Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron jumps in the air after throwing a 5 yard TD pass in the first half of the football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 8, 2011. At right is Vanderbilt defensive back Trey Wilson. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) --
AJ McCarron passed for career-highs of 237 yards and four
touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama beat Vanderbilt 34-0 on Saturday night.
Trent Richardson rushed
for 107 yards and a touchdown in his fifth straight 100-yard effort for the
Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference).
The Commodores (3-2, 1-2)
trailed by only seven points until the final minute of the opening half, then
Alabama took over with four straight touchdown drives.
McCarron was 23 of 30
passing and didn't add to Vandy's national-best 14 interceptions before sitting
out most of the fourth quarter. He hit DeAndrew White for touchdowns of 5 and
39 yards, the first scores of the receiver's career.
Jordan Rodgers replaced starter Larry Smith in the first half and played the
rest of the way. Smith walked into the locker room but his status wasn't
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