Bama Blasts Western Kentucky

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - John Parker Wilson passed for 215 yards and two touchdowns and freshman Mark Ingram ran for two scores, leading No. 11 Alabama to a 41-7 win over Western Kentucky Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (3-0) got the kind of start-to-finish effort coach Nick Saban had been seeking against a team that began moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision last season.

Alabama rolled to 557 yards a week after getting held to 172 by Tulane to enter Southeastern Conference play on a high note.

Key players got a chance to rest up, too. Glen Coffee rushed for 97 yards on 11 carries before sitting out the second half. His career-long 51-yarder set up a touchdown.