FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Eddie Lacy ran for three touchdowns and Alabaa forced five turnovers to crush Arkansas 52-0 and win its 21st consecutive Southeastern Conference opener on Saturday.
Vinnie Sunseri and Haha Clinton-Dix had interceptions against the Razorbacks, who played without quarterback Tyler Wilson because he had a head injury in last week’s loss to Louisiana-Monroe.
The shutout was the second straight for the Crimson Tide. The last time Alabama, which has forced 12 turnovers this season, had back-to-back shutouts was against Vanderbilt and Kentucky in 1980.
NO. 3 LOUISIANA STATE 63, IDAHO 14
In Baton Rouge, La., Ronald Martin and Lavar Edwards each intercepted deflected passes and returned them for scores, and Louisiana State University rolled to a victory over winless Idaho.
LSU intercepted Idaho’s Dominique Balckman four times, with Martin snagging two, en route to an NCAA FBS record 40th-straight non-conference regular season victory.
LOUISIANA-MONROE 28 (OT)
In Auburn, Ala., Cody Parkey hit a 35-yard field goal in overtime to lift Auburn over a Louisiana-Monroe team trying to pull off another Southeastern Conference upset.
The Tigers (1-2) stopped Kolton Browning and the Warhawks to start overtime, and Justin Manton's 37-yard field goal fell short. Then Tre Mason rushed for 10 yards, and Kiehl Frazier downed the ball on the next play to set up Parkey's winning kick.
WESTERN KENTUCKY 32,
In Lexington, Ky., Western Kentucky utilized a trick play in overtime to stun Kentucky on the road.
The Hilltoppers went for the win with a two-point try after Antonio Andrews pulled them within a point on 2-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Kawaun Jakes threw a lateral to Andrews, who threw back to Jakes to clinch the victory.
In Nashville, Zac Stacy rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown on eight carries as Vanderbilt rolled to its first win of the season
TEXAS A&M 48,
SOUTHERN METHODIST 3
In Dallas, quarterback Johnny Manziel accounted for 418 total yards and six touchdowns in three quarters, and Texas A&M overcame a sluggish start to beat Southern Methodist.
ARIZONA STATE 20
In Columbia, Mo., Corbin Berkstresser ran for a score in his first career start at quarterback in place of injured James Franklin, and Missouri’s defense forced four turnovers to ease the pressure on the redshirt freshman in a victory over Arizona State.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 30, TROY 24
In Troy, Ala., Tyler Russell and Chad Bumphis hooked up on touchdown passes of 72, 58 and 25 yards to help lead Mississippi State.