AJ McCarron, Eddie Lacy and Alabama settled this one in the opening minutes instead of waiting for a tense finale.
Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns and McCarron set the Crimson Tide’s single-season record for passing touchdowns in a decidedly drama-free home victory over Western Carolina.
Alabama players admitted they needed to play well and not let last week’s loss to Texas A&M carry over.
Alabama (10-1) rebounded from a crushing home loss to Texas A&M by building a 42-0 halftime lead against the Catamounts (1-10), a Football Championship Subdivision team with two wins in as many seasons.
Lacy ran for 99 yards on 10 carries with two 7-yard touchdowns and a 3-yarder.
— Associated Press