Alabama’s season recap

semerson@macon.comDecember 1, 2012 

Alabama 41, Michigan 14

The showdown between top-10 teams (Michigan was preseason No. 8) never materialized. Alabama raced to a 31-0 lead before halftime and then took the foot off the break.

Alabama 35, Western Kentucky 0

In their first home game, the Crimson Tide forced four turnovers, although the offensive line yielded six sacks to the Hilltoppers.

Alabama 52, Arkansas 0

Eddie Lacy ran for three touchdowns, and Alabama held the formerly high-scoring Arkansas offense to just 137 total yards, sacking quarterback Tyler Wilson four times.

Alabama 40, Florida Atlantic 7

Once again the Crimson Tide rolled to a huge lead, 30-0 at halftime, with the Owls scoring a late touchdown to avoid the shutout. Lacy ran for 106 yards, a season-high.

Alabama 33, Mississippi 14

This one was notable for Alabama trailing for the first time this season -- for all of 15 seconds in the second quarter. Receiver Amari Cooper led the way with eight catches, two of them touchdowns.

Alabama 42, Missouri 10

Lacy and T.J. Yeldon combined for 321 rushing yards and five touchdowns as the Crimson Tide rolled. Alabama outgained Missouri 533-129.

Alabama 44, Tennessee 10

A.J. McCarron passed for a career-high 306 yards and four touchdowns, and Alabama outgained Tennessee 539-282.

Alabama 38, Mississippi State 7

Mississippi entered the game unbeaten, but Alabama scored touchdowns on its first three drives, and the Bulldogs didn’t score until late in the game.

Alabama 21, LSU 17

In a game it looked set to lose, the Crimson Tide got the ball back with 1:34 left, and 43 seconds later T.J. Yeldon scored from 28 yards on a swing pass from McCarron. LSU actually outgained Alabama, 435-331, behind former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s 298 yards.

Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel had his Heisman moment, racking up 343 total yards. The Aggies raced to a 20-0 lead, the Crimson Tide answered with 17 straight, and then the Aggies answered back behind Manziel.

Alabama 49, Western Carolina 0

The Crimson Tide took out their frustration on an FCS team, jumping out to a 42-0 halftime lead behind three Lacy touchdown runs

Alabama 49, Auburn 0

The Iron Bowl was a rout from the start, with Alabama winning by the same score as the previous week, and also leading 42-0 at halftime. Lacy ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns before being pulled.

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