Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made his collegiate debut on Saturday and threw a touchdown pass in the Crimson Tide’s 41-10 win over Fresno State.
Tagovailoa, a Saint Louis alumnus and the reigning Honolulu Star-Advertiser offensive player of the year, finished 6-for-9 for 64 yards with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs III in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
Tagovailoa took the field for the first time in the second quarter and was sacked on first down. He threw an incomplete pass on third down as Alabama went three-and-out.
Tagovailoa is No. 2 on the depth chart behind starter Jalen Hurts, who finished 14-for-18 for 128 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
Tagovailoa had three carries for 8 yards.