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Published: Saturday, 9/11/2010

No. 1 Tide rolls past Penn State

ASSOCIATED PRESS

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Trent Richardson ran for 144 yards in place of injured Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, leading No. 1 Alabama to a 24-3 win over No. 18 Penn State Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (2-0) hardly slowed down without Ingram, and a young defense forced Rob Bolden and the Nittany Lions (1-1) into several turnovers to end promising drives.

It was the first time Penn State was held without a touchdown since a 13-3 loss at Wisconsin in 2006. The shutout lasted until the final 10 minutes.

With Ingram sidelined for the second straight game with a knee injury, Richardson pulled a pretty good imitation. He plowed through and sidestepped tackles and scored on a short touchdown run. He also had four catches for 46 yards.

Alabama QB Greg McElroy completed 16 of 24 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns.



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