TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Greg McElroy solidified his lead for
Alabama's starting quarterback job as he outplayed two other
contenders in Alabama's spring game Saturday.
McElroy completed 16-of-30 passes for 189 yards and two
touchdowns to lead the crimson team to a 14-7 win over the white
team in the A-Day game. McElroy threw two interceptions. The game
was played before a near-packed crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium
estimated by university officials at 84,050.
McElroy's completions included a 52-yard touchdown toss to Julio
Jones in the first quarter and a 10-yard scoring pass to Mike McCoy
in the second.
Quarterbacks Star Jackson and Thomas Darrah had their moments
but could not move the ball consistently against the stiff Crimson
Tide defense. Darrah completed 8-of-22 passes for 113 yards and
Jackson was 4-for-13 for 52 yards and threw two interceptions.