Alabama Football: A-Day 2013 By The Numbers


There’s one rule you should always stick to with the A-Day game: It always important not to over-analyze the stats and be nit-picky about the numbers about such games. Then again, it’s the first and only hint of football we ever get to see until the Fall. So it’s tempting to look at this stuff as if this game will define the season. Either way, let’s break down some of the numbers and see what we can find:


If you watched the A-Day game yesterday, this is the one number you probably found obvious. There were 10 turnovers total from both the Crimson and White teams. Six of these turnovers came from interceptions, two coming from each of the quarterbacks of AJ McCarron, Blake Sims and Cooper Bateman. The rest were cause by a few fumbles and a turnover on downs.


That’s the number of yards junior DB Vinnie Sunseri ran after intercepting an AJ McCarron pass to give the Crimson team their first touchdown with time expiring in the second quarter. He finished the day with three tackles, including a shared one for a loss.


That’s the number of the defensive player that had a solid day Saturday: Nick Perry. He intercepted two passes from the Crimson team on the first two drives of the game, returned for 42 yards. He also has three solo tackles, a tackle for a loss and broke up a pass.


That the number of sacks that occurred between both teams, one for each. There were also 5 tackles for loss. I know it’s not exactly the best method to look deeply into the stats, but it seems the O-line had a pretty good day. We will see if that holds when the season starts.


That’s the number of all-purpose yards sophmore TJ Yeldon had for the A-Day game. He led the White team with seven receptions for 60 yards, his longest catch going for 13 yards. He also led White in rushing with 69 total yards.

Irrelevant Stat: 78,315

That was attendance number at the 2013 A-Day game, the second-fewest since Saban arrived only by 115 people. Still, it’s the sixth-largest crowd ever to attend the annual spring game and comparatively to other SEC schools, that’s still a lot.

Compared to Auburn:0-for-2

While the Auburn A-Day game set an attendance record, mainly because it will be the final time they roll the Toomer’s Corner trees before they are taken down, there was one stat that should be noted. Cody Parkey missed both field goals in the game, one from 39 and another from 36.

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