Alabama Statistics From Second Scrimmage

Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban puts a Catch 22 on sportswriters. He doesn't allow reporters to watch his team scrimmage. He then passes out statistics and says the media will twist them. Obviously, a reporter can't report on information he doesn't have, so one can't know if a player is working with the first team against the third, the third against the first, etc.



Alabama went to Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday for its second scrimmage of spring pactice. Next Saturday Bama will be back in the stadium for the annual A-Day Game, which begins at 2 p.m. CDT.

Coach Saban said he thought there was improvement by the offense. The raw numbers reflect that. Here are the statistics provided by The University's media relations office.

PASSING

John Parker Wilson – 17 for 33, 216 yards, 1 Int., 1 TD; Greg McElroy – 7 of 19, 48 yards; Nick Fanuzzi – 9 for 15, 140 yards, 1 Int; Thomas Darrah – 5 for 8, 73 yards, 1 Int..

RUSHING

Roy Upchurch – 11 rush, 80 yards, 2 TDs; Terry Grant – 5 rush, 22 yards; Justen Santana – 5 rush, 17 yards; Demetrius Goode – 6 rush, 11 yards.

RECEIVING

Nick Walker – 8 rec., 57 yards, 1 TD; Earl Alexander – 5 rec., 62 yards; Colin Peek – 5 rec., 63 yards; Roy Upchurch – 5 rec., 34 yards; Mike McCoy – 4 rec., 92 yards; Darius Hanks – 2 rec., 39 yards, 1 TD; Tarence Farmer – 2 rec., 40 yards.

FIELD GOALS

Leigh Tiffin (1-1) – Made: 51; Corey Smith (2-3) – Made: 40, 26; Missed: 37.

PUNTS

P.J. Fitzgerald – 5 punts, 228 yards, 45.6-yard average, 1 inside 20. Heath Thomas – 6 punts, 230 yards, 38.3-yard average.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Rolando McClain – 5 tackles, 1 PBU, 2 sacks, 1 QB hurries; Alfred McCullough – 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QB hurry; Jimmy Johns – 4 tackles; Marquis Johnson – 4 tackles; Corey Reamer – 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL.

SCORING

Touchdowns – 6 (Nick Walker 3-yard pass from John Parker Wilson; Darius Hanks 35-yard pass from Nick Fanuzzi; Roy Upchurch 16-yard run; Upchurch 46-yard run; Jeramie Griffin 2-yard run; Rob Ezell blocked punt for touchdown).

PATs – 4 (Tiffin 3-3, Smith 1-1).

Rob Ezell is listed as a 5-9, 163-pound redshirt freshman quarterback from Athens.

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