TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jake Coker threw three touchdown passes and No. 12 Alabama's defense limited Louisiana-Monroe to 92 total yards in a 34-0 rout on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (3-1) had an uneven offensive performance but it didn't make much difference in a game falling between No. 3 Mississippi and No. 7 Georgia.
The Warhawks (1-2) didn't have a first down in the first 23 minutes and were held to 9 yards rushing. They lost 51-14 to the Bulldogs three weeks earlier.
This one seemed out of reach by the time Alabama went up 14-0 in the second quarter.
The Tide racked up six sacks and two interceptions.
Coker was 17-of-31 passing for 158 yards but also threw an interception for the third straight game. He hit freshman Calvin Ridley for a 15-yard touchdown and backup tight end Michael Nysewander for a 19-yarder.
By the time ArDarius Stewart caught Coker's third touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, most of the announced 101,323 fans had made a beeline for the exits.
The only mystery was whether the Tide would produce the 16th shutout under Saban, and a late stop by the backups took care of that.
The best news for the Tide might have come from the drives that stalled. Adam Griffith broke out of a kicking slump, making field goals of 40 and 35 yards. He came into the game having made only a 20-yarder in five attempts and now has hit three straight.
Coker couldn't connect on a number of downfield attempts, including one that was picked by safety Tre' Hunter when it didn't appear he had a receiver much closer than 10 yards of the ball. He was hit as he threw, and also had receivers drop a handful of passes.
The Tide defense was much more dominating.
Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen aggravated a nagging left shoulder injury in the second quarter and wore a sling on the sidelines in the second half in a track suit.
Saban said he expects Allen to play against Georgia.