Bama Football Holds First Spring Scrimmage at Bryant-Denny

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Sunday, March 07, 2004

Juwan Garth
Juwan Garth



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama completed its 9th day of spring drills on Saturday with a 106-play scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

Quarterback Marc Guillon, who shared scrimmage snaps with Michael Machen, completed 14-of-27 passes for 175 yards on the day, including two touchdown passes.  He hit his first four passes of the scrimmage in leading the offense to a touchdown in the first drive.

Machen was 8-of-21 passing for 111 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.  Brodie Croyle and Spencer Pennington did not participate in the live plays, but did get reps in the 7-on-7 drills, however.

Ray Hudson was the leading rusher with 40 yards on eight carries, while Kenneth Darby had 31 yards on 11 rush attempts.

Defensively, Juwan Garth, Roman Harper and Demarcus Waldrop lead with seven tackles each.  Ramzee Robinson had three tackles (one for loss), one interception and a blocked field goal, which Terrance Jones returned about 50 yards before the play was blown dead.

"There were a lot of good individual efforts," head coach Mike Shula said.  "I thought Marc Guillon did okay.  He's gotten a lot better since day one and it was good to see him perform today in the scrimmage.  Defensively, we did some good things blitzing and getting back to the quarterback.

"I look at this as a little step today, and like I told the team, we still have a lot of work to do."

Scrimmage Stats:

Offense

Passing (comp-att): Guillon 14-27, 175 yards, 2 TDs; Machen 8-21, 111 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing (att-yards): Hudson 8-40, Darby 11-31, Nic Luke 10-21, Tim Castille 5-22, Le'Ron McClain 1-4

Receiving (rec-yards): Brandon Brooks 3-68, TD; Jake Collins 3-56, TD; Matt Miller 3-40; Castille 3-19; Tyrone Prothro 2-42, TD; McClain 2-20; Matt Caddell 2-18; Josh Smith 1-47; Rusty Hill 1-9, TD; Kyle Bennett 1-5; Tarry Givens 1-5

Defense

Harper 7 tackles; Garth 7 tackles, TFL, sack; Waldrop 7 tackles, 3 TFL, PBU, Bryan Kilpatrick 4 tackles, sack; Cornelius Wortham 4 tackles, 3 TFL, PBU; Carlos Andrews 4 tackles, TFL, sack; Todd Bates 4 tackles, 3 sacks; Freddie Roach 3 tackles, TFL, sack; Anthony Bryant 2 tackles; Jeremy Clarke 2 tackles, TFL; Anthony Madison 1 tackle; Robinson 3 tackles, TFL, INT, blocked FG; Terrance Jones 1 tackle, sack, PBU; Thurman Ward 3 tackles, INT; Mark Anderson 1 tackle, TFL, 2 fumble recoveries (1 for 31 yard TD); Chris Harris 1 tackle, TFL, PBU; Juke King 3 tackles, TFL, sack; Charlie Peprah 2 tackles, PBU

Special Teams:

Punting: Bo Freeland 48, 38; Jeremy Schatz 39, 41; Jeffrey Aul 30; Chris Shoup 37

Placekicking: Bostick 2 PAT (missed 46-yard FG); McLaughlin 2 PAT (28-yard FG blocked)