Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

No. 12 Alabama rides defense to 34-0 win over ULM

Alabama 's defense rebounded with a vintage performance while Jake Coker and the offense overcame a sputtering start.

Coker threw three touchdown passes in the 12th-ranked Crimson Tide's 34-0 win Saturday over Louisiana-Monroe, and a defense victimized for some big plays in a loss to No. 3 Mississippi allowed just 92 yards.

"(Linebacker) Reggie Ragland kept saying that no one's scoring on us, and that's been the motto," said safety Geno Matias-Smith, who had an interception. "It motivates us because it has to be the standard. We didn't have the best game last week, so we just have to keep creating an identity."

The Tide (3-1) has a much bigger...