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COL FB: Alabama 27, Penn State 11

Sept. 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Trent Richardson scored twice and AJ McCarron passed for 163 yards Saturday, hoisting No. 3 Alabama over No. 23 Penn State 27-11.

Richardson ran for 109 yards on 26 carries and McCarron (19-of-31 passing, 165 yards) hurled a 5-yard scoring pass to Michael Williams for the Crimson Tide (2-0), who downed Penn State for the second straight year.

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Eddy Lacy picked up 85 rushing yards on 11 carries for the victors.

Matt McGloin started behind center for Penn State (1-1) but was benched after completing just one of his 10 pass attempts. Rob Bolden entered and went 11-of-29 for 144 yards and an interception.

Silas Redd got the Nittany Lions' only touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run.

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