No. 10 Alabama narrowly beats USF 17-3 in a late-game surge

No. 10 Alabama defeated USF 17-3 in a game marked by changing weather conditions.

Tyler Buchner, a transfer from Notre Dame, started as quarterback, but struggled, completing only 5 of 14 passes for 34 yards.

Redshirt freshman Ty Simpson replaced Buchner before halftime.

The Alabama defense effectively contained the USF offense, allowing only a field goal.

Simpson faced constant pressure and was sacked five times but led Alabama to its first touchdown in the 3rd quarter.

He sealed the game with a quarterback sneak for Alabama's second touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Alabama still has issues to address beyond the quarterback position.

They face No. 17 Ole Miss in a highly anticipated matchup at Bryant-Denny Stadium next week.