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Jalen Milroe sets an Alabama football record in second career start

Jalen Milroe warms up ahead of Alabama vs. Middle Tennessee
John David Mercer - USA Today Sports

Jalen Milroe forced Nick Saban to play him against Middle Tennesee State, and it may have ended Alabama’s quarterback battle.

He put on a show for fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium, accounting for five touchdowns.

RELATED: Watch: Jalen Milroe tosses a 47-yard TD pass to Isaiah Bond versus MTSU

Milroe tied for fourth all-time in Crimson Tide history for total scores in a game. The native Texan also made history, becoming the first Tide signal-caller to have three touchdown passes and two rushing scores in a game. His three scoring tosses went to Isaiah Bond, Jermaine Burton, and Amari Niblack. Milroe wanted to prove he could handle the moment, and he did.

He gets a huge confidence boost going into next week.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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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