Alabama brushed aside a top SEC West challenger and roared on to an even tougher one. AJ McCarron passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide reached the end zone on its first three possessions in a muscle-flexing 38-7 victory over Mississippi State (No. 11 BCS, No. 13 AP) on Saturday night. That blazing start indicated Bama wasn't looking ahead to No. 6 LSU in a national game rematch — at least until the second quarter.