Statistics From Saturday Scrimmage

What's the point of having a Heisman Trophy tailback if you're going to throw the ball every down? That may not be what happened. And don't pay any attention to the news that Mark Ingram got the breath knocked out of him late in Alabama's Saturday scrimmage.



In fact, don't pay too much to scrimmage statistics ever. In the case of the scrimmage Alabama had at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday, all reporters are given are raw statistics. That means, there is no way to determine if statistics are accumulated by good players running it up on inexperienced and less talented players.

Alabama's media relations office provided statistics from Saturday's Crimson Tide scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Although several hundred spectators were on hand, they did not include reporters.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban downplayed the late scrimmage injury to Mark Ingram. In the scrimmage, Ingram had only nine rushes for only 28 yards. And he was Bama's top rusher.

The statistics provided indicate that quarterbacks, particularly Greg McElroy and A.J. McCarron, and receivers, notably Julio Jones had a good day.

The statistics include 11-on-11 scrimmage work, situational drills, red zone work, goalline play, and two-minute practice. Here are the individual offensive and defensive statistics provided:



PASSING LEADERS

Greg McElroy – 26 for 33, 360 yards, 6 TD, 0 INT

A.J. McCarron – 21 for 26, 241 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INT

Phillip Sims – 5 for 10, 97 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT

RUSHING LEADERS

Mark Ingram – 9 rush, 28 yards, 1 TD

Eddie Lacy – 8 rush, 24 yards, 2 TD

Trent Richardson – 7 rush, 19 yards, 1TD

Corey Grant – 4 rush, 13 yards

RECEIVING LEADERS

Julio Jones – 7 rec., 99 yards, 2 TD

Marquis Maze – 6 rec., 51, yards, 1 TD

Earl Alexander – 5 rec., 87 yards, 2 TD

Trent Richardson – 4 rec., 66 yards

Kenny Bell – 4 rec., 39 yards

Brandon Gibson – 4 rec., 29 yards

Eddie Lacy – 4 rec., 26 yards

Mark Ingram – 3 rec., 75 yards, 1 TD

Preston Dial – 3 rec., 60 yards, 2 TD

DeAndrew White – 2 rec., 87 yards, 1 TD

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Mark Barron – 5 tackles, 1 PBU

B.J. Scott – 5 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU

Nick Perry – 5 tackles

Courtney Upshaw – 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 PBU

Nico Johnson – 4 tackles

Phelon Jones – 4 tackles, 2 PBU

Jarrick Williams – 4 tackles

Jalston Fowler – 4 tackles

Chris Jordan- 4 tackles, 1 sack

Dont'a Hightower – 3 tackles

Will Lowery – 3 tackles

C.J. Mosley – 3 tackles, 1 INT

SCORING

Passing Touchdowns (9): Greg McElroy – 6 (24 yards, 38 yards, 26 yards, 18 yards, 70 yards, 2 yards); A.J. McCarron – 2 (41 yards, 16 yards); Phillip Sims – (78 yards)

Rushing Touchdowns (4): Eddie Lacy – 2 (8 yards, 1 yard); Mark Ingram – 1 (1 yard); Trent Richardson – 1 (3 yards)

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