The Crimson Tide Rolls In Happy Valley

By: AP
By: AP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A.J. McCarron was poised and efficient
in a rare trip into Big Ten country for No. 3 Alabama, throwing for
163 yards and a touchdown against No. 23 Penn State in a 27-11
victory on Saturday.

Alabama completed a sweep of the home-and-home series between
the two storied programs with a methodical and smothering
performance reminiscent of last year's 24-3 win in Tuscaloosa.

Both teams came into the second week of the season with
unsettled quarterback issues. At Alabama (2-0), those appear to be
settled.

McCarron was 19 for 31 with no turnovers and a 5-yard touchdown
pass through traffic to Michael Williams in the first quarter.

For Penn State, Nittany Lions (1-1) fans might be wondering if
either Robert Bolden or Matt McGloin are the answer. They combined
to go 12 for 39 for 144 yards.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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