Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

AJ McCarron, Passing Game Putting Up Big Spring Numbers

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

AJ McCarron, Passing Game Putting Up Big Spring Numbers

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TUSCALOOSA | If the University of Alabama's annual A-Day Game plays anything offensively like the statistical results of two prior scrimmages, A-Day fans expecting fireworks from quarterback AJ McCarron and his weapons won't be disappointed.

And it may look awfully familiar.

The Crimson Tide's two-year starter has thrown nine touchdown passes and one interception -- a nearly identical ratio to his 2012 season (30-3).

He's completed 67.9 percent of his passes over two scrimmages, awfully close to last year, as well (67.2).

Some of the key figures in the offense around McCarron have yardage and touchdowns stacked in the scrimmage stockpile as well.

Saturday, when sophomore wide receiver Amari Cooper will open play seeking his sixth spring touchdown, several key defensive figures will be out or limited.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley, is expected to be under noncontact status, as he's been all spring. Cornerback John Fulton is not expected to play, and experienced middle linebacker Trey DePriest will certainly not play. …

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