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NCAA Game Summary - Chattanooga at Alabama



(Saturday, November 23rd)

Final Score: (1) Alabama 49, Chattanooga 0

Tuscaloosa, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alabama was not caught looking ahead to next week's showdown at Auburn.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide thrashed FCS foe Chattanooga, 49-0, on Saturday.

AJ McCarron threw two touchdown passes on his way to becoming Alabama's winningest quarterback. He earned his 36th win, breaking a tie with Jay Barker.

McCarron had 171 yards on 13-of-16 passing before he was removed after leading the Crimson Tide (11-0) on a touchdown drive to begin the third quarter.

"We came out and handled business like we were supposed to," McCarron said.

Kenyan Drake had 77 yards on 11 carries and was one of four players to score a rushing touchdown.

The Crimson Tide and Tigers will clash in the Iron Bowl on Nov. 30, with the winner clinching the SEC Western Division title.

The Alabama defense suffocated Chattanooga, holding the Mocs (8-4) to 175 total yards and eight first downs.

"I thought our guys played hard," said Chattanooga head coach Russ Huesman. "You play a great football team. You feel disappointed in losing a game, but Alabama has done that to a lot of people this year, last year and the previous year."

Terrell Robinson completed 10-of-15 passes for 82 yards with one interception.

The Mocs went three-and-out to begin the game, but Christion Jones fumbled on the punt return, giving the ball back at the Alabama 34. Chattanooga went for it on fourth down from the 29 and Trey DePriest picked off Robinson's pass.

Alabama reached the end zone on its first possession, as Kevin Norwood's 50- yard reception set up Drake's 13-yard TD run.

The Crimson Tide scored three second-quarter touchdowns to go into halftime up 28-0.

Derrick Henry rushed in from five yards out, Jones returned a punt 75 yards to the end zone, atoning for his earlier gaffe, and McCarron hit Norwood for a 28-yard strike.

McCarron then hooked up with Amari Cooper for a 38-yard TD in the third, and Chris Black rumbled 31 yards for a touchdown on the next Alabama drive.

Dee Hart added a 6-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Game Notes

Alabama won its 15th straight game and improved to 12-0 all-time against Chattanooga ... Henry had 66 yards on six carries.

11/23 18:24:19 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR