(TUSCALOOSA, AL) — AJ McCarron passed for three touchdowns and Eddie Lacy rushed for 106 yards and a score as the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide steamrolled Florida Atlantic 40-7.
McCarron threw an 85-yard touchdown strike to Kenny Bell on the game’s first drive and Alabama (4-0) never looked back.
Florida Atlantic (1-3) only had one first down through the first three quarters and was outgained by Alabama 503-110 in total yards.
Alabama was shooting for a third consecutive shutout for the first time since 1966, but didn’t get it when Florida Atlantic quarterback Graham Wilbert hit Alex Deleon for a six yard score with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Crimson Tide has beaten nine of its last 17 opponents by 30 points or more.
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Seth Fiegerman, CNN