Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy completed four passes to four different receivers in Alabama's…
Big Test Coming For McElroy
It rains in England, and as it turns out Greg McElroy had a little rain on his parade this week. The Alabama statistics crew had credited McElroy with a 13-15 passing performance in the Crimson Tide's 48-3 season opening victory over San Jose State. Sportswriters had him with three misses--an uncharacteristic drop by Julio Jones, an uncharacteristic misread by McElroy trying to force the ball to Jones, and the one the statsman gave to back-up quarterback A.J. McCarron, an overthrow of Marquis Maze. Thus, McElroy's completion percentage plummeted to 81.2 per cent as his performance against SJSU was adjusted to 13-16. He suffered no interceptions and accounted for 218 yards with one touchdown, a 48-yard strike to Maze. So all-in-all, it's likely his grade in the game was very acceptable. McElroy would have received a lower grade on the quiz he took Monday. The quiz, popped by sportswriters (we're going to get a bad reputation in Alabama's football offices!), was on Alabama vs. Penn...
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