Backups step up
Alabama's reserves get valuable playing time against Western Carolina
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The rows of empty seats and abandoned crimson cushions were apropos of the matchup: No. 4 Alabama versus an unranked, one-win Western Carolina team. Not many fans wanted to make the trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium to watch the Crimson Tide pummel an overmatched, underwhelming opponent.
But like A-Day or a scrimmage, where the crowd is usually less than a sellout and gone midway through the third quarter, there's still something to see -- the team's future. In the moments ...
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