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                   === No. 1 Alabama rolls past Missouri ===
 
 Columbia,  MO  (Sports Network) -  Eddie Lacy carried the  ball 18 times for a
 career-high  177 yards and three touchdowns, as the top-ranked Alabama Crimson
 Tide cruised past the Missouri Tigers, 42-10.
 
 T.J.  Yeldon rushed for 144 yards and two scores on 18 carries for the Crimson
 Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC), who were coming off a bye week.
 
 AJ  McCarron, who completed 16-of-21 passes for 171 yards, hurt his right knee
 while  being sacked in  the third quarter. He played through the injury with a
 brace on his knee.
 
 Corbin  Berkstresser  connected on  12-of-29  passes  for  126 yards  and  two
 interceptions for the Tigers (3-4, 0-4), who fell to 0-13 all-time against the
 top-ranked team in the country.
 
 Missouri had just three rushing yards, compared to 362 for Alabama.
 
 "Alabama's a great football team. They dominate everybody they play," Missouri
 coach  Gary  Pinkel admitted. "That  being said, I  still think we should have
 played better. That's my feeling."
 
 Alabama  got the  ball to start the  game and wasted little time in getting on
 the board. On the second play, Lacy ripped off a 73-yard run for a touchdown.
 
 Lacy  found  the end  zone again  after Berkstresser was  picked off by Vinnie
 Sunseri  at midfield.  Kenny Bell's 44-yard catch set up Lacy's 3-yard TD run,
 making it 14-0 midway through the first quarter.
 
 The  Crimson  Tide kept  the  momentum  going  with  a blocked  punt.  Alabama
 recovered the ball at the Missouri 17-yard line. Yeldon carried the ball three
 straight times, with his final touch resulting in a 1-yard score.
 
 "We  always  say special teams [are]  one of the  main weapons we have on this
 team  and we have to use that weapon," Bell said of the blocked punt. "Special
 teams came up big for us today."
 
 Alabama  continued to roll  early in the second stanza, as Yeldon ran down the
 right  sideline and stretched the ball over the right pylon. The 15-yard score
 was the last play before a 38-minute weather delay.
 
 The Crimson Tide made the extra point after the delay to make it 28-0.
 
 Missouri,  however, got a 98-yard return for a touchdown from Marcus Murphy on
 the ensuing kickoff.
 
 The Tigers got the ball back after Lacy fumbled near midfield. Missouri failed
 to convert on 3rd-and-10 and was forced to punt.
 
 Missouri was given another chance to get back in the game after Alabama punter
 Cody Mandell dropped a perfect snap. The Tigers took over at Alabama's 34-yard
 line  and  L'Damian Washington quickly  hauled in a  24-yard pass. But on 3rd-
 and-8, Berkstresser lost the football while being sacked.
 
 Andrew Baggett made a 41-yard field goal on Missouri's first possession of the
 second half. The remainder of the third period was filled with punts.
 
 Lacy  and Kenyan  Drake  each recorded  rushing touchdowns  in  the fourth  to
 account for the final margin.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  all-time series  is  tied, 2-2.  Saturday's game  was  the first  meeting
 between  the  two schools since 1978  ... Halftime was limited to five minutes
 because  of the delay ... Murphy set a Missouri single-season record with four
 kick  returns for scores  ... The Crimson Tide had 533 yards of total offense,
 compared  to 129  for the Tigers ...  Missouri tight end Eric Waters was taken
 off  the field  on a  stretcher with  51 seconds  left in  the game.  His head
 snapped back and hit the turf after making a catch along the sideline.
 
 
 10/13 23:37:42 ET