Alabama dressed the Southeastern Conference limit of 70 men for an SEC road game and 56 saw action for the Tide against Georgia Saturday. Most notable new starter was quarterback Spencer Pennington, but strongside linebacker Juwan Garth got his first career start and split end Dre Fulgham also got his first start this season. Both Garth and Fulgham scored touchdowns.
Clint Johnston got his first start at tight end as Alabama opened the game with two tight ends and no fullback. Defensive end Chris Harris, a redshirt freshman, saw his first action of the season.
Although they did not see playing time with the offense, freshman fullback LéRon McClain and redshirt freshman halfback Kenneth Darby were used on special teams.
Bama used 21 on offense, 21 on defense, and 14 just on special teams. Here are those who played with starters listed first. The number in parenthesis is the number of plays. If there are two numbers, the second is the number of plays on special teams.
Split End-Dre Fulgham (49), Zach Fletcher (14), Lance Taylor (17-14)
Left Tackle-Wesley Britt (60-4)
Left Guard-Justin Smiley (60-1)
Center-J.B. Closner (49), Matt Lomax (11)
Right Guard-Dennis Alexander (60-4)
Right Tackle-Evan Mathis (31-4), Atlas Herrion (29-3)
Tight End-David Cavan (40-4), Clint Johnston (22-13)
Quarterback-Spencer Pennington (37), Brodie Croyle (2), Brandon Avalos (21)
Halfback-Shaud Williams (36-7), Ray Hudson (24-14)
Flanker-Triandos Luke (43), Brandon Greer (16), Tyrone Prothro (15)
Left End-Nautyn McKay-Loescher (64), Mark Anderson (49-13)
Left Tackle-Anthony Bryant (57), Dominic Lee (30)
Right Tackle-Kyle Tatum (6), Ahmad Childress (47), Jeremy Clark (36)
Right End-Antwan Odom (65), Leslie Williams (14-5), Chris Harris (10)
Strongside Linebacker-Juwan Garth (81-20), Derrick Pope (12)
Middle Linebacker-Freddie Roach (81-5)
Weakside Linebacker-DeMeco Ryans (84-15)
Left Cornerback-Charlie Peprah (87), Ramzee Robinson (12-19)
Right Cornerback-Anthony Madison (80), David Scott (17-13)
Strong Safety-Roman Harper (87-10),
Safety-Charles Jones (86), Carlos Andrews (14-20)
Punter-Bo Freelend (5)
Kickoff-Kyle Robinson (5)
Placekicker-Brian Bostick (4, 1 FG, 3 PAT)
Snapper-Nick Ridings (9, 5 Punts, 1 FG, 3 PAT)
Holder-Gabe Giardina (4, 1 FG, 3 PAT)
Coverage and Returns: Thurman Ward (17), Greg McLain (6), Chris James (22), LéRon McClain (4), Kenneth Darby (1), Matt Miller (9), Josh Smith (10), Terrence Jones (19), Donald Clarke (12)