Tailback Mark Ingram missed the first two games of the Alabama Crimson Tide due to a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery. In his first game this season on Saturday against Duke, Alabama football fans have more reasons to be excited. The Crimson Tide overpowered Duke, 62-13, to notch its third win in as many games. It was the highest score for Alabama in the last 19 years.
Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram made his presence felt early with his first handoff yielding a run for almost 50 yards. On his second rush, he ran another 50 yards. Ingram ran a total of 151 yards with two touchdowns as if he was trying to make up for lost time. Still strong as last year, No. 1 Alabama has its best player back and may still be in contention for another Heisman Trophy.
Greg McElroy only needed about 45 minutes to complete 14 of 20 passes for 258 yards. McElroy also tied his career record of three scoring passes. Trent Richardson, who took over the team offense while Ingram was out on injury, returned a kickoff with a 91-yard run and a touchdown.
The Tide was way ahead at the end of the first quarter, 28-3, and simply coasted from there.