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COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 1 Alabama and Missouri had to sit through a 30-minute lightning delay in their Saturday afternoon showdown in Columbia, but the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) had already pulled away at that point and cruised to a 42-10 win over the Tigers.
By the time the weather delay took effect, the Tide had already rallied off four touchdowns – two from Eddie Lacy and two more from T.J. Yeldon – and held a 28-0 lead over Missouri (3-4, 0-4). The pair of running backs combined for a prolific 320 yards and five scores on the afternoon as Alabama recorded another runaway victory to stay perfect on the season.
The rain did not make things easy for either team on Saturday, but the Tide defense made things even more difficult for Mizzou. The Tigers managed only 152 total yards on the day, 126 of which came from the arm of backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser. The freshman QB, playing in place of James Franklin, was intercepted twice for the game.
AJ McCarron turned in a typically effective day for Alabama, completing 76 percent of his passes and avoiding any interceptions.
Passing – Corbin Berkstresser, 12-for-29, 126 yards, 2 INT
Rushing – Kendial Lawrence, 10 car, 37 yards
Receiving – L’Damian Washington, 4 rec, 72 yards
Passing – AJ McCarron, 16-for-21, 171 yards
Rushing – Eddie Lacy, 18 car, 176 yards, 3 TD
Receiving – Kenny Bell, 2 rec, 46 yards
· Blowout wins have become a regular occurrence for Alabama. After Saturday, 16 of the Tide’s last 19 wins have been by 21 points or more.
· Alabama has led or been tied entering halftime in their last 26 games, dating back to Oct. 9, 2010.
· Missouri is now 1-13 all-time when facing the No. 1-ranked team in the country.