2014 Alabama CPU Game Summaries USC 31 @ Alabama 38 Alabama got a shot to look at its depth chart in the opener but for the wrong reasons. Usually the only time you see the 2nd and 3rd string guys is in a blow out. Today you saw the backups at key positions leading the team to victory. On HB Sylvester Shuler's first touch of the season he was on the ground and later taken to the training room and never returned. Back up So. Stephen Sanchez was summons to take his place. Sanchez showed good vision and ran hard on 24 carries for 111 yards. So. Wayne Miller also saw action and had the Tides longest run of 25 yards for a TD. The TD was the final score of the game with 59 seconds left. Bama's QB play opened the door for lots of questions with early SEC play looming only a week away. First year starter So. James McGlaughlin ended last season stong, closing out the final two Alabama games in relief of slumpping Senior AJ McCarron. McGlaughlin struggled with his defensive reads and missed a couple of open targets on hurried throws. He also spent the 3rd quarter on the sideline getting treatment for a strained shoulder. He finished the day 11-22 117 yards 2 TD's and 3 picks. Backup So. Riley Neal playing in the 3rd quarter completed a TD pass before being carted off the field. 3rd string true freshman Dylan Mason was forced into the game to finish off the 3rd quarter. The Bama defense forced two turnovers an interception returned for a TD and a fumble that lead to a Tide score. USC was held to a net 54 yards on the ground and 5-17 on 3rd down. Beyond a 70 yard TD pass the defense played outstanding and had its back against the wall with the 3 offensive turnovers.