McElroy has 3 TDs, ‘Bama races to 53-7 win

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From the AP: Greg McElroy passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another before sitting out most of the second half Saturday in No. 4 Alabama’s 53-7 victory over North Texas.

Mark Ingram ran for 91 yards and a TD on eight carries, and scored on a 29-yard reception for the Crimson Tide (3-0) in its final pre-SEC tuneup before Arkansas visits. Freshman Trent Richardson added 87 yards and a touchdown, and Terry Grant scored twice and gained 79 yards.

It was the highest-scoring game for Alabama since a 56-3 win over Louisiana Tech in 1993, six head coaches ago.

Star receiver Julio Jones missed the game with a bruised right knee and the subs got plenty of action after ‘Bama raced to a 30-0 halftime lead. With starting quarterback Riley Dodge out with a separated non-throwing shoulder, North Texas (1-2) was outgained 523-187. (entire report embedded in this post; watch for updates.)