DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut, and No. 1 Alabama routed Duke 62-13 on Saturday in its highest-scoring game in 19 years.
Greg McElroy matched a career high with three scoring passes for the Crimson Tide (3-0). They led 28-0 roughly 10 minutes in and looked completely at ease inside a crimson-coated stadium named for a former Alabama coach.
With Ingram and defensive end Marcell Dareus back in the lineup, the Tide never were in danger of being upset and enter next week's SEC opener at No. 12 Arkansas having won 17 straight.
Ingram had knee surgery and missed two games. He took his first carry 48 yards, surpassed the 100-yard mark two carries later and scored on rushes of 1 and 17 yards.