April 2, 2016
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team held its first scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“This scrimmage was a lot like you’d expect a first scrimmage to be,” said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. “There were a lot of good things, and there were a lot of things that need to be cleaned up. We are looking at a lot of different people in a lot of different circumstances and situations.”
Bo Scarbrough led the offensive attack with 132 yards rushing and three touchdowns on nine carries, highlighted by a 95-yard touchdown run. Damien Harris added 36 yards on 12 carries and caught a pass out of the backfield.
ArDarius Stewart led the receivers with seven catches for 100 yards, including touchdown grabs of 40 and 18 yards. Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 50 yards.
Dalvin Tomlinson paced an active Alabama defense with a team-high eight tackles, including two sacks and two pass breakups. Rashaan Evans also notched eight stops and a sack while Ryan Anderson recorded seven tackles and a sack. Reuben Foster added seven stops and an interception return for a touchdown.
“I thought the effort was good,” added Saban. “The toughness was good. We got a lot of turns for a lot of players that needed the experience. The No. 1 thing about this is it really doesn’t matter about the result that anybody got out there today. It’s what are your goals? What do you need to do to accomplish the goals that you have? What sacrifices do you need to make? Who do you need to work with? Are you going to make the kind of choices and decisions to do the things you need to do to be the best that you can be and create the right habits so that you have the chance to play winning football? This gives us a great indication of where we are and what we need to do to improve.”
Alabama’s 2016 Golden Flake A-Day Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. (CT) inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. The A-Day Game is once again free to the public and will be broadcast on ESPN with Kirk Herbstreit, Joe Tessitore and Joey Galloway calling the action.
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ALABAMA FOOTBALL – SPRING SCRIMMAGE NO. 1 (April 2, 2016)
*Stats include 11-on-11, situational drills, red area, goal line, two-minute
Bo Scarbrough – 9 rushes, 132 yards, 3 TD
Jalen Hurts – 10 rushes, 57 yards
Damien Harris – 12 rushes, 36 yards
ArDarius Stewart – 7 rec., 100 yards, 2 TD
Calvin Ridley – 3 rec., 50 yards
Dalvin Tomlinson – 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 PBU
Rashaan Evans – 8 tackles, 1 sack
Reuben Foster – 7 tackles, 1 INT (returned for TD)
Ryan Anderson – 7 tackles, 1 sack