No. 2 Alabama puts away South Carolina

BY foxsports • October 18, 2009

Alabama put the game in Mark Ingram's hands - and he put it away.

The bulldozing tailback churned out a career-high 246 yards and the game-clinching touchdown to power the second-ranked Crimson Tide to a 20-6 victory Saturday night against No. 22 South Carolina when the rest of the offense wasn't clicking.

Ingram's tackle-breaking, defender-dragging runs and a punishing defense helped the Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) overcome four turnovers - doubling their season total - and 10 penalties. It also helped 'Bama sidestep the down-to-the-wire scares No. 1 Florida and No. 3 Texas had - or an upset defeat like No. 4 Virginia Tech endured.

"Mark did as fine a job today as anybody I've ever been around, and that includes Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown and some really good ones," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "He was fantastic."

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