Alabama puts new passing game on display in spring game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama didn't quite pack the house for its spring game this time.

John Parker Wilson passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Crimson to a 24-14 win Saturday over the White before an announced crowd of 78,200 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. That's believed to be the second most to attend a spring game nationally behind last year's full house.

It was the fans' first glimpse of the offense put in by new coordinator Jim McElwain, and of several young receivers that will likely have to play key roles next season.

Redshirt freshman Darius Hanks had four catches for 102 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown from backup quarterback Greg McElroy.
Sophomore Earl Alexander had four catches, and returning starter Mike McCoy gained 101 yards on six catches.

The game MVP was Terry Grant, who took a swing pass from Wilson 75 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The most valuable lineman was defensive end Alfred McCullough.


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