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UA running back sets single season TD record

Marvin Gentry- USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield and Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott can just keep their pants on.

Alabama running back Derrick Henry has this year’s Heisman Trophy by the neck and did not let up against Charleston Southern. The junior accounted for two touchdowns.

Henry’s two scores against the Buccaneers tie him with former Crimson Tide back Trent Richardson for most in a season (21).

Both of his scores came in the first quarter on runs of 17 and two yards, giving Alabama a 14-0 advantage. He averaged 7.6 yards per carry, totaling 68 rushing yards on nine carries.

Henry and Alabama improved to 10-1 after its 56-6 win over the Buccaneers. It will face the Auburn Tigers next week.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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