After a Friday which saw severe weather ravage many parts of Alabama, Saturday afternoon brought sunny skies and 92,310 ‘Bama fans to
Bryant-Denny Stadium for A-Day 2011.
Thanks in large part to the efficient passing of Phillip Sims and the hard running of Trent Richardson, the Crimson squad defeated the White team by a score of 14-10.
Richardson was a workhorse for the Crimson squad as he rushed nine times for 49 yards and was on the receiving end of seven passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.
While working with the Crimson team, Phillip Sims was 11-of-20 for 138 yards passing on the afternoon. During his time with the White squad, Sims was 8-of-18 for 91 yards and one interception.
As for A.J. McCarron, who worked behind Greg McElroy in 2010, his A-Day success, like that of Sims, came as a member of the Crimson unit.
While working with the Crimson, McCarron completed 13-of-19 passes for 138 yards including one interception and one touchdown. On the flipside, McCarron was only 8-of-19 for 93 yards as a member of the White squad, including four sacks.
In respect to game highlights, safety Mark Barron (in a no-contact jersey) returned a fumbled snap 96-yards for a touchdown to give the White squad an early 7-0 lead in the first period of play.
Another moment that got Tide fans on their feet came when highly touted freshman Dee Hart scored a rushing touchdown during the second half of play. On the afternoon, Hart had 17 yards on five carries including the aforementioned touchdown.
With the spring game victory, the Crimson team can now prepare for a steak dinner…while the White squad begrudgingly settles for beans.
Spring Game Stats