Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches White team's A.J. McCarron, right, during the fourth quarter of Alabama's annual A-Day spring college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, April 17, 2010. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton )
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Quarterback Greg McElroy and tailback Mark Ingram had solid performances this afternoon as the White team defeated the Crimson 23-17 tie at Alabama’s A-Day spring football game.
McElroy completed 11 of 17 first-half passes for 130 yards and had a 39-yard touchdown toss to Marquis Maze in the second quarter that put the Crimson ahead 10-7. Ingram, who won last season’s Heisman Trophy, rushed nine times for 90 yards and had a 60-yard carry early in the third quarter that set up a 5-yard Eddie Lacy scoring run that made it 17-7.
A.J. McCarron helped rally the White team and threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson on the game’s final play.
The biggest number was the attendance, as a crowd of 91,312 watched the defending national champions.
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David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...