Alabama rolls on, crushes Florida Atlantic 40-7

8:03 PM, Sep 22, 2012   |    comments
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Tuscaloosa, AL -- AJ McCarron spearheaded another dominant Alabama performance, throwing three touchdown passes as the top-ranked Crimson Tide pounded the Florida Atlantic Owls, 40-7, on Saturday.

McCarron finished with 212 yards on 15-of-25 efficiency for Alabama (4-0).

The Crimson Tide produced points on each of their first seven drives while limiting the Owls (1-3) to six first downs and 110 yards of total offense.

Florida Atlantic quarterback Graham Wilbert attempted only 13 passes, completing seven of them for 34 yards. He threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Alex Deleon to spoil Alabama's bid for a third consecutive shutout with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Crimson Tide started fast as McCarron and Kenny Bell hooked up for an 85- yard touchdown on the third play of the game.

DeAndrew White then caught a 4-yard touchdown pass before Cade Foster drilled a 52-yard field goal 11 seconds into the second quarter.

Jeremy Shelley connected on a pair of field goals and Christion Jones caught a 4-yard TD pass to give Alabama a commanding 30-0 halftime lead.

A 46-yard Foster field goal accounted for all the scoring in the third quarter. Kenyan Drake added an 8-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Game Notes

Eddie Lacy rushed for 106 yards on 15 carries for Alabama ... The Crimson Tide racked up 503 yards on offense and were 7-of-14 on third down.

 

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