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McElroy leads Alabama QBs in spring game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Greg McElroy solidified his lead for Alabama's starting quarterback job as he outplayed two other contenders in Alabama's spring game Saturday.

McElroy completed 16-of-30 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns to lead the crimson team to a 14-7 win over the white team in the A-Day game. McElroy threw two interceptions. The game was played before a near-packed crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium estimated by university officials at 84,050.

McElroy's completions included a 52-yard touchdown toss to Julio Jones in the first quarter and a 10-yard scoring pass to Mike McCoy in the second.

Quarterbacks Star Jackson and Thomas Darrah had their moments but could not move the ball consistently against the stiff Crimson Tide defense. Darrah completed 8-of-22 passes for 113 yards and Jackson was 4-for-13 for 52 yards and threw two interceptions.

South Carolina plays at Alabama on Oct. 17.