Ingram, No. 2 Bama roll over Arkansas State, 35-0

Published 5:23 pm Saturday, November 1, 2008

TUSCALOOSA – Mark Ingram rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and Rashad Johnson scored on a 32-yard interception return in No. 2 Alabama’s 35-0 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide (9-0) turned in a dominant all-around performance to set the stage for next week’s showdown at No. 15 LSU, the type of game that had been a stumbling block for recent ‘Bama teams.

Alabama, which can clinch the Southeastern Conference Western Division title with a win over LSU, managed its first shutout since a 17-0 win over Mississippi State on Nov. 5, 2005. The Tide allowed only 158 yards on 54 plays against Arkansas State (4-4), which had scored 83 points against Texas Southern and upset Texas A&M earlier this season.