COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Derrick Henry has broken free for a few long touchdown runs already this season, but none required any open-field moves on his part.

Until Saturday.

Henry, a junior, scored on a 55-yard run in the first quarter, making a defender miss in the process, during the Crimson Tide's 41-23 win over Texas A&M.

In Alabama's season opener against Wisconsin, Henry broke into the open field on a 56-yard run touchdown, his season long. He also burst up the middle for a 37-yard score in that game.

Against the Aggies, Henry carried the ball 32 times for 236 yards -- both career highs -- to go along with two touchdowns. Through seven games, Henry has now rushed for 901 yards and 12 touchdowns on 152 carries (5.93 yards per carry).

Before Saturday, Alabama had not had a 200-yard rusher in a game since former running back Trent Richardson's 203-yard performance on 27 carries against Auburn in 2011.

After the first quarter, Henry had 153 yards and a score on just nine carries, which increased to 159 yards and two touchdowns just one play into the second quarter, thanks to a 6-yard run into the end zone.

Alabama led 21-3 after Henry's second touchdown, and 28-13 at halftime. Henry had 178 yards on 15 carries at the intermission.