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’Bama crushes MSU in Capital One Bowl

January 2, 2011

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— The team picked to repeat as national champions gave a glimpse of everything it could’ve been and more.

Too bad for Alabama it came too late.

Mark Ingram ran for two scores to break the school record for career touchdowns, and 15th-ranked Crimson Tide rolled past No. 7 Michigan State, 49-7, on Saturday in the most lopsided Capital One Bowl in the game’s history.

“We just showed what we’re capable of doing when we play our best football,” Ingram said. “It just shows how fragile a season is.”

The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner had 59 yards rushing on 12 carries and a 30-yard reception against the team he rooted for as a kid, Greg McElroy threw for 220 yards and one touchdown and the game got so out of hand that the Crimson Tide (10-3) pulled most of their starters early in the third quarter.

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