TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was not the most dynamic debut for Alabama’s offense under new coordinator Lane Kiffin during this afternoon’s A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Crimson, which contained the first-team offense, lost to the White 17-13. All of the scoring took place in the second half.
Tailback T.J. Yeldon scored the first touchdown for the Crimson, but his 1-yard run capped just a 7-yard drive that resulted from linebacker Tim Williams stripping tailback Kenyan Drake and recovering the fumble. The Crimson’s second score came with 21 seconds remaining on a 55-yard pass from Blake Sims to Chris Black.
Defensive lineman D.J. Pettway scored the first touchdown of A-Day, intercepting Sims and racing 29 yards to put the White up 7-0 early in the third quarter. Adam Griffith put the White back up 10-7 on the final play of the third quarter, but the 41-yard field goal would be Griffith’s only make in three attempts.
Cooper Bateman, who had the best day among the quarterbacks, threw a 32-yard touchdown to ArDarius Stewart with 2:37 to play to put the White up 17-7.
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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 ...