TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Playing with the offensive starters on the Crimson Team, Sims completed 13 of 30 passes for 178 yards in a 17-14 loss to the White Team. Sims had a late touchdown and two interceptions.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Nick Marshall threw four touchdowns in two quarters as Auburn's first team routed its second team 58-3 on Saturday in a spring football game. Marshall, the Tigers' starter last season who occasionally struggled through the air, completed 13 of 22 passes for 236 yards. Wearing an orange non-contact jersey, Marshall kept only once on a zone-read play. Corey Grant gained 128 yards on just five carries, including a 54-yard touchdown run.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's trip to the BCS championship game cost $3.13 million, mostly for transportation and meals. The university released a breakdown of expenses Saturday in response to open records requests. The Tigers lost 34-31 to Florida State at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Auburn spent $1.68 million on transportation costs for 848 people, including the band and cheerleaders.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Oklahoma and Florida are co-champions in NCAA women's gymnastics. LSU finished third at 197.60 followed by Alabama, which held a slight lead before having to count a fall on the balance beam on the final rotation.
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