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No. 4 Alabama shuts out Western Carolina 49-0; Stats

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Nick Saban and Alabama handled their business against Western Carolina on Saturday. (abc3340.com) Nick Saban and Alabama handled their business against Western Carolina on Saturday. (abc3340.com)
AJ McCarron threw his 21st touchdown pass of the year against Western Carolina, setting a new single-season record at Alabama. (abc3340.com) AJ McCarron threw his 21st touchdown pass of the year against Western Carolina, setting a new single-season record at Alabama. (abc3340.com)
Alabama receiver Christion Jones hauls in a touchdown pass from AJ McCarron on Saturday against the Catamounts. (abc3340.com) Alabama receiver Christion Jones hauls in a touchdown pass from AJ McCarron on Saturday against the Catamounts. (abc3340.com)
Defensive back Deion Belue scoops up a Western Carolina fumble before returning it 57 yards for a touchdown. (abc3340.com) Defensive back Deion Belue scoops up a Western Carolina fumble before returning it 57 yards for a touchdown. (abc3340.com)

No. 4 Alabama rebounded from the loss to Texas A&M by shutting out Western Carolina 49-0 at home on Saturday.

Eddie Lacy scored three touchdowns in the win, finishing the day with 99 yards rushing on 10 carries.

AJ McCarron completed all six passes thrown, ending with 133 yards through the air, including a 29-yard touchdown throw to Christion Jones.

The offense totaled 460 yards against the Catamounts.

The Crimson Tide defense pitched a shutout after limiting Western Carolina to 160 total yards of offense, and scored a touchdown on a 57-yard fumble return by Deion Belue.

Alabama will not turn their attention to the Iron Bowl as they prepare to host an Auburn Tigers team in the midst of one of their worst seasons in school history. The Tigers have only two wins this season, but will likely pick up their third victory after their game against Alabama A&M on Saturday.

The Iron Bowl will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised by CBS.

Team Stat Comparison

 WCUALA
1st Downs 8 22
Total Yards 163 460
Passing 93 160
Rushing 70 300
Penalties 8-49 1-15
3rd Down Conversions 2-11 6-9
4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0
Turnovers 1 1
Possession 31:35 28:25

Passing Leaders

 
Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sullivan 4/12 63 5.3 0 0
 
AlabamaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCarron 6/6 133 22.2 1 0

Rushing Leaders

 
Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sullivan 4 28 7.0 0 15
Vaughn 3 16 5.3 0 11
 
AlabamaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lacy 10 99 9.9 3 21
Sims 8 70 8.8 1 23

Receiving Leaders

 
Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
James 1 30 30.0 0 30
Brown 1 28 28.0 0 28
 
AlabamaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper 2 50 25.0 0 36
Bell 1 34 34.0 0 34
C. Jones 1 29 29.0 1 29

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUALA
TD 12:06 Eddie Lacy 7 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 7
TD 07:58 T.J. Yeldon 3 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 14
TD 04:10 Eddie Lacy 7 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 21
SECOND QUARTERWCUALA
TD 08:15 Christion Jones 29 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 28
TD 03:02 Eddie Lacy 3 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 35
TD 00:14 Deion Belue 57 Yd Fumble Return (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 42
THIRD QUARTERWCUALA
TD 07:15 Blake Sims 5 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 0 49
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