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

AJ McCarron threw his 21st touchdown pass of the year against Western Carolina, setting a new single-season record at Alabama. (

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 Downs822Total Yards163460Passing93160Rushing70300Penalties8-491-153rd Down Conversions2-116-94th Down Conversions0-10-0Turnovers11Possession31:3528:25Passing Leaders {} Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT Sullivan4/12635.300 {} AlabamaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT McCarron6/613322.210Rushing Leaders {} Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG Sullivan4287.0015Vaughn3165.3011 {} AlabamaCARYDSAVGTDLG Lacy10999.9321Sims8708.8123Receiving Leaders {} Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG James13030.0030Brown12828.0028 {} AlabamaRECYDSAVGTDLG Cooper25025.0036Bell13434.0034C. Jones12929.0129Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERWCUALA TD12:06Eddie Lacy 7 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 07TD07:58T.J. Yeldon 3 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 014TD04:10Eddie Lacy 7 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 021 SECOND QUARTERWCUALA TD08:15Christion Jones 29 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 028TD03:02Eddie Lacy 3 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 035TD00:14Deion Belue 57 Yd Fumble Return (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 042 THIRD QUARTERWCUALA TD07:15Blake Sims 5 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 049