The first time Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts touched the football in college, he botched a zone-read play and lost a fumble. What would have rattled most true freshman quarterbacks was a blip to Hurts, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for two in that 52-6 rout of USC in Week 1.

When Hurts lost a fumble that Ole Miss returned for a touchdown in Week 3, Alabama stared at a 24-3 deficit on the road (tied for its largest hole in Nick Saban's 10 years). Hurts regrouped for a three-play, 50-yard scoring drive in 37 seconds and finished with 146 rushing yards as the Crimson Tide rallied for a 48-43 victory.

Put aside for a moment the big plays Hurts makes with his feet and arm for No. 1 Alabama (7-0). What stands out the most are the plays the 18-year-old doesn't make very often -- the mistakes.

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