–Freshman Geno Smith started at defensive back as Alabama began the game with six in the secondary.
–T.J. Yeldon scored a first-half touchdown, giving him 10 for the year. Mark Ingram‘s 12 in 2008 is the school record for a true freshman.
–Eddie Lacy had three touchdowns, which gives him a team-high 13 for the year.
–AJ McCarron‘s touchdown pass to Christion Jones in the first half gave McCarron 21 for the season. That breaks a tie for the school record with Greg McElroy, who had 20 in 2010.
–Defensive back Deion Belue returned a fumble 57 yards for a touchdown. Belue was quite the running back at Deshler High, so he’s not unfamiliar with carrying the ball.
–Alabama has outgained Western Carolina 338-40 in yards.