Alabama defensive back Tony Brown (2) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs against Florida
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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs against Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State tight end Ryan Izzo (81) runs
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Florida State tight end Ryan Izzo (81) runs against Alabama during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) makes
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Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) makes a touchdown catch against Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) makes
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Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) makes a touchdown catch against Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) makes
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Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) makes the catch against Alabama defensive back Anthony Averett (28) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks with Alabama
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks with Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) after a Alabama touchdown against Florida State during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) makes a
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Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) makes a touchdown catch against Florida State defensive back Tarvarus McFadden (4) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) celebrates
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Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate (18) celebrates his touchdown with Florida State offensive lineman Rick Leonard (76) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Alabama, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Nyqwan Murray (8) misses
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Florida State wide receiver Nyqwan Murray (8) misses the catch against Alabama defensive back Anthony Averett (28) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) is tackled
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Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) is tackled by Florida State defensive back Tarvarus McFadden (4) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State wide receiver Keith Gavin (89) runs
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Florida State wide receiver Keith Gavin (89) runs against Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton (20) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

during the first half of an NCAA football
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during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos reacts to a missed
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Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos reacts to a missed field goal against Florida State during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher watches play
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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher watches play against Alabama during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban walk the sidelines
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban walk the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA football game against Florida State, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama running back Damien Harris (34) runs against
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Alabama running back Damien Harris (34) runs against Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) makes the
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Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) makes the catch ahead of Florida State defensive back Tarvarus McFadden (4) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) falls over
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Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) falls over Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton (20) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up wearing
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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up wearing armbands stating "Pray for Houston," before the first half of an NCAA football game between Alabama and Florida State, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

The Alabama Crimson Tide take the field against
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The Alabama Crimson Tide take the field against the Florida State Seminoles prior to their game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

TV analyst Lee Corso attends the game between
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TV analyst Lee Corso attends the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

The Alabama Crimson Tide take the field against
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The Alabama Crimson Tide take the field against the Florida State Seminoles prior to their game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, left, speaks
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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, left, speaks with Alabama head coach Nick Saban before the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Bo Scarbrough #9 and Jalen Hurts #2 of
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Bo Scarbrough #9 and Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warm up prior to their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

The Florida State Seminoles huddle prior to their
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The Florida State Seminoles huddle prior to their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State
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Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles looks on during warm ups prior to their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston attends the
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston attends the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles
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Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up prior to their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

Derwin James #3 of the Florida State Seminoles
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Derwin James #3 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up prior to their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

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