White Wins Steak; Beans For Crimson

Because the White team – the second offense and first defense – defeated the Crimson (first offense, second defense) by 17-13 in Saturday's A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the members of the White squad will be dining on steak Monday night. At the same time in the same dining room, the losing team will be eating beans and weenies, as is tradition under Saban.

Tyren Jones started at tailback for White team, but two tailbacks who had been held out of practice for academic reasons Thursday – they were assigned four hours of study hall – were dressed out. Kenyan Drake and Altee Tenpenny presumably completed their academic requirements and participated in the game. Drake was having a decent game until he fumbled inside the 10-yard line, leading to a Crimson touchdown.

Alabama frequently uses Southeastern Conference officials who are Alabama graduates – and thus not eligible to call Bama games in the fall – for the spring game. This year the game was officiated by what is considered the SEC's number one officiating crew – refereet Tom Ritter, umpire Russ Pulley, linesman Mike Taylor, line judge Tim Beard, back judged Michael Watson, field just Blake Parks, and side judge Richard Rooker.

Weather was perfect, temperature of 75 degrees under sunny skies, though a bit breezy with wins at 10 miles per hour.

The annual Walk of Fame ceremony took place Saturday morning at Denny Chimes. The 2013 permanent team captains – quarterback A.J. McCarron, linebacker C.J. Mosley, and wide receiver Kevin Norwood – had their hand prints and foot prints placed in cement at the base of Denny Chimes.

Captains were linebacker Trey DePriest and safety Jarrick Williams for the White team and quarterback Blake Sims and offensive tackle Austin Shepherd for the Crimson squad.

The official estimated attendance was 73,506 at Bryant-Denny Stadium (capacity: 101,821), the eighth-largest attendance mark for an A-Day football game.

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