Tide Drops JV Football Game to Georgia Military, 33-10

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Thursday, October 10, 2002

Roberto McBride



POSTGAME QUOTES

Coach Dennis Franchione

"This (GMC) is the number one ranked junior college team in the nation."

On Spencer Pennington:

"I think he played great.  He got some game experience.  Spencer was able to work on his timing and other areas of his game."

"We got some guys in and I'm sure it was a thrill for them."

"The experience that these guys got out there is irreplaceable."

On playing GMC in the future:

"It is something we will be keenly interested in.  If we can, I would like to."

Coach Rick Lafavers

"We came in wanting to win the game, but more importantly, we got some good playing time for those players who have not played much.   Plus, it will be a great evaluation of those guys.  We started preparations last Sunday, so we haven't had a great deal of time to get ready.  I thought they played hard.  I'm proud of the way they played."

About quarterback Spencer Pennington:

"It was important to see him in action.  We really haven't had the opportunity to see him in much live action, so today's game was really important for him.  There is more to being a good quarterback than just completing passes and we'll have a lot to evaluate from this game.  I thought he had great leadership in the huddle."

"Georgia Military has a good team.  You don't go 17-0 without being good.  It was a great game to play and I thought everyone got a lot out of it."

"It was fun being a head coach for this game.  There were certainly times of stress, and that makes me appreciate what Coach Fran goes through every week.  I enjoyed this opportunity."

#13 Spencer Pennington

"I thought it was a great experience for all of us.  We can look at the film and see what areas we need to improve on to get ready for Saturdays."

"We (players) are going to be here, together, for the next four years.  This will help us mold."

"This is the first time I've been in a game.  At first, I was pressing really bad.  I threw two picks. At halftime, I talked with the offensive line and I calmed down. The offensive line did a great job. I think it was a great experience for all of us."

#37 Joel Babb

"It was fun. I finally got a chance to play. They were a good team. Everyone had an opportunity to prove that we could play."

#1 Thurman Ward

"I thought playing in today's game was a good chance to show the coaches what I could do at receiver."

"I was successful in some areas.  Overall, we did a great job with the short week of preparation we had to get ready."

"This is a great learning experience for those who don't normally get into the varsity games as long as we keep a positive frame of mind and don't take it as a slap in the face."

#77 Bart Raulston

"I knew their center wasn't giving them any help up the middle, so I went inside and the ball just caught me."

"I loved it.  It was so much fun.  They told me in practice this week that I was going to carry the ball, but I wasn't counting on it.  All I was thinking when I got the ball was don't fumble it."

"A lot of guys got their first plays in college, and that's important.  I wish we would have had more time to prepare because those guys were no pushover."

GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY

Alabama JV vs. Georgia Military College
10/10/02
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Weather:  Raining, 72 degree, Wind 7 mph out of the southeast

Georgia Military won the toss and will defer.  Alabama will receive and defend the south goal.

Clay Crisp kicks off for Georgia Military to the two yard line.  Brooks returns for Alabama 19 yards to the 21.

A 1-10 A21.  Pennington incomplete for Givens.
A 2-10 A21.  Pennington runs for no gain.
A 3-10 A21.  Pennington incomplete intended for Ward.
A 4-10 A21.  Fountain punts 35 yards to GMC 44.

13:42

G 1-10 G44.  Hill carries for one yard.
G 2-9   G45.  Hall carries for six yards over right side to Alabama 49.
G 3-3   A49   Hall runs left gains five yards to Alabama 44.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-10  A44  Johnson incomplete intended for Stokes.
G 2-10  A44  Hall runs right for two yards to the Alabama 42.
G 3-8    A42  Johnson runs up middle for 18 yards to A24.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-10  A24  Hall runs for 7 yards to A17.
G 2-3    A17  Johnson runs right for five yards.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-10  A12  Hall runs left for 12 yards.  TOUCHDOWN

Crisp to kick PAT.  Blocked by Raulston.

GMC 6 Alabama 0
9 plays 56 yards
Time of drive 4:23
Clock time 9:19

Crisp kicks off to Goaline.  Returned by Brooks 29 yards.

A1-10  A29  Smith runs for two yards.
A 2-8   A31  Pennington complete to Givens for three yards to 34 yard line.
A 3-5   A34  Smith runs left for 27 yards to G39.  FIRST DOWN
A 1-10  G39  Pennington complete to Ward to G36 for 3 yards.
A 2-7   G36  Brooks carries left for 6 yards to G30.
A 3-1   G30  Rauls carries up middle to 2 yards to G28.  FIRST DOWN
A 1-10 G28  Pennington carries right, loss of one yard to G29.
A 2-11 G29  Pennington complete to Ward for 23 yards to G6.
A 1-goal  G6  Penalty.  Offsides GMC.  Half the distance to the goal
A 1-goal  G3  Pennington runs right loss of 4 to G7.
A 2-goal  G7  Smith carries up middle for 4 yards to G4.
A 3-goal  G4  Pennington incomplete intended for Ward.
A 4-goal  G4  McLaughlin attempts 22 yard field goal.  Kick is good.
GMC 6 Alabama 3

12 plays 67 yards
Time of Drive:  6:09
Clock Time:  3:10

McLaughlin kicks to G6.  Hall returns 28 yards to G34.

G 1-10  G34  Hall runs for 8 yards to G42.
G 2-2   G42   Glover carries for 7 yards to G49.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-10  G49  Hall runs for 14 yards to A37.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-10  A37  Johnson complete to Stokes for 34 yards to A3.  FIRST DOWN.
G 1-goal  A3  Hall carries for loss of 2 yards to A5.
G 2-goal  A5  Hall carries for five yards.  TOUCHDOWN.
Crisp to attempt PAT.  Kick is good.
 
GMC 13 Alabama 3
6 plays 66 yards
Time of Drive 2:35
Clock time:  0:35

Crisp to kick off for GMC to endzone.  Brooks returns 17 yards.

A 1-10  A17  Smith carries left for 26 yards to A43.  FIRST DOWN

****END OF QUARTER****

Start of Second Quarter

A 1-10  A43  Smith carries 2 yards to A45.
A  2-8   A45  Illegal procedure on offense.  Loss of 5 yards
A  2-13  A40  Pennington complete to Ward for 4 yards to A44
A  3-9   A44  Pennington intercepted by Autry returned 2 yards.  Intended for Ward.
 
12:55

G 1-10  G46  Hall carries for 7 yards to A47.
G 2-3   A47  Hall carries for 2 yards to A45.
G 3-1   A45  Hall carries for 38 yards to A7.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-goal  A7  Hall carries for 2 yards to A5.
G 2-goal  A5  Johnson carries for one yard to A4.
G 3-goal  A4  Johnson runs for a loss of  3 yards to A7.
G 4-goal  A7  Crisp to attempt a field goal.  Kick is no good.
 
8:50

A 1-10  A20  Pennington carries.  Fumble loss of 11 yards.  Recovered by Smith.
A 2-21  A9    Pennington incomplete intended for Ward.  Broken up by Endsley.
A 3-21  A9  Pennington incomplete, intended for Givens.
A 4-21  A9  Fountain to punt.  Punts for 45 yards.  Stokes returns for 39 yards.
 
7:25

G 1-10 A15  Hall carries left for 11 yards to A4.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-goal  A4  Hall carries for 4 yards.  TOUCHDOWN.
Crisp to attempt PAT.  Kick is good.
 
GMC 20 Alabama 3
2 plays 15 yards
Time of drive 0:20
Clock time 7:05

Crisp to kickoff.  Kicks to endzone.  Touchback

A 1-10  A20  Smith carries for loss of four yards.  Fumble recovered by Sanders.
A 2-14  A16  Rauls carries for loss of one yard.
A 3-15  A15  Pennington incomplete intended for Givens.  Broken up by Simmons.
A 4-15  A15  Fountain to punt.  Punts for 50 yards to G35.  Stokes returns for 3 yards to G38.
 
4:55

G 1-10  G38  Johnson incomplete intended for Stokes
G 2-10  G38  Hall carries for loss of 2 yards to G36.
G 3-12  G36  Johnson carries for one yard to G37.
G 4-11  G37  Crisp punts for 63 yards to endzone.  Touchback.
 
2:40

A 1-20  A10  Pennington complete to Babb for 6 yards A26.
A 2-4    A26  Smith fumbles for loss 5. Recovered by Brown..
 
1:50

G 1-10 A21  Johnson runs for loss of 4.
G 2-14 A25  Johnson sacked by Brunson for loss of 7 to A32.
G 3-21 A32  Johnson incomplete intended for Stokes broken up by Tyrus.
G 4-21 A32  Johnson incomplete intended for Hall.

0:35

A 1-10 A32  Pennington incomplete intended for Babb.
A 2-10 A32  Pennington complete to Babb to G43 for 25 yards.  FIRST DOWN

Timeout Alabama

A 1-10 G43  Pennington intercepted by Hodges intended for Givens.  3 yard return

:09

G 1-10 G18  Hall carries for a loss of 10 yards

****END OF HALF****

Start of Third Quarter

15:00

Alabama to kickoff. 

Fox kicks off to G5.  Returned by Staley for 19 yards to G24

G 1-10 G24  Hall carries for one yard to G25.
G 2-9   G25  Johnson incomplete for Williams.
G 3-9   G25  Johnson carries for 7 yards to G32.
G 4-2   G32  Crisp punts for 48 yards.  Brooks returns 11 yards A32
 
12:50

A 1-10  G32 Pennington complete to Ward for 23 yards to G45.  FIRST DOWN
A 1-10  G45 Rauls carries for 7 yards to G38.
A 2-3    G45 Brooks carries for no gain.
A 3-3    G45 Rauls carries for 10 yards to G28.  FIRST DOWN
A 1-10  G28 Pennington incomplete, intended for Givens.
A 2-10  G28 Rauls carries loss of 6 yards to G34.
A 3-16  G34 Pennington complete to Babb for 34 yards.  TOUCHDOWN.
Fox to attempt PAT.  Kick is good.

GMC 20 Alabama 10
7 plays 68 yards
Time of Drive 3:37
Clock 9:13

Giardina kicks off.  Out of bounds.

G 1-10 G35  Hall carries for 2 yards to G37.
G 2-9  G37  Penalty.  Offensive Pass interference.  15 yard penalty
G 2-24 G22  Johnson incomplete, broken up by McMullin
G 3-24 G22  Johnson carries for 8 yards to G30.
G 4-16 G30  Crisp punts 41 yards to A29.  Brooks fair catch.
 
7:13

A 1-10 A30  Rauls carries for loss of 5 yards to A25
A 2-15 A25  Pennington complete to Givens for 5 yards to A30.
A 3-10 A30  Pennington sacked for loss of 7 yards by Hart to A23.
Timeout Alabama
A 4-17 A23  Fountain punts for 44 yards to G33.
 
4:50

G 1-10 G33  Glover carries for no gain.
G 2-10 G33  Penalty.  Pass interference on the defense.  FIRST DOWN
G 1-10 A45  Hall carries to A42 for 3 yards.
G 2-7   A42  Johnson carries for a loss of 8 yards to 50.  Fumble recovered by Davidson caused by McBride.
 
2:39

A 1-10 A50  Rauls carries for 3 yards to G47.
A 2-7  G47   Pennington incomplete intended for Babb.
A 3-7  G47   Pennington incomplete intended for Babb.
A 4-7  G47   Pennington complete to Givens for 13 yards to G34. FIRST DOWN.
A 1-10 G34  Pennington incomplete intended for Cox.
A 2-10 G34  Rauls carries for 16 yards to G18. FIRST DOWN
A 1-10 G18  Pennington incomplete.
A 2-10 G18  Smith carries for 9 yards to G9.
 
****END OF QUARTER****

Start of Fourth Quarter

A 2-1  G9  Raulston carries to 4 yards.  FIRST DOWN
Timeout Alabama
A 1-goal  G5  Smith carries for loss of 6.  Fumbles.  Byrd recovers returns 52 yards to A33.  Penalty 15 yard personal foul against Alabama
 
13:47

G 1-10 A22  Hall carries 22 yards.  TOUCHDOWN
Penalty.  Delay of game. 5 yards.
Crisp to attempt PAT.  Kick  is no good.
 
GMC 26 Alabama 10
1 play 22 yards
Time of drive 0:17
Clock 13:30

Crisp kicks off to endzone.  Brooks returns 17 yards to A17.

A 1-10 A17  Pennington complete to Babb for 25 yards to A42. FIRST DOWN
A 1-10 A42  Pennington incomplete.
A 2-10 A42  Pennington complete to Babb for 7 yards to A49.  Fumbles Babb Recovers.
A 3-3   A49  Pennington incomplete intended to Babb.
A 4-3   A49  Pennington complete to Babb for 9 yards.  FIRST DOWN
A 1-10  G42  Pennington complete to Babb for 8 yards to G34.
A 2-2    G34  Rauls carries up middle for 9 yards to G25.  FIRST DOWN
A 1-10  G25  Team (bad snap) carries for loss of 13 to G38.
A 2-23  G38  Pennington incomplete intended for Babb.
A 3-23  G38  Pennington incomplete intended for Miller.
Penalty, illegal participation on Alabama loss of 5 yards
A 4-28   G43  Pennington complete to Stutz for 9 yards to G35. Change of possession
 
9:19

G 1-10 G35 Hall carries for 4 yards to G39.
G 2-6   G39  Hall carries for 22 yards to A39. FIRST DOWN
G 1-10  A39  Hall carries for 4 yards to A35.
G 2-6    A35  Hall carries for loss of 4 yards to A39.
G 3-10  A39  Johnson incomplete intended for Robinson.
G 4-10  A39  Crisp punts for 29 yards to A10.  No return
 
5:56

A 1-10 A10  Pennington incomplete intended for Givens.
A 2-10 A10  Pennington loses 2 yards to the A8.
A 3-12 A8    Pennington complete to Givens for 9 yards to A17.
A 4-3   A17  Pennington sacked by Brown for loss of 12 to A5.
 
4:42

G 1-goal A5  Hall carries for 2 yards to A3
G 2-goal A3  Hall carries for 3 yards.  TOUCHDOWN
Crisp to attempt PAT.  Kick is good.
 
GMC 33 Alabama 10
2 plays 5 yards
Time of drive 0:48
Clock 3:54

Crisp kicks off to 7 yard line.  Returned by McBride for 17 yards to A24.

A 1-10 A24  Pennington incomplete intended for Ward.
A 2-10 A24  Smith carries for one yard to A25
A 3-9  A25  Pennington incomplete intended for Babb.
A 4-9  A25  Fountain punts for 48 yards.  Stokes returns for loss of 13 yards.
 
0:58

G 1-10 G15 Peppers carries for a loss of 3 yards to G12.

****END OF GAME****

GMC 33 Alabama 10