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Third Downs Mixed Results For Bama

AJ McCarron

When is success not success? How about when a third down pass is complete, but isn't enough to make a first down. Although Alabama was a 31-6 winner over Colorado State at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday evening, it wasn't because of spectacular third down success by Bama.

Six times Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron completed a third down pass that came up short of the first down marker. That helped explain why the Crimson Tide was only 2-10 on third down plays against Colorado State and why the Rams ran 64 plays to only 48 for Alabama. Bama improved to 3-0 on the season. The Tide is 1-0 in Southeastern Conference play. This was the first football meeting between...

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