Spring scrimmage headquarters: Injury report, stats, Saban’s thoughts

Here are a few numbers to chew on this nice Friday afternoon after Alabama’s second spring scrimmage. First a few injuries …

Sprained ankle

DB Caleb Castille
NG Jesse Williams
S Vinnie Sunseri

Strained knee
S Robert Lester

Coach Nick Saban said none of the injuries were major, nor would they cause much disruption to the plan. And now, the stats …

AJ McCarron: 14-for-29 160 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT

DeAndrew White 5-112, 2 TDs
Christion Jones 5-61, 2 TDs
Kevin Norwood 4-55
Chris Black 2-36

Folwer 22 carries, 151 yards, 3 TDs (68 yard run)

Defensive leaders
C.J. Mosley – 8 tackles, 1 PBU
Damion Square – 5 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 sacks
Dee Milliner – 5 tackles, 1 FF
Trey DePriest – 5 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 FR
HaHa Clinton-Dix – 4 tackles, 1 INT
Nick Perry – 4 tackles
Vinnie Sunseri – 4 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
Jesse Williams – 4 tackles, 2 TFL
Tana Patrick – 4 tackles

Cody Mandell 12 for an average of 42 with a long of 56

Field goals:
Cade Foster 3-for-6
Made: 50, 20, 20
Missed: 46, 36, 32

Passing touchdowns (5): AJ McCarron – 4 (16 yards, 11 yards, 2 yards, 2 yards); Phillip Ely 1 (2 yards)
Rushing touchdowns (3): Jalston Fowler – 3 (3 yards, 1 yard, 68 yards [situational])

A few comments from Nick Saban:

In general:
“We looked a lot better as a football team – a lot crisper, a lot faster. Maybe because we had a day off in between. We only had two practices (between scrimmages) so that was probably a good thing.”

On McCarron:
“AJ has been consistently good all year, all spring. He wasn’t a problem. His stats might not be what they were, but maybe there weren’t as many opportunities to make big plays.”

On running game:
“Jalston probably ran it a little bit better today,” Saban said. “T.J. Yeldon didn’t gain a lot of yards, but got some good experience. I think the first offense ran the ball and had better balance today.

On backups:
“The second offensive line couldn’t block the defense very well and didn’t do very much and that affects the stats adversely.”

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