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By Tim Letcher
SEC Digital Network
The Alabama Crimson Tide used a strong defensive effort to beat Colorado State, 31-6 on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.
Colorado State managed only 284 total yards, and only 56 yards on the ground. The Rams were four-of-15 on third down conversions.
A.J. McCarron had another solid game for the Tide, passing for 258 yards and a touchdown.
This game was a matchup between Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his former offensive coordinator with the Tide, Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain.
Passing - Garrett Grayson, 24-38, 228 yards
Rushing - Chris Nwoke, 12 carries, 27 yards
Receiving - Joe Hansley, 6 receptions, 82 yards
Passing - A.J. McCarron, 20-26, 258 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing - T.J. Yeldon, 7 carries, 49 yards
Receiving - Christion Jones, 9 receptions, 90 yards
Since 2008, no team has more wins than Alabama's 64.
Alabama is now 28-3 against non-conference opponents under Nick Saban.
The Crimson Tide have now held opponents under 10 points 42 times under Saban.