McCarron, who only played in the initial half, completed 15-of-16 passes for 166 yards and the aforementioned touchdowns. The Tide quarterback was one of many starters who saw limited action in what was essentially a glorified scrimmage.
AJ McCarron broke the school record(Kenny Stabler 1966) for highest completion percentage 93.75% in a game with a minimum of 15 completions
— The Game (@TheGameWDGM) October 5, 2013
Fifteen different players caught a pass for Alabama today. Not something on the official stats, but I'll guarantee that is a school record.On the defensive side of the ball, Alabama held GSU to 175 yards of total offense while limiting the Panthers to only 15 yards rushing. The Crimson Tide special teams unit also forced a fumble which led to an AJ McCarron touchdown pass to DeAndrew White.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) October 5, 2013
By my unofficial count, 70 players got into the game for Alabama today. 48 reserves and 22 starters.--Complete Stats--
— Marc Torrence (@marctorrence) October 5, 2013
While a faction of Tide fans expressed displeasure (via social media) in the final score, the contest with Georgia State was never about trying to score 75 points, but rather a four quarter effort to work on basic fundamentals while also including the entire depth chart. The game, while lackluster at times, served as an ideal teaching tool for Nick Saban and staff.
LB Denzel Devall: Sprained knee
CB Eddie Jackson: Sprained ankle
DE Jeoffrey Pagan: Did not play due to a sprained shoulder
Detailed injury account per Nick Saban’s postgame presser…
Alabama injury roundup: Jeoffrey Pagan rests with sprained shoulder; Denzel Devall, Eddie Jackson banged up http://t.co/nxpTrufcVJ
— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) October 5, 2013