Boxscore
Alabama 27, Penn State 11
Saturday, September 10, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Beaver Stadium
Attendance - 107846

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Alabama 7 10 3 7 27
Penn State 3 0 0 8 11

Recap


AJ McCarron solidified his standing as Alabama’s starting quarterback Saturday, guiding the second-ranked Crimson Tide to a 27-11 victory at No. 20 Penn State.
 
McCarron, who split time with Phillip Sims in last week’s season-opening victory over Kent State, completed 19-of-31 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. Trent Richardson added 111 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and the Crimson Tide defense shut down Penn State’s running game.
 
The Nittany Lions (1-1) rushed for 107 yards, one week after rushing for 245 yards against Indiana State.
 
McCarron gave Alabama (2-0) a 7-3 lead with 25 seconds left in the first quarter, finding Michael Williams for a 5-yard touchdown. Richardson scored with 35 seconds left in the first half, capping a 10-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run as Alabama led 17-3 at halftime.
 
Richardson added a 13-yard touchdown run with 6:14 to play. Jeremy Shelley kicked two field goals for Alabama. All five Alabama scoring drives were 50 yards or more, and four were 10 plays or more.
 
Penn State’s quarterback picture also cleared somewhat. Rob Bolden started, completing 11-of-29 passes for 144 yards. Matthew McGloin completed just 1-of-10 passes for 0 yards.
 
Evan Lewis kicked a 43-yard field goal with 7:34 left in the first quarter for the Nittany Lions. Silas Redd scored on a 1-yard run.
 
Alabama plays host to North Texas next Saturday before opening SEC play at home against No. 14 Arkansas on Sept. 24. Penn State travels to Temple next Saturday.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:34
Penn State   FG  Penn State 3 - Alabama 0
1st Quarter - 0:25
Alabama   TD  Penn State 3 - Alabama 7
2nd Quarter - 10:08
Alabama   FG  Penn State 3 - Alabama 10
2nd Quarter - 0:35
Alabama   TD  Penn State 3 - Alabama 17
3rd Quarter - 4:50
Alabama   FG  Penn State 3 - Alabama 20
4th Quarter - 6:14
Alabama   TD  Penn State 3 - Alabama 27
4th Quarter - 1:53
Penn State   TD  Penn State 11 - Alabama 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  Alabama Penn State
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Alabama Penn State
Score 27 11
First Downs 19 16
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-17
47%
8-for-17
47%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 359 251
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-196 30-107
Average/Rush 4.8 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 19-31 12-39
Passing Yards 163 144
Average/Pass Play 5.3 3.7
Penalties-Yards 3-35 3-25
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 34:05 25:55

PLAYER STATS

Alabama (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. McCarron 19/31 163 1 0
Penn State (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Bolden 11/29 144 0 1
M. McGloin 1/10 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Richardson 26 111 4.3 2
E. Lacy 11 85 7.7 0
A. McCarron 2 4 2.0 0
B. Smelley 1 1 1.0 0
M. Maze 1 -5 -5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Redd 22 65 3.0 1
R. Bolden 4 25 6.2 0
B. Beachum 3 13 4.3 0
D. Smith 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Maze 4 42 10.5 0
M. Williams 3 34 11.3 1
K. Norwood 3 25 8.3 0
T. Richardson 4 19 4.8 0
B. Smelley 2 18 9.0 0
K. Bell 1 14 14.0 0
E. Lacy 1 6 6.0 0
B. Gibson 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Moye 3 51 17.0 0
J. Brown 3 40 13.3 0
S. Kersey 1 26 26.0 0
A. Robinson 1 12 12.0 0
A. Szczerba 1 9 9.0 0
J. Suhey 1 4 4.0 0
S. Redd 2 2 1.0 0
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