Nov. 9, 2013
Final Stats |
GAME CAPTAINS: Alabama’s captains for tonight’s game against LSU are AJ McCarron, C.J. Mosley and Anthony Steen. The Tigers won the coin toss and elected to defer the opening kickoff.
BEATING THE BEST: Alabama is 26-7 against the Associated Press top 25, including a 15-4 mark against AP top-10 teams over the past six seasons. The Crimson Tide is 3-0 thus far this year with tonight’s 38-17 victory in addition to the 49-42 win at No. 6 Texas A&M and the 25-0 win against No. 21 Ole Miss.
MOSLEY BOLSTERS THE TIDE DEFENSE: For the eighth time in his career, senior linebacker C.J. Mosley recorded 10 or more tackles, finishing the game with 12. He leads the Crimson Tide defense on the season with 71 total tackles, including 7 tackles for loss (14 yards), four quarterback hurries and five pass breakups.
HARD TO RUN THE BALL: In the last five years, the Crimson Tide defense has held its opponents below 100 yards rushing in 42 of 63 games (66.7 percent). Alabama held 11 teams below 100 yards rushing in 2009, 10 in 2011, 11 in 2012 and five so far in 2013. The Tigers finished the game with 43 yards on the ground.
McCARRON SETS CAREER PASSING YARDS RECORD: On the Crimson Tide’s second drive of the second quarter, senior signal-caller AJ McCarron set the UA career passing yard record, moving ahead of John Parker Wilson (7,924 yards from 2005-08) for the No. 1 spot. With his 179 yards in the game, McCarron now has 7,997 for his career.
YELDON RUSHES FOR OVER 100: For the ninth time in his career, sophomore running back T.J. Yeldon eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark. He finished the game with 133 yards on the ground on a career-high 25 carries and two touchdowns.
SCORING STREAK CONTINUES: With Cade Foster’s 41-yard field goal in the first quarter, Alabama has scored in 165 consecutive games – the longest streak in program history.
HOWARD GOES 52 YARDS FOR THE SCORE: Freshman tight end O.J. Howard recorded the second touchdown of his Alabama career in the second quarter of tonight’s game, going 52 yards for the score. The catch was the longest of the season, surpassing his previous high of 27 set at Texas A&M. He finished the game
RUSHING TDs: For the 18th consecutive game, Alabama has recorded at least one rushing touchdown and has had multiple scores on the ground in 16 of those 18 contests.