Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception on Saturday, connecting six times for 178 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper
Alabama Football plays West Virginia in Atlanta, Ga.
OUTLOOK: After kicking on a limited basis in 2013, could take over the full-time role at place-kicker after the departure of Cade Foster ... played in eight career games, going 1 for 3 on field goals and 5 for 5 on extra points ... also has a career average of 63.2 yards on kickoffs with four touchbacks.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): Served as Alabama's backup place-kicker and backup punter ... saw action in eight games: Virginia Tech, Colorado State, Georgia State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Chattanooga and Auburn ... was a perfect 5 for 5 on extra-point tries and 1 for 3 on field-goal attempts, missing from 30 yards against Georgia State and splitting the uprights from 20 against Tennessee ... had his 57-yard attempt at Auburn that came up short returned 100 yards for a touchdown ... kicked off 14 times and averaged 63.2 yards, with four touchbacks.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was one of the nation's top incoming place-kickers ... ranked as the nation's No. 1 place-kicker by 247sports.com and Scout.com ... Rivals.com rated him as the No. 2 kicker nationally ... a consensus three-star recruit who combined a strong leg and accurate kicks ... also outstanding on kickoffs, averaging 68 yards per kick ... competed at the 2012 U.S. Semper Fidelis All-America Game for the East squad ... nailed a 32-yard field goal in overtime inside Atlanta's Georgia Dome to carry Calhoun to the Georgia AA State Championship over Buford in 2011 ... also connected from 46 yards in that state championship game ... long kick in 2011 was 52 yards ... 247sports.com's No. 49 player in Georgia ... ESPNU had him as the No. 7 place-kicker nationally and No. 303 overall in the Southeast ... hit on 9-of-14 field goals as a junior in 2010, including two from beyond 50 yards ... had 43 of his 56 kickoffs go for touchbacks in 2010 ... two-time Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State selection ... coached by Hal Lamb at Calhoun High School ... chose Alabama over Georgia, LSU and Vanderbilt.