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No.1 Alabama Rolls Past Western Kentucky 35-0.

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0  Updated at 4:45 pm, September 8th, 2012 By: ABC Digital

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, AL) — A.J. McCarron threw for 219 yards and four touchdowns as the top-ranked Crimson Tide (2-0) crushed the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 35-0, Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The four touchdowns matched a career-high for the junior signal-caller.

Receivers Christion Jones and Kevin Norwood had two touchdown receptions a piece.

Alabama scored its first touchdown less than two minutes into the game, its quickest touchdown produced to start a game in two years.  They scored 1:19 into a game against Duke in 2010.

Western Kentucky (1-1) were 40-point underdogs in this game. 

Hilltoppers quarterback Kawaun Jakes was 20-31, for 178 yards and an interception.

Alabama outgained Western Kentucky 328-224. The Tide ran for 103 yards, but limited the Hilltoppers to 28 rushes for 46 yards.

The Crimson Tide will face No. 8 Arkansas next Saturday.

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