McCarron Earns Respect Of Visiting Volunteers

Watch the Tide's senior QB talk to reporters after the win over Tennessee on Saturday evening.

A.J. McCarron ignited the Alabama offense with two first quarter touchdown passes. The fifteenth of the season was a 54-yard launch down the left sideline to sensational sophomore wide receiver Amari Cooper. Number sixteen was a 22-yard strike in the end zone to fifth-year senior wide receiver Kevin Norwood. The Tide quarterback has played with a proficiency level bordering on perfection. Accurate throws, proper touch and intelligent decisions by the fifth-year senior have contributed to a productive passing attack bewildering SEC defenses. Chalk up another rout for Bama (8-0, 5-0) in the 45-10 lopsided win over SEC Eastern Division opponent Tennessee (4-4, 1-3) at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa.

Seven of the eight Alabama victories have been by a margin of at least twenty-five points. McCarron completed 19 of 27 passing attempts for 275 yards, 2 TDs and zero interceptions. Every week is an opportunity for the Heisman Trophy candidate to add to the school career record for touchdown throws. Currently he has recorded 65 with four regular season games remaining. Although the favorite color for the Mobile native was referenced by Tennessee players this week, the Volunteers calling Alabama the "red team" was perceived as verbally disrespecting the squad wearing crimson and white. The highly motivated signal caller expressed his disdain for the ill-advised comments emanating from Knoxville in post-game comments.

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