The Crimson Tide had their first preseason scrimmage on Saturday. While reporters and the public were not allowed into Bryant-Denny Stadium, the University did release a partial list of statistics from the day:
AJ McCarron: 13-21, 267 yards, 3 TDs, INT
Blake Sims: 4-53, TD
Derrick Henry: 11-38, TD
Tyren Jones: 5-38
T.J. Yeldon 6-35
Amari Cooper: 4-182, 3 TDS
Jalston Fowler: 3-38
C.J. Mosley: 4 tackles, INT, PBU
Jarrick Williams: 4 tackles
HaHa Clinton-Dix: 3 tackles, INT, PBU
* Ed Stinson - 3 tackles, 1 sack
* Vinnie Sunseri - 3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery
* Passing Touchdowns (3): AJ McCarron - 3 (75 yards, 60 yards, 39 yards)
* Rushing Touchdowns (2): Derrick Henry - 1 (3 yards); Blake Sims - 1 (30 yards)
* Receiving Touchdowns (3): Amari Cooper - 3 (75 yards, 60 yards, 39 yards)
A few observations:
- The team continued on through a rainstorm that hit Bryant-Denny.
- Despite the interception, AJ McCarron's performance would rate a 206.3 QB rating.
- Amari Cooper has picked up right where he left off.
- It's good to see Jalston Fowler is back.
- Lost in the plethora of running back talent has been true freshman Tyren Jones. His 7.6 yard per carry should get some notice. Jones is a 4-star from Marietta, GA. He is listed at 5-9 215 lbs.
- In this age of five receiver sets, do you think there is a chance the Tide brings back the wishbone? B)
* Updated stats in italics.