Posted: Sunday September 22, 2013 3:55 PM

No. 1 Alabama finding variety of ways to score

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's special teams and defense are providing a bailout whenever the offense isn't racking up points.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide has scored just about every which way this season - returning a punt, a kick, a blocked punt and two interceptions for touchdowns.

That knack helped Alabama (3-0) beat No. 10 Texas A&M and create more lopsided scores against Virginia Tech and Colorado State, games when the offense stalled at times.

The Tide managed its fifth non-offensive touchdown when Kenyan Drake smothered a Colorado State punt Saturday night and Dillon Lee scooped and scored from 15 yards out. Two fourth-quarter touchdowns helped Bama ease home with a 31-6 win.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley says the players "want our special teams to make plays and put points on the board.''

 
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