Jalen Hurts had one of the biggest games of his Alabama career _ in the first half.

The Alabama freshman passed for 244 yards and rushed for 89 yards before halftime Saturday against Mississippi State when the Crimson Tide raced to a 30-0 lead. The 333 total yards was already his personal best.

Hurts also accounted for three touchdowns.

That included a 4-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley and a 67-yarder to ArDarius Stewart on a jet sweep. Hurts also ran for a touchdown and set up a field goal with a 60-yard scamper down the left sideline.

The TD run was Hurts’ 11th of the season, more than any other Alabama quarterback produced under coach Nick Saban in their career.

Hurts did throw an interception for the fifth straight game.

His career high in passing is 287 yards against Western Kentucky.  He hadn't topped 200 passing yards in any of Alabama's last three games.

Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald came in with 927 total yards in the past two games. He totalled 81 yards in the first half.