Boxscore
Alabama 41, Michigan 14
Saturday, September 1, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Cowboys Stadium
Attendance - 90413

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan 0 7 7 0 14
Alabama 21 10 3 7 41

Recap


Alabama 41, Michigan 14: A.J. McCarron threw a pair of touchdown passes, freshman T.J. Yeldon rushed for 111 yards and scored a touchdown and No. 2 Alabama turned in one of its trademark dominant defensive efforts to pummel No. 8 Michigan at Cowboys Stadium.

Alabama rolled to a 31-0 lead, scoring on four straight offensive possessions and adding a defensive score after being forced to punt on its opening series. 

The Crimson Tide battered Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson and held him to 200 passing yards and 27 rushing yards. C.J. Mosley picked off a Robinson pass in the second quarter and took it 16 yards for a touchdown, injuring the star quarterback's shoulder as he tried to make a tackle. 

Alabama held the Wolverines to 268 total yards, marking the 41st time in 68 games under coach Nick Saban that the Crimson Tide have allowed 300 yards or fewer. 

Alabama rolled up 231 rushing yards, with Yeldon leading the way on 11 carries. McCarron completed 11-of-21 passes for 199 yards and did not throw an interception.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Michigan's season high for points allowed last season was 34 against Ohio State. … The Wolverines' streaks of 12 straight regular-season non-conference wins and 13 straight September wins came to an end. … The Wolverines were without top RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, who was suspended after pleading guilty Tuesday to a DUI charge. … Michigan dropped to 24-10-1 against current SEC teams. … Alabama has won 11 straight season openers. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:56
Alabama   TD  Alabama 7 - Michigan 0
1st Quarter - 4:59
Alabama   TD  Alabama 14 - Michigan 0
1st Quarter - 1:24
Alabama   TD  Alabama 21 - Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 9:53
Alabama   FG  Alabama 24 - Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 4:31
Alabama   TD  Alabama 31 - Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 2:20
Michigan   TD  Alabama 31 - Michigan 7
3rd Quarter - 2:34
Alabama   FG  Alabama 34 - Michigan 7
3rd Quarter - 0:14
Michigan   TD  Alabama 34 - Michigan 14
4th Quarter - 5:32
Alabama   TD  Alabama 41 - Michigan 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan Alabama
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan Alabama
Score 14 41
First Downs 11 20
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-12
25%
3-for-10
30%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 269 431
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-69 42-232
Average/Rush 2.4 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 11-27 11-21
Passing Yards 200 199
Average/Pass Play 7.1 8.7
Penalties-Yards 8-99 7-55
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 28:34 31:26

PLAYER STATS

Michigan (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Robinson 11/26 200 1 2
R. Bellomy 0/1 0 0 1
Alabama (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. McCarron 11/21 199 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Smith 13 33 2.5 0
D. Robinson 10 27 2.7 1
T. Rawls 6 9 1.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Yeldon 11 111 10.1 1
J. Fowler 8 67 8.4 0
E. Lacy 9 35 3.9 1
D. Hart 9 19 2.1 0
K. Drake 1 2 2.0 0
A. McCarron 4 -2 -0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Gallon 4 107 26.8 0
D. Gardner 1 44 44.0 1
D. Dileo 1 20 20.0 0
R. Roundtree 2 12 6.0 0
V. Smith 2 11 5.5 0
M. Kwiatkowski 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Norwood 3 53 17.7 0
D. White 1 51 51.0 1
K. Bell 2 26 13.0 0
T. Yeldon 1 26 26.0 0
K. Johnson 1 16 16.0 0
A. Cooper 1 15 15.0 0
E. Lacy 1 10 10.0 0
M. Williams 1 2 2.0 1
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