No. 3 Alabama 27, No. 23 Penn State 11
Alabama and Penn State both entered this contest with unsettled quarterback situations. The Tide seem to have found their man. A.J. McCarron was collected and efficient in the win, throwing for 163 yards and a touchdown. He got some help from Trent Richardson (pictured), who rushed for 111 yards and two scores. Meanwhile, Penn State's Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin combined for 144 yards against Alabama's smothering D.