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Alabama Football Scrimmages at Bryant-Denny Stadium


Tuesday, August 19, 2003

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team held its third scrimmage of fall camp on Tuesday, and the first at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"I think we were a little lethargic at first," Shula said.  "I don't know why, maybe because of coming over here to the stadium for the first time."

Shaud Williams led all rushers with 81 yards on six carries, while Kenneth Darby had 14 carries for 76 yards.  Passing, Brodie Croyle was 7 for 16 with 58 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

"What we start doing now is getting ready for South Florida," Shula said.  "We won't give them full scouting reports tomorrow but we'll start."

Alabama will begin the 2003 season on Aug. 30 against South Florida at Birmingham's Legion Field.  The game will be televised nationally by ESPN, with kickoff scheduled at 2 p.m. (CDT).

Individual Scrimmage Stats:

Rushing (atts-yds): S. Williams 6-81; Darby 14-76, 1 TD; Hudson 8-35, 2 TD; J. Smith 3-9; Ballard 1-3. 

Passing (comp-atts): Croyle 7-16, 58 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; Avalos 3-12, 54 yards; Machen 2-5, 24 yards, 1 INT. 

Receiving (rec-yds): Prothro 2-47; Fletcher 2-30; Taylor 2-18; Hudson 2-(-4); Darby 1-14, TD, McClain 1-13; Fulgham 1-10; Luke 1-4; Greer 1-4. 

Defense: Garth 5 tackles; Pope 4 tackles; J. Clark 2 sacks; L. Williams 2 sacks; Andrews 2 tackles, INT; Kilpatrick INT (85-yard return for TD)