Football at Texas A&M Postgame Notes

Sept. 14, 2013

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ALABAMA CAPTAINS • Alabama's captains for today's game at Texas A&M were AJ McCarron, C.J. Mosley and Ed Stinson. The Aggies won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

SERIES NOTES • With the win Alabama leads the series with Texas A&M, 4-2. The Crimson Tide is now 2-0 in College Station at Kyle Field.

GENERAL NOTES • The Crimson Tide is 64-3 when leading at the half under head coach Nick Saban.

• With Kevin Norwood's 22-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, Alabama has scored in 158 consecutive games - the longest streak in program history.

• With the win, Alabama extended its streak of wins away from Bryant-Denny Stadium to 15. The 15-game streak includes both true road games and neutral-site games.

• Alabama has scored 42 or more points in four of its last six games.

• Actual attendance was sold-out crowd of 87,596. It is the fourth largest crowd at Kyle Field.

OFFENSIVE NOTES • Alabama has scored at least one rushing touchdown in 14 of the last 15 games.

• Tide quarterback AJ McCarron tossed four touchdowns today. He connected wth four different receivers for scores, the first time in his Alabama career to do that.

• With his 334 yards, AJ McCarron passed Brodie Croyle for the No. 2 spot in Alabama's record book for total offense with 6,349 total yards. In addition, his 20 completions moved the senior quarterback into second place for his career, passing John Parker Wilson. McCarron currently has 490 completions for his career and moved into second place on the UA career passing yards list with 6,400. Wilson is the career passing yards leader with 7,924 from 2005-08.

• Running back T.J. Yeldon has rushed for at least one touchdown in the last seven consecutive games. The last time the sophomore did not record a rushing touchdown was at LSU on Nov. 3, 2012.

• Running back T.J. Yeldon recorded the sixth 100-yard rushing game of his career. He finished with 149 yards and 1 touchdown on 25 carries.

DEFENSIVE NOTES • Defensive back Cyrus Jones recorded the first interception of his career in the second quarter, pulling in a pass from Johnny Manziel in the end zone. That interception set up the Crimson Tide's third touchdown of the game.

• For the second consecutive game, defensive back Vinnie Sunseri got in the end zone after picking off the opponent's quarterback. He is the first Tide player to score after intercepting the ball in back-to-back games since Antonio Langham did so in 1992 against Auburn (61-yard int.) and Florida (27-yard int.). Langham is the only Alabama player to record non-offensive touchdowns in three straight games, adding a blocked punt return for five yards against Mississippi State prior to the Auburn game.

 

 

     
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