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

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 TD13:18Kenny Bell 85 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 07TD06:12DeAndrew White 4 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 014 SECOND QUARTERFAUALA FG14:49Cade Foster 52 Yd 017FG11:15Jeremy Shelley 26 Yd 020FG06:06Jeremy Shelley 30 Yd 023TD00:08Christion Jones 4 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 030 THIRD QUARTERFAUALA FG08:26Cade Foster 46 Yd 033 FOURTH QUARTERFAUALA TD11:13Kenyan Drake 8 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 040TD02:49Alex Deleon 6 Yd Pass From Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson Kick) 740Team Stat Comparison {}FAUALA 1st Downs6253rd down efficiency1-127-144th down efficiency2-22-2Total Yards110503Passing34247Comp-Att7-1316-26Yards per pass2.18.8Rushing76256Rushing Attempts3247Yards per rush2.45.4Penalties4-303-21Turnovers01Fumbles lost01Interceptions thrown00Possession26:4733:13 Florida Atlantic Passing {}C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT G. Wilbert7/13342.610 Team7/13342.610 Alabama Passing {}C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT A. McCarron15/252128.530B. Sims1/13535.000 Team16/262479.530 Florida Atlantic Rushing {}CARYDSAVGTDLG J. Wallace12473.9020D. Fortner14392.806T. Jones133.003G. Wilbert5-13-2.604 Team32762.4020 Alabama Rushing {}CARYDSAVGTDLG E. Lacy151067.1015T. Yeldon10636.3015K. Drake5357.0115D. Hart4297.3011B. Howell4205.007A. McCarron231.5015B. Sims620.309P. Ely1-2-2.000 Team472565.4115 Florida Atlantic Receiving {}RECYDSAVGTDLG A. Deleon4246.0110N. Dorvilus263.007B. Hankerson144.004 Team7527.4110 Alabama Receiving {}RECYDSAVGTDLG K. Bell18585.0185A. Cooper46516.3023C. Jones13535.0035M. Williams4256.3014D. White4174.315B. Vogler11616.0016C. Jones144.014 Team1627517.2385 Florida Atlantic Kick Returns {}NOYDSAVGLG T. Jones23417.019D. Smith12222.022 Team35618.722 Alabama Kick Returns {}NOYDSAVGLG C. Jones22512.515 Team22512.515 Florida Atlantic Punt Returns {}NOYDSAVGLG Team000.00 Alabama Punt Returns {}NOYDSAVGLG C. Jones46115.331D. Hart22814.015 Team68914.831 Florida Atlantic Kicking {}FGPCTLONGXPPTS M. Anderson0/00.0--1/11V. Zaccario0/10.0--0/00S. Kelley0/10.0--0/00 Team0/10.0--1/11 Alabama Kicking {}FGPCTLONGXPPTS J. Shelley2/2100.0304/410C. Foster2/2100.0520/06 Team4/4100.0524/416 Florida Atlantic Punting {}TOTYDSAVGTB-20LG S. Kelley839549.40257 Team839549.40257 Alabama Punting {}TOTYDSAVGTB-20LG C. Mandell12929.00129 Team12929.00129