At the Capital One Bowl, Alabama's offense is rolling against Michigan State's defense. Running back Trent Richardson scooted into the end zone to build the Crimson Tide's lead to 14-0.
Alabama was given the ball when Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins threw the ball into the arms of the Tide's Robert Lester. From there, Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy paired up with received Julio Jones, hitting him for gains of 14, 6, and 28 yards. The drive was capped when running back Trent Richardson scooted in for the eight-yard score.
McElroy is now 7-for-9 on the day, throwing for 96 yards. Cousins has completed four of seven for 42 yards and an interception. Alabama has eaten up a significant amount of clock offensively, having only allowed for one Spartans drive thus far. Michigan State will need to see more from star running back Edwin Baker, who has rushed three times for negative-seven yards.