By: Garrett Franks
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– On a gloomy day in Tuscaloosa the White team bested the Crimson side by the score of 25-7.
The white team, led by the 2nd team offense and the 1st team defense had their way with the Bryce Young led crimson team.
Young struggled to maintain consistency as he had a plethora of drops from his wide-outs, finishing 14-29 with one interception. One of the main reasons Young had issues today is his follow co-captain Will Anderson who lived in the backfield. While only accumulating two sacks, he was constantly in Young’s face providing pressure for the entire first-half. Coach Nick Saban even joked they weren’t going to play Anderson in the 2nd half to give the offense a chance.
It was much more smooth sailing for the elusive Jalen Milore. Milroe finished 11 for 23 with 149 yards through the air, one TD along with a INT. Christian Leary was Milroe’s favorite target hitting him five times for 106 yards and a 57-yard TD.
Special teams statically had one of the best days. Jack Martian and Will Reichard both finished 3-3 with longs of 44 (Reichard) and 40 (Martian).
Jamayr Gibbs was the stand-out today though, gaining 100 yards on nine carries with a 75-yard touchdown run where he was untouched.
Another unit that struggled to impress was the offensive-line group. A total of 15 sacks were given-up by the unit. Dallas Turner of the Crimson team led the game with 3 sacks.
Jaymr Gibbs was the media’s pick for MVP, while Jamil Burroughs was awarded the lineman player of the game finishing with two sacks and two tackles for loss.
Due to heavy rain in the area a hot clock was implemented to speed the game up, which led to the game only lasting around an hour and 45 minutes.
The Crimson Tide finish up Spring relatively unscathed with injury, looking to continue that luck heading into summer practices. The Tide will be back in action this September as their first match-up of the season will come against Utah St. on the 3rd.