Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had a typically efficient performance, running his stretch of passes thrown without an interception to a school-record 262 as he passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns while completing 16 of 23 pass attempts to spark the Crimson Tide offense.
Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
D.J. Pettway returns to the Capstone after spending the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Tide ... honorable mention NJCAA All-American and first team All-Region choice at East Mississippi Junior College in 2013 ... registered 45 tackles with 18.5 tackles for loss (99 yards) and 11.5 sacks at EMCC in 2013 ... a four-star prospect coming out of junior college and high school ... the No. 15 junior college player by 247Sports Composite and No. 22 in the Top247, while rating as the No. 3 strong-side defensive end ... 16th in the ESPN JC50 and the No. 2 defensive end ... No. 25 in the Rivals Top 100 Junior College rankings ... named a PrepStar JUCO All-American ... redshirted in 2011 and then registered eight tackles with four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks during 13 games in 2012 ... after his senior year at Catholic High School in Pensacola, Fla., ranked as the No. 13 strongside defensive end nationally by Rivals.com and the site's No. 145 player overall ... Rivals.com listed him as the No. 25 overall player in Florida ... ESPNU had him slotted as the No. 21 defensive end in the 2011 class while Scout.com ranked him 23rd ... participated in the Offense/Defense All-American Bowl, where he was selected as the No. 3 prospect ... No. 57 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... No. 96 on the Orlando Sentinel's Florida Top 100 ... No. 34 player in Florida by SuperPrep Magazine ... registered 78 tackles and four sacks as a senior in 2010 ... made 85 stops and 16 sacks as a junior in 2009 while also forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble ... a second team All-State choice on the defensive line in the 2B classification in 2009 ... also a 2009 first team All-Area choice by the Pensacola News Journal ... Pettway does not count as an initial counter for the 2014 class after initially signing with the Tide in 2011 ... chose Alabama over Florida State, Florida, Miami, Clemson and Southern California.