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
McCarron completed 21 of 35 pass attempts, including one touchdown, and the Alabama offense churned out 668 total yards while producing two 100-yard rushing performances and a 300-yard passer in the same game for the first time in the Tide's illustrious football history
Players of the Week for the Colorado State Game.
CJ Mosley and Trey DePriest on Defense.
DeAndrew White and Christion Jones on Offense.
Landon Collins, Altee Tenpenny, and Kenyan Drake on Special Teams
Alabama Football plays Auburn at Bryant Denny Stadium
2012 (FRESHMAN): Has played in 11 games during his true freshman season, coming off the bench to rush 39 times for 273 yards and five touchdowns. Michigan: Ran once for two yards in collegiate debut. Western Kentucky: Took advantage of his only carry against the Hilltoppers, finding the endzone on a 32-yard run. Arkansas: Rushed six times for 57 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown. Florida Atlantic: Recorded a touchdown for the third straight game, while rushing five times for 35 yards ... scored on an eight-yard run to open the fourth quarter. Missouri: Carried the ball four times for 11 yards, including a four-yard touchdown. Tennessee: Ran the ball four times for 22 yards, with a long rush of 10 yards. Mississippi State: Rushed eight times for 47 yards, including a three-yard touchdown. Auburn: Ran for a season-high 67 yards on a season-best 10 carries, with a long rush of 38 yards. Notre Dame:Carried three times for eight yards in the Tide 42-14 win in the BCS National Championship Game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A consensus four-star prospect and one of the top players in Georgia ... versatile athlete who earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 honors ... the No. 88 player national in the 247sports.com Top 247 while ranking as the service's No. 4 all-purpose running back and the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia ... Rivals.com lists Drake as the country's No. 13 running back and 185th in the Rivals250 ... also the No. 13 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... ESPNU ranks him as the No. 15 running back and the No. 105 player in the ESPNU Southeast Top 150 ... Scout.com rates Drake as the No. 17 running back nationally ... No. 57 in the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice ... second-team All-State selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association in 2010 and 2011 ... named to the All-Cobb County team and All-Region 4-AAAAA ... rushed for 1,610 yards on 175 carries as a senior with 18 rushing touchdowns while averaging 9.2 yards per carry ... also had 315 receiving yards with five scores while returning two kickoffs for touchdowns ... Georgia's Gatorade Player of the Year ... won the 100-meter championship in AAAAA ... coached by David Ironside at Hillgrove High School ... chose Alabama over Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Purdue.