Bama sacks the Gophers! Tus- Alabama started the Year off right with a 33-21 win over the Big 12 and Minnesota as they forced 3 sacks and 1 int and 2 fumbles on the Gophers. TR rushed for 132 yards and had a huge 47 yrd run early to set the tone for his good game, But it was AJ McCarron stole the show with a huge game with 219 yards passing and 4 td's as he now takes over for departed Record Breaking QB Mcelroy. CoachBama said this was a great win as we got pressure on their qb and made him hurry alot of throws, Defense played well and deserved the game ball. Bama started with scoring early as they raced to 10-0 lead. Minnesota cut it to 10-7 as they scored on a rb run. Then Bama took over as they scored twice with McCarron throwing 2 td's in that span to extend the lead to 24-7. The Gophers scored again before HT to cut it to 24-14. McCarron threw his 4th TD of the Game in the 3rd quarter to extend the lead to 31-14. Then the Bama defense stepped up as they sacked QB Gray in the end zone to extend to 33-14. Then Minnesota scored in the 4th to trim it to 33-21 and that's as close as they got as Bama held the rest of the way. #4 Bama is 1-0 on the season and get Nebraska Next.