Thu., November 18, 2010 8:52am (EST)

Alabama Routs Ga. State in Football
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 4 years ago

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  —  
Georgia State faces off against Alabama tonight in Tuscaloosa. (Photo: Edgar Treiguts)
Georgia State faces off against Alabama tonight in Tuscaloosa. (Photo: Edgar Treiguts)
Greg McElroy completed 12 of 13 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns and No. 10 Alabama routed fledgling Georgia State 63-7 on Thursday night.

It's the most points for the Crimson Tide (9-2) since a 66-3 win over Vanderbilt in 1979.

The game against a Football Championship Subdivision team competing in its first year of college football was predictably little more than a warmup for next week's showdown with No. 2 Auburn.

The Panthers (6-5) are led by former Tide coach Bill Curry, who was more accustomed to being on the other side of Bryant-Denny Stadium abuse.

McElroy set an Alabama single-game completion percentage mark of 92.3 with a minimum of 10 attempts.

Mark Ingram ran for 86 yards and a touchdown and Julio Jones caught seven passes for 86 yards and two scores before the stars yielded to the backups in the second quarter.

Georgia State finishes their first football season with a winning record of 6-5.