Richardson leads No. 1 Tide past Penn State 24-3

Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) pulls away from Penn State defender Devon Still (71) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
September 19, 2010 9:48:38 AM PDT
Trent Richardson ran for 144 yards in place of injured Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, leading No. 1 Alabama to a 24-3 win over No. 18 Penn State on Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (2-0) hardly slowed down without Ingram, and a young defense forced Rob Bolden and the Nittany Lions (1-1) into several turnovers to end promising drives.

It was the first time Penn State was held without a touchdown since a 13-3 loss at Wisconsin in 2006. The shutout lasted until the final 10 minutes.

With Ingram sidelined for the second straight game with a knee injury, Richardson pulled a pretty good imitation. He plowed through and sidestepped tackles and scored on a short touchdown run. He also had four catches for 46 yards.

Alabama QB Greg McElroy completed 16 of 24 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns.

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