No. 2 Alabama 48, Kent State 7
The main question surrounding preseason No. 2 Alabama: Which quarterback would emerge? Answers came in the opener, when AJ McCarron completed 14-of-23 passes for 226 yards and one touchdown. McCarron did throw two picks, but so did fellow QB Phillip Sims, who was just 7-of-14 for 73 yards. Heisman contender Trent Richardson punched in three scores, but only rushed for 37 yards. Marquis Maze (pictured) caught eight balls for 118 yards and a score.