TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trent Richardson ran for 144 yards in
place of injured Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, leading No. 1
Alabama to a 24-3 win over No. 18 Penn State on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (2-0) hardly slowed down without Ingram, and a
young defense forced Rob Bolden and the Nittany Lions (1-1) into
several turnovers to end promising drives.
It was the first time Penn State was held without a touchdown
since a 13-3 loss at Wisconsin in 2006. The shutout lasted until
the final 10 minutes.
With Ingram sidelined for the second straight game with a knee
injury, Richardson pulled a pretty good imitation. He plowed
through and sidestepped tackles and scored on a short touchdown
run. He also had four catches for 46 yards.
Alabama QB Greg McElroy completed 16 of 24 passes for 229 yards
and two touchdowns.
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