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'Bama Fills Stadium for Saban's "debut"

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama fans filled Bryant-Denny Stadium
for the first spring game under Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide drew an overflow crowd of 92,138-plus fans Saturday.

That nearly doubled the school's previous A-Day attendance record and
university officials had to start turning people away in the first half. Saban says the turnout "shows the passion that people have for the University of Alabama."

Quarterback John Parker Wilson led the White team to a 20-to-13 win over the Crimson, which was led by the first-team defense. He completed 18-of-36 passes for 244 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Receiver D-J Hall was the MVP after catching five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. The previous high attendance for an Alabama A-Day game was 51,117 at Birmingham's Legion Field in 1988.
Admission was free.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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