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Alabama cruises past Florida Atlantic with over 500 yards of offense; Shutout spoiled

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Alabama rolled up 503 yards of total offense on their way to a 40-7 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

AJ McCarron roared out of the tunnel with an electrifying first-half performance that began when he connected on a 85-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Bell on the fourth timed play of the game.  He finished the half with 198 yards passing and three touchdowns. 

He played only one series in the second half.

Seven different receivers recorded a catch and three grabbed a team-high four receptions each.  Bell led the team in receiving yards in the game with his one catch.

Running back Eddie Lacy didn't record a carry in the second half but finished the game with 106 yards on 15 carries.  Freshman T.J. Yeldon carried the ball 10 times for 63 yards.

Kicker Cade Foster continues to impress, and today he redeemed a 52-yard miss at Arkansas.  In the second quarter, Foster made a 52-yarder, eclipsing his previous long of 51 yards.  He added a 46-yard field goal in the third quarter.  He is now 4-of-6 on the year with makes from 46, 51, 51 and 52 yards.

The defense held Florida Atlantic to 110 total yard of offense with 75 of those yards coming on the Owls final 15-play drive which ended with quarterback Graham Wilbert throwing a 6-yard touchdown to Alex Deleon.

Before the score, FAU's longest drive was 13 yards on five plays.

 

 

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAUALA
TD 13:18 Kenny Bell 85 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 7
TD 06:12 DeAndrew White 4 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 14
SECOND QUARTERFAUALA
FG 14:49 Cade Foster 52 Yd 0 17
FG 11:15 Jeremy Shelley 26 Yd 0 20
FG 06:06 Jeremy Shelley 30 Yd 0 23
TD 00:08 Christion Jones 4 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 30
THIRD QUARTERFAUALA
FG 08:26 Cade Foster 46 Yd 0 33
FOURTH QUARTERFAUALA
TD 11:13 Kenyan Drake 8 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 40
TD 02:49 Alex Deleon 6 Yd Pass From Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson Kick) 7 40

Team Stat Comparison

 FAUALA
1st Downs 6 25
3rd down efficiency
1-12 7-14
4th down efficiency
2-2 2-2
Total Yards 110 503
Passing 34 247
Comp-Att
7-13 16-26
Yards per pass
2.1 8.8
Rushing 76 256
Rushing Attempts
32 47
Yards per rush
2.4 5.4
Penalties 4-30 3-21
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles lost
0 1
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 26:47 33:13
Florida Atlantic Passing
 C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
G. Wilbert 7/13 34 2.6 1 0
Team7/13342.610
Alabama Passing
 C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
A. McCarron 15/25 212 8.5 3 0
B. Sims 1/1 35 35.0 0 0
Team16/262479.530
Florida Atlantic Rushing
 CARYDSAVGTDLG
J. Wallace 12 47 3.9 0 20
D. Fortner 14 39 2.8 0 6
T. Jones 1 3 3.0 0 3
G. Wilbert 5 -13 -2.6 0 4
Team32762.4020
Alabama Rushing
 CARYDSAVGTDLG
E. Lacy 15 106 7.1 0 15
T. Yeldon 10 63 6.3 0 15
K. Drake 5 35 7.0 1 15
D. Hart 4 29 7.3 0 11
B. Howell 4 20 5.0 0 7
A. McCarron 2 3 1.5 0 15
B. Sims 6 2 0.3 0 9
P. Ely 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Team472565.4115
Florida Atlantic Receiving
 RECYDSAVGTDLG
A. Deleon 4 24 6.0 1 10
N. Dorvilus 2 6 3.0 0 7
B. Hankerson 1 4 4.0 0 4
Team7527.4110
Alabama Receiving
 RECYDSAVGTDLG
K. Bell 1 85 85.0 1 85
A. Cooper 4 65 16.3 0 23
C. Jones 1 35 35.0 0 35
M. Williams 4 25 6.3 0 14
D. White 4 17 4.3 1 5
B. Vogler 1 16 16.0 0 16
C. Jones 1 4 4.0 1 4
Team1627517.2385
Florida Atlantic Kick Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
T. Jones 2 34 17.0 19
D. Smith 1 22 22.0 22
Team35618.722
Alabama Kick Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
C. Jones 2 25 12.5 15
Team22512.515
Florida Atlantic Punt Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
Team000.00
Alabama Punt Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
C. Jones 4 61 15.3 31
D. Hart 2 28 14.0 15
Team68914.831
Florida Atlantic Kicking
 FGPCTLONGXPPTS
M. Anderson 0/0 0.0 -- 1/1 1
V. Zaccario 0/1 0.0 -- 0/0 0
S. Kelley 0/1 0.0 -- 0/0 0
Team0/10.0--1/11
Alabama Kicking
 FGPCTLONGXPPTS
J. Shelley 2/2 100.0 30 4/4 10
C. Foster 2/2 100.0 52 0/0 6
Team4/4100.0524/416
Florida Atlantic Punting
 TOTYDSAVGTB-20LG
S. Kelley 8 395 49.4 0 2 57
Team839549.40257
Alabama Punting
 TOTYDSAVGTB-20LG
C. Mandell 1 29 29.0 0 1 29
Team12929.00129
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