Sept. 28, 2013
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Alabama Postgame Notes
Alabama's captains for tonight's game against Ole Miss were AJ McCarron, C.J. Mosley and Kevin Norwood. Ole Miss won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.
With tonight's win, Alabama leads the Ole Miss series 47-9-2 (51-8-2 before NCAA rulings) with 10 straight wins and 27 of the last 29 games in the series dating back to the 1977 season (excluding NCAA rulings).
Alabama has had 17 games since 2009 against undefeated AP ranked teams and has handed that opponent the first loss of the season in 15 of those matchups.
Alabama has won 24 straight games in the month of September, with its last loss coming on Sept. 29, 2007, to 22nd-ranked Florida State in Jacksonville, Fla.
Last loss in September came on September 20th to Florida State in Jacksonville by a score of 21-14. Since that time, UA has won 23 straight September contests.
Alabama led Ole Miss, 9-0, at halftime tonight. With the 25-0 victory, the Crimson Tide is 66-3 when leading at the half under head coach Nick Saban.
For the fifth time in its last eight games, Alabama has held its opponent scoreless in the first half. In addition to tonight's game, the Crimson Tide shut out Colorado State (Sept. 21, 2013), Notre Dame (Jan. 7, 2013), Auburn (Nov. 24, 2012) and Western Carolina (Nov. 17, 2012) during the first two quarters of play.
With senior kicker Cade Foster's 28-yard field goal in the first quarter, Alabama has scored in 160 consecutive games - the longest streak in program history.
Today's attendance was a sellout of 101,821. That marks the 59th sellout crowd in the last 60 games at Bryant-Denny Stadium dating back to the Auburn game on Nov. 20, 2004.
Sophomore T.J. Yeldon's 68-yard rush in the third quarter was the longest of his career to date. He finished the game with 121 rushing yards, reaching the 100-yard rushing mark for the seventh time in his career and second time this season.
Senior AJ McCarron completed 25 passes in tonight's game, setting a new career high. He recorded 23 completions twice in 2011, last against LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game. It is McCarron's eighth game with 20 or more completions.
True freshman Eddie Jackson picked off Laquon Treadwell's pass at the Alabama 27-yard line for the first interception of his career. The Crimson Tide has four interceptions thus far on the season with one in the season opener against Virginia Tech and two in its win at Texas A&M.
Under head coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide has held opponents to 10 points or fewer 43 times since the start of the 2007 season. The Crimson Tide has shut out the opposition 11 times during the Saban era.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Senior kicker Cade Foster sent a 53-yard bomb through the uprights, setting a new career long. His previous best of 52 yards came on Sept. 22, 2012, against Florida Atlantic.
Senior kicker Cade Foster hit three field goals, first from 28 yards, then from 53 yards and another just as the half ended from 42 yards, to set a new career high in field goals made in a game. He had previously hit two in four games, last against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 22, 2012.
Alabama remains at home, hosting Georgia State at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11:21 a.m. for Homecoming. The Crimson Tide and Panthers will be meeting for the second time in program history.
Ole Miss Postgame Notes
Tonight's meeting was the 61st all-time between Ole Miss and Alabama ... Alabama now leads the series 47-9-2 and has won 10 straight meetings.
This was the first time that the Rebels and Crimson Tide met when they were both nationally ranked since 2009.
(All Seniors): Tyler Campbell (P), Mike Marry (LB), Emmanuel McCray (OL) and Andrew Ritter (K)
Derrick Jones (DB)
Tonight's attendance at Bryant-Denny Stadium was 101,821.
The Rebels were shut out for the first time since the 1998 Arkansas game, snapping a streak of 151 straight games with a score.
Ole Miss was held scoreless in the first half for the first time since the 2011 Mississippi State game.
Ole Miss has started the season 3-1, matching last year's record through four games.
The Rebels' five-game win streak (which was their longest since 2008-09) was snapped.
The Rebels dropped their first road game of the year and are now 2-1 away from Oxford this season ... They have one more road game (Auburn) before a string of six straight games at home.
Ole Miss was out-gained in total yards for the first time this season (434-205).
The Rebels now own an all-time record of 631-493-35 (.560 winning percentage).
Ole Miss is now 151-83-7 (.641 winning pct) all-time during the month of September.
Ole Miss dropped to 0-10 all-time versus the nation's top-ranked team.
Junior WR Donte Moncrief led the Rebels with six catches for 60 yards, and freshman WR Laquon Treadwell followed with four catches for 51 yards.
Junior QB Bo Wallace was 17-of-31 passing for 159 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions ... He has still not thrown a pick this season.
The Rebels surrendered their first safety since last year's Georgia game.
The Rebel defense racked up seven TFLs against the Tide ... The D has 16 TFLs in the last two games.
Ole Miss forced Alabama into three fumbles, but the Rebels were unable to recover any of them.
Junior S Cody Prewitt picked off his third pass of the year, which ranks him among the nation's leaders in interceptions.
For the third straight game, junior LB Serderius Bryant led the team in tackles, this time with nine total (seven solo).
Freshman DB Tony Conner tied his season high with seven tackles (four solo), including a TFL.
Freshman Derrick Jones made his collegiate debut at cornerback and made four tackles (one solo).
Sophomore DE Channing Ward forced his second fumble of the season.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Senior P Tyler Campbell punted six times for a 44.0-yard average, including three that landed inside the 20.