Alabama vs. Kansas State score: live updates, college football scores, Sugar Bowl 2022 coverage, highlights

At the end of the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, the no. 9 Kansas State, no. 5 lead 10-7 against Alabama. The Wildcats have already erased the 100-yard plateau against the Crimson Tides defense, breaking off an 88-yard touchdown run by Deuce Van.

Kansas State moved the ball 172 yards against Alabama’s defense and 9.1 yards per play. The Wildcats could have been more if quarterback Will Howard hadn’t been hit on a blocked throw by Alabama. Three different Kansas State receivers have multiple receptions.

Alabama was able to get down the field behind a stunning pair of throws from quarterback Bryce Young on third downs, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Bond. The Crimson Tide is minus-6 yards rushing against a Big 12 front. Running backs Jahmir Gibbs and Jace McClellan have combined for five yards on five carries.

Alabama and Kansas State have never played against each other on the gridiron. The Tide last played in the Sugar Bowl as a non-CFP game in 2014 when they lost to Trevor Knight’s Oklahoma team. This is the first time Kansas State has played in the Sugar Bowl. For live updates, analysis and highlights of the game, keep it locked right here on CBS Sports.

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