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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Top-ranked Alabama took to the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon and cruised to a 45-3 win over visiting Georgia State. Quarterback AJ McCarron only played one half for the Crimson Tide, but he tossed four touchdowns to spark Alabama’s dominating victory.
McCarron came out of the gate on fire for Bama (5-0), completing his first 12 passes of the game before finally throwing an incompletion in the second quarter. That first incompletion would also prove to be his last, though, as he rounded out the afternoon 15-for-16 for 166 yards to go along with his four touchdowns tosses. The senior signal-caller spread the ball around to his weapons, hitting four different receivers on his four scores.
Alabama’s defense was equally impressive, limiting Georgia State (0-5) to just 174 total yards on the afternoon. The Tide completely shut down the Panthers’ run game, allowing a stingy 14 yards on the ground on 22 attempts (0.6 yards per carry).
On the other side of the football, Alabama had no trouble churning out yards on the ground. TJ Yeldon did not carry a heavy load in the blowout win, but still went for 51 yards and a touchdown on the ground for Bama.
Passing – AJ McCarron, 15-for-16, 166 yards, 4 TD
Rushing – TJ Yeldon, 6 car, 51 yards, TD
Receiving – Chris Black, 6 rec, 54 yards, TD
Passing – Ronnie Bell, 12-for-21, 160 yards
Rushing – Travis Evans, 14 car, 19 yards
Receiving – Albert Wilson, 4 rec, 60 yards
• This was only the second meeting between Alabama and Georgia State. The first matchup came in 2010, when Alabama ran off with a 63-7 victory.
• Alabama entered the day with the third-longest win streak in the FBS at eight games and extended that streak to nine games with the triumph. The only teams with longer streaks intact entering the day were Ohio State (17) and Stanford (12).
• Since 2008, Alabama is now 44-0 when winning the turnover battle.
• The Tide has been dominant in the month of October, now standing at 18-1 in the month over the past five seasons.