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Richardson, McCarron power Alabama to win over Auburn

Trent Richardson carried the ball 27 times for a high 203 yards and AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes, as the ranked Alabama Crimson Tide dominated the Auburn Tigers, 42-14, in the annual Iron Bowl.

McCarron completed 18-of-23 passes for 184 yards for the Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC), who will most likely secure the coveted No. 2 position in the BCS rankings.

Brad Smelley caught six passes for 86 yards and a score for Alabama, which has won three in a row since a loss to top-ranked LSU on November 5. Kenny Bell hauled in two passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.

Richardson had a five-yard TD catch for the Crimson Tide, who avenged a 28-27 home loss to Auburn last year.

Clint Moseley connected on 11-of-18 passes for 62 yards and an interception for the Tigers (7-5, 4-4), who had won 14 consecutive games at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Michael Dyer carried the ball 13 times for 48 yards in defeat.