The Alabama offense was a machine against Auburn and the major reason for that was the play of quarterback AJ McCarron. McCarron threw for 216 yards and four touchdowns in a little over two quarters. McCarron now sits in second place in school history in career touchdown passes, trailing only John Parker Wilson.
The only thing I could possibly think to give thumbs down to was whoever decided to remix The Beatles song “Come Together”. It was one of the many songs that played over the loudspeakers before the game, and it made me cringe. Remixing anything Beatles is sacrilege and should be banned. Other than that, it was a perfect day if you’re an Alabama fan.
By the Numbers
4 — The number of shutouts the Alabama defense has posted this season. It is the most shutouts in a single season since 1979.
7 — The number of consecutive possessions Alabama scored touchdowns on to start the game. The Tide scored touchdowns on all six first-half possessions and then scored again on their first possession of the second half before sitting the starters.
42 — The number of points Alabama scored in the first half. It is the most ever points scored in the first half of an Iron Bowl. It was also the second straight game Alabama put up 42 points in the first half. It was also Alabama’s 42nd win in the Iron Bowl against 34 losses and one tie.
44 — The number of touchdown passes AJ McCarron has thrown in his career, good for second place on the all-time Alabama list. McCarron trails only John Parker Wilson’s 47 career touchdown passes.
1,001 — The number of rushing yards Eddie Lacy now has on the season. It is the 16th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history.
1 — Kickers in college football who have been perfect on extra points. The distinction goes to Jeremy Shelley who is currently 60-for-60 on PATs and is also 10-for-10 on field goals.
2 — Alabama Iron Bowl victories in Tuscaloosa.