Thursday, October 10, 2002
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."
Alabama JV vs. Georgia Military College
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 1-20 A10 Pennington complete to Babb for 6 yards A26.
A 2-4 A26 Smith fumbles for loss 5. Recovered by Brown..
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.
A 1-10 A32 Pennington incomplete intended for Babb.
A 2-10 A32 Pennington complete to Babb to G43 for 25 yards. FIRST DOWN
A 1-10 G43 Pennington intercepted by Hodges intended for Givens. 3 yard return
G 1-10 G18 Hall carries for a loss of 10 yards
****END OF HALF****
Start of Third Quarter
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
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
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.
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.
A 4-17 A23 Fountain punts for 44 yards to G33.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
G 1-10 G15 Peppers carries for a loss of 3 yards to G12.
****END OF GAME****
GMC 33 Alabama 10