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
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: One of the elite defensive linemen in the 2013 signing class ... member of the second team 2012 All-USA Football Team, chosen by USA Today ... played for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl ... a five-star prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Scout.com ranked him the nation's No. 1 defensive tackle and the fifth-best player in the nation at any position ... 247Sports.com listed him as the country's No. 3 offensive tackle, the 26th overall prospect in the Top247 and the No. 3 player in the state of Texas ... the 247Composite slotted him as the No. 2 offensive tackle, the No. 33 overall player and the No. 4 athlete in Texas ... Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2 prospect in Texas, the No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and 33rd in the final Rivals100 ... Sporting News No. 32 player in the nation ... ranked 11th by ESPN at defensive tackle and 13th in the state of Texas ... ESPN also listed him as the No. 13 player in the Midlands Region and 105th in the ESPN 150 ... rated 70th nationally by Tom Lemming at MaxPreps and the No. 4 defensive tackle ... No. 30 on the 2013 PrepStar Dream Team ... invited to the 2012 "The Opening" all-star event on the Nike campus in Oregon ... recorded over 60 tackles with seven sacks and six forced fumbles as a junior in 2011 and graded out at over 85 percent on his blocking assignments at offensive tackle ... coached by Todd Whitten at Arlington Heights High School ... chose the Crimson Tide over Texas while also considering Southern California, LSU, Arkansas and Florida State.