College Football Belt - 2010 San Jose State at Alabama
 

San Jose State

Spartans

Alabama

Crimson Tide

Played September 4, 2010

at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  

 

Teams' Belt Records

 

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

San Jose State 0 0 2 0 .000         0 2 0 .000        
Alabama 5 22 7 0 .759 9 5 0 .643 8 1 0 .889 5 1 0 .833

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

San Jose State

3 0 0 0 3

Alabama

14 17 10 7 48

 

Coach Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide opened the 2010 season as Belt champions, defending National Champions, & ranked #1 with a roster which featured a wealth of talented players including 2009 Heisman Trophy winning RB Mark Ingram.  Coach Mike MacIntyre was making his coaching debut & his San Jose State Spartans would gain the experience of facing a top-ranked opponent but, even though Ingram was unable to play due to a knee injury, it was clear from the outset an upset on the Crimson Tide's home field would be unlikely.  Alabama successfully retained The Belt with a 48-3 rout of the Spartans as Crimson Tide's RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 111 yards with 2 touchdowns & Alabama outgained San Jose State 591-175.  The Crimson Tide opened the season with an 8-play, 71-yard touchdown drive with RB Trent Richardson scoring on a 4-yard run for a 7-0 lead.  The Spartans got their only points of the game on the next drive as PK Harrison Waid kicked a 31-yard field goal.  The San Jose State drive was highlighted by a 32-yard run from RB Brandon Rutley with another 15 yards tacked on for a facemask penalty by Alabama's All-SEC S Mark Barron.  The Crimson Tide dominated the rest of the game offensively starting with a 48-yard touchdown pass from QB Greg McElroy to WR Marquis Maze for a 14-3 lead after the 1st quarter.  Richardson's second touchdown of the game came on a 39-yard run early in the 2nd quarter before Alabama started to use their bench liberally.  Back-up QB A.J. McCarron threw a 29-yard touchdown pass which WR Julio Jones made with a spectacular one-handed catch for a 28-3 Crimson Tide advantage & PK Cade Foster kicked a 41-yard field goal for Alabama as time expired in the first half with the Crimson Tide leading 31-3.  Lacy's 37-yard touchdown run highlighted the 3rd quarter & Foster connected from 24 yards giving Alabama a 41-3 lead entering the final period.  Lacy's second score came early in the 4th quarter on a 10-yard run to complete the scoring.  McElroy finished his day early completing 13 of 15 pass attempts for 218 yards with a touchdown while Spartans' QB Jordan LaSecla threw for just 85 yards with an interception in the loss.  San Jose State finished the season 1-12 while the Crimson Tide finished 10-3, ranked 10th nationally.  The Spartans have not played for The Belt again.

 

San Jose State Game Stats Alabama Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Brandon Rutley 13 52 0 4.00 Eddie Lacy 13 111 2 8.54
David Freeman 5 20 0 4.00 Trent Richardson 10 66 2 6.60
Lamon Muldrow 7 12 0 1.71 Demetrius Goode 11 66 0 6.00
Matt Faulkner 1 7 0 7.00 Julio Jones 1 13 0 13.00
Wade O'Neill 1 1 0 1.00 Greg McElroy 3 7 0 2.33
Jordan LaSecla 2 -3 0 -1.50 A.J. McCarron 1 -2 0 -2.00
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Jordan LaSecla 14 7 1 85 0 Greg McElroy 15 13 0 218 1
Matt Faulkner 5 1 0 1 0 A.J. McCarron 15 9 0 116 1
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Noel Grigsby 2 55 0 27.50 Julio Jones 6 93 1 15.50
Chandler Jones 3 20 0 6.67 Marquis Maze 3 68 1 22.67
Jalal Beauchman 1 5 0 5.00 Darius Hanks 3 66 0 22.00
Kyle Nunn 1 5 0 5.00 Trent Richardson 3 46 0 15.33
Lamon Muldrow 1 1 0 1.00 Brandon Gibson 3 21 0 7.00
          Preston Dial 1 19 0 19.00
          Earl Alexander 1 9 0 9.00
          Brad Smelley 1 9 0 9.00
          Eddie Lacy 1 3 0 3.00

 

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