FINAL POST GAME NOTES - ALABAMA 63, GEORGIA STATE 7

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Nov. 18, 2010

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HOME WINNING STREAK: With the victory over Georgia State, Alabama has now won 20 consecutive games at Bryant-Denny Stadium dating back to the home opener against Tulane in 2008. It is tied for the second-longest streak in school history at Bryant-Denny Stadium, originally set from Nov. 1, 1941, to Nov. 11, 1950. The longest winning streak at Bryant-Denny Stadium is 57 games from Oct. 26, 1963, to Nov. 13, 1982. During the current streak, the Crimson Tide is 11-0 against SEC competition, 9-0 against non-conference opponents and 5-0 against top 25 teams.

Longest Winning Streaks at Bryant-Denny Stadium
57           Oct. 26, 1963 - Nov. 13, 1982
20           Nov. 1, 1941 - Nov. 11, 1950
20           Sept. 6, 2008 - Present
18           Sept. 28, 1929 - Sept. 28, 1935
16           Nov. 23, 1957 - Oct. 12, 1963
16           Nov. 9, 1935 - Oct. 12, 1940

SCORING DEFENSE: Alabama has been extremely stingy at home this season, allowing just 19 first-half points in six home contests and just 39 points overall in Bryant-Denny Stadium this season.

NATIONAL INTERCEPTIONS LEADER: With four interceptions against Georgia State, the Crimson Tide has moved into the national lead with 21 interceptions on the season. That total moves Alabama into the conference lead ahead of Florida. Alabama also moved ahead of Florida, Ohio State, Tulsa and Boston College for the national lead. Alabama finished second nationally with 24 interceptions last season (one behind Texas) and managed 14 interceptions during the 2008 season.
ALABAMA’S MOST INTERCEPTIONS IN A SEASON

25................ 1979
24................ 1968
24 .............. 1966
24................ 1952
22................ 1992
22................ 1962
21................ 1981
21.......... 2010
20................ 1991
20................ 1987
20................ 1973
20................ 1971
20................ 1966
20................ 1959
20................ 1954
20................ 1950

MOSLEY WITH ANOTHER PICK 6: True freshman linebacker C.J. Mosley intercepted a Georgia State pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown to give Alabama a 21-0 lead in the second quarter, Mosley’s second interception return for a touchdown this season. He also took an interception 35 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter against Florida to give Alabama a 31-6 lead over the Gators.

INTERCEPTION RETURNS FOR TOUCHDOWN – SEASON
2      C.J. Mosley                     2010

2      Rashad Johnson            2008
2      Cedric Samuel               1995
2      Antonio Langham         1992
2      Bobby Johns                  1966
2      Hootie Ingram               1952
1      By many, last by Marcell Dareus 2009

INTERCEPTION RETURNS FOR TOUCHDOWN – CAREER
3      Antonio Langham         1990-93
2      C.J. Mosley                     2010
2      Rashad Johnson            2005-08
2      Charlie Peprah              2002-05
2      Reggie Myles                  1998-2001
2      Steve Higginbotham     1969-71
2      Bobby Johns                  1965-67
2      Hootie Ingram               1952-54

BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: Brandon Gibson’s return of a blocked punt by Chavis Williams gave Alabama a 35-0 lead in the second quarter. That touchdown marked the first blocked punt returned for a touchdown by Alabama since Chris Rogers returned a punt blocked by Roy Upchurch 17 yards for a score against Tulane on Sept. 6, 2008. Prior to that, Alabama’s last blocked punt came on Sept. 26, 2009, against Arkansas (Lorenzo Washington).

McELROY SETS ACCURACY RECORD: Senior quarterback Greg McElroy exited the game with 6:46 left in the second quarter and Alabama leading, 35-0, but not before setting a single-game Alabama record for completion percentage. McElroy completed 12 of 13 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns. That set a completion percentage of 92.3 percent, the Alabama record for highest completion percentage in a game with a minimum of 10 completions.

HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE – GAME
(Minimum 10 Completions)
92.3%    Greg McElroy vs. Georgia State (12 of 13)                            Nov. 18, 2010
86.7%    Greg McElroy vs. North Texas (13 of 15)                                 Sept. 19, 2009
86.7%    Walter Lewis vs. Mississippi (13 of 15)                                    Sept. 17, 1983
86.7%    Danny Woodson at Vanderbilt (13 of 15)                               Sept. 28, 1991
84.6%    Harry Gilmer vs. Georgia Tech (11 of 13)                                 Nov. 15, 1947

(Minimum 15 Completions)
84.2%    Ken Stabler at Mississippi (16 of 19)                                           Oct. 1, 1966
81.8%    Andrew Zow vs. Mississippi (18 of 22)                                      Oct. 14, 2000
80.0%    John Parker Wilson at Arkansas (16 of 20)                             Sept. 23, 2006

(Minimum 20 Completions)
80.0%    Tyler Watts at South Carolina (20 of 25)                                 Sept. 39, 2001
76.5%    Jay Barker vs. Georgia (26 of 34)                                                  Oct. 1, 1994
75.9%    Andrew Zow vs. Auburn (22 of 29)                                          Nov. 18, 2000
75.9%    Scott Hunter vs. Mississippi (22 of 29)                                         Oct. 4, 1969

(Minimum 30 Completions)
79.4%    Greg McElroy at South Carolina (27 of 34)                                  Oct. 9, 2010
69.6%    Gary Hollingsworth vs. Tennessee (32 of 46)                           Oct. 21, 1989
69.6%    John Parker Wilson vs. Tennessee (32 of 46)                           Oct. 20, 2007
54.5%    Scott Hunter vs. Auburn (30 of 55)                                          Nov. 29, 1969

JONES CLOSING IN ON RECORD: With seven catches for 86 yards against Georgia State, Julio Jones has 65 catches for 885 yards this season. That is tied for second for catches in a season and ranks Jones fifth in receiving yards in a season.

RECEPTIONS – SEASON
67           DJ Hall (1,005 yards)                           2007
65           Freddie Milons (733 yards)                1999
65           Julio Jones (885 yards)                      2010
62           DJ Hall (1,056 yards)                           2006
61           David Palmer (1,000 yards)               1993
58           Julio Jones (924 yards)                        2008

RECEIVING YARDS – SEASON
1,056      DJ Hall (62 catches)                              2006
1,005      DJ Hall (67 catches)                              2007
1,000      David Palmer (61 catches)                  1993
924         Julio Jones (58 catches)                       2008
885         Julio Jones (65 catches)                      2010
820         Dennis Homan (54 catches)                1967
804         Ozzie Newsome (36 catches)               1977
790         David Bailey (55 catches)                    1970

JONES MOVES INTO TOP 10 FOR CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS: Jones’ two touchdown catches (a career best) gave him 14 in his Alabama career. That ties Jones for fifth place on the Alabama career touchdown receptions list with Al Lary (1948-50).

TOUCHDOWN CATCHES – CAREER
18     Dennis Homan................................................................................................ 1965-67
17     DJ Hall.................................................................................................................... 2004-07
16     Ozzie Newsome.............................................................................................. 1974-77
15     Joey Jones........................................................................................................... 1980-83
14     Al Lary................................................................................................................... 1948-50
14     Julio Jones............................................................ 2008-present
13     David Bailey...................................................................................................... 1969-71
13     Keith Brown..................................................................................................... 2004-07
11     Wayne Wheeler............................................................................................ 1971-73
11     Jesse Bendross............................................................................................... 1980-83
11     Al Bell..................................................................................................................... 1985-86
11     David Palmer................................................................................................... 1991-93
11     Curtis Brown.................................................................................................... 1991-95
11     Toderick Malone........................................................................................... 1993-95

INGRAM SCORES 43RD TOUCHDOWN: Junior running back Mark Ingram scored on a 1-yard run with 3:55 left in the first quarter to give Alabama a 14-0 lead. That touchdown was the 43rd touchdown of Ingram’s Alabama career and his 39th rushing touchdown. Ingram ranks third in career touchdowns and is second in career rushing touchdowns at Alabama.


TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS – CAREER
52       Harry Gilmer (2 PR, 1 KOR, 1 IR, 19 rush, 29 pass) 1944-47
50       Shaun Alexander (41 rush, 8 rec., 1 KOR)..................... 1996-99
43       John Parker Wilson (37 pass, 6 rush).................................. 2005-07
43       Mark Ingram (39 rush, 4 rec.)...................... 2008-present
42       Walter Lewis (13 rush, 29 pass)............................................... 1980-83
41       Jeff Rutledge (11 rush, 30 pass)............................................... 1975-78
40       Joe Namath (15 rush, 25 pass).................................................. 1962-64
40       Johnny Musso (34 rush, 4 rec., 2 pass).............................. 1969-71
40       Bobby Humphrey (33 rush, 7 rec.)........................................ 1985-88
39       Andrew Zow (35 pass, 4 rush)............................................ 1998-2001
37       Mike Shula (35 pass, 2 rush)....................................................... 1983-86

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS – CAREER
41     Shaun Alexander......................................................................................... 1996-99
39     Mark Ingram........................................................ 2008-present
34     Johnny Musso................................................................................................. 1969-71
33     Bobby Humphrey........................................................................................ 1985-88
29     Tony Nathan ................................................................................................... 1975-78
27     Sherman Williams....................................................................................... 1991-94
26     Bobby Marlow................................................................................................ 1950-52

McELROY’S 36th CAREER TD PASS: Senior quarterback Greg McElroy threw two touchdown passes against Georgia State, giving him 36 touchdown passes in his Alabama career, ranking McElroy third on the UA career touchdown passes list. He has 17 touchdown passes in the 2010 season, ranking in a tie for second on the Alabama single-season touchdown passes list with John Parker Wilson (2006) and his own mark last year.

TOUCHDOWN PASSES – CAREER
47   John Parker Wilson...................................................................................... 2005-08
41   Brodie Croyle..................................................................................................... 2002-05
36   Greg McElroy........................................................ 2007-present
35   Andrew Zow................................................................................................ 1998-2001
35   Mike Shula........................................................................................................... 1983-86

TOUCHDOWN PASSES – SEASON
18   John Parker Wilson............................................................................................... 2007
17   John Parker Wilson............................................................................................... 2006
17   Greg McElroy.............................................................................................................. 2009
17   Greg McElroy....................................................................... 2010
16   Mike Shula.................................................................................................................... 1985
16   Brodie Croyle.............................................................................................................. 2003
14   Brodie Croyle.............................................................................................................. 2005
14   Walter Lewis............................................................................................................... 1983
14   Gary Hollingsworth............................................................................................... 1989
14   Jay Barker...................................................................................................................... 1994
14   Freddie Kitchens..................................................................................................... 1996

McELROY ON CAREER LISTS: McElroy ranks high on several individual season and career lists at Alabama through tonight’s game. A summary follows:

PASS ATTEMPTS – SEASON
462  John Parker Wilson (255 comp., 2,846 yards)........................ 2007
379  John Parker Wilson (216 comp., 2,707 yards)........................ 2006
341  Brodie Croyle (182 comp., 2,303 yards)....................................... 2003
339  Brodie Croyle (202 comp., 2,499 yards)....................................... 2005
339  Gary Hollingsworth (205 comp., 2,379 yards)......................... 1989
325  Greg McElroy (198 comp., 2,507 yards)....................... 2009
302  Freddie Kitchens (162 comp., 2,124 yards).............................. 1996
282  Gary Hollingsworth (140 comp., 1,462 yards)......................... 1990
266  Scott Hunter (157 comp., 2,188 yards).......................................... 1969
264  Andrew Zow (148 comp., 1,799 yards)......................................... 1999

PASS ATTEMPTS – CAREER
1,175    John Parker Wilson (665 comp., 7,924 yards)........ 2005-08
869       Brodie Croyle (488 comp., 6,382 yards)....................... 2002-05
852       Andrew Zow (459 comp., 5,983 yards).................. 1998-2001
706       Jay Barker (402 comp., 5,689 yards)............................... 1991-94
680       Freddie Kitchens (343 comp., 4,668 yards).............. 1993-97
672       Scott Hunter (382 comp., 4,899 yards).......................... 1968-70
621       Gary Hollingsworth (345 comp., 3,842 yards)......... 1989-90
591     Greg McElroy (384 comp., 4,935 yards)..... 2007-present
578       Mike Shula (313 comp., 4,069 yards).............................. 1983-86
504       Walter Lewis (286 comp., 4,257 yards)......................... 1980-83
494       Tyler Watts (284 comp., 3,540 yards)..................... 1999-2002

PASS COMPLETIONS – SEASON
255  John Parker Wilson (462 att., 2,846 yards)............................... 2007
216  John Parker Wilson (379 att., 2,707 yards)............................... 2006
205  Gary Hollingsworth (339 att., 2,379 yards)................................ 1989
202  Brodie Croyle (339 att., 2,499 yards).............................................. 2005
198  Greg McElroy (325 att., 2,507 yards)............................ 2009
187  John Parker Wilson (323 att., 2,273 yards)............................... 2008
182  Brodie Croyle (341 att., 2,303 yards).............................................. 2003
182  Greg McElroy (259 att., 2,490 yards)............................ 2010
157  Scott Hunter (266 att., 2,188 yards)................................................. 1969
152  Freddie Kitchens (302 att., 2,124 yards)..................................... 1996
148  Andrew Zow (264 att., 1,799 yards)................................................ 1999

PASS COMPLETIONS – CAREER
488  Brodie Croyle (869 att., 6,382 yards)..................................... 2002-05
478  John Parker Wilson (820 att., 5,651 yards)...................... 2005-07
459  Andrew Zow (852 att., 5,983 yards)................................ 1998-2001
402  Jay Barker (706 att., 5,689 yards)............................................. 1991-94
396  Greg McElroy (604 att., 5,094 yards)............. 2007-present
382  Scott Hunter (672 att., 4,899 yards)........................................ 1968-70
345  Gary Hollingsworth (621 att., 3,842 yards)....................... 1989-90
343  Freddie Kitchens (680 att., 4,668 yards)............................ 1993-97
313  Mike Shula (578 att., 4,069 yards)............................................ 1983-86
286  Walter Lewis (504 att., 4,257 yards)....................................... 1980-83

HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE – CAREER
(Minimum 200 Completions)
65.5%    Greg McElroy (396 of 604)........................ 2007-present
57.5%    Tyler Watts (284 of 494)................................................... 1999-2002
56.9%    Jay Barker (402 of 706)............................................................. 1991-94
56.8%    Scott Hunter (382 of 672)........................................................ 1968-70
56.6%    Walter Lewis (286 of 504)....................................................... 1980-83
56.6%    John Parker Wilson (665 of 1,175)................................. 2005-08

YARDS PASSING – SEASON
2,846      John Parker Wilson (255 of 372)............................................... 2007
2,707      John Parker Wilson (216 of 379)............................................... 2006
2,499      Brodie Croyle (202 of 339).............................................................. 2005
2,507      Greg McElroy (198 of 325)....................................... 2009
2,390      Greg McElroy (182 of 259)....................................... 2010
2,379      Gary Hollingsworth (205 of 339)................................................ 1989
2,303      Brodie Croyle (182 of 341).............................................................. 2003
2,188      Scott Hunter (157 of 266)................................................................. 1969
2,124      Freddie Kitchens (152 of 302)..................................................... 1996
2,009      Mike Shula (138 of 229)..................................................................... 1985

YARDS PASSING – CAREER
7,924      John Parker Wilson (665 of 1,175)................................. 2005-08
6,382      Brodie Croyle (488 of 869)..................................................... 2002-05
5,983      Andrew Zow (459 of 852)....................................................... 1998-01
5,689      Jay Barker (402 of 706)............................................................. 1991-94
5,094      Greg McElroy (396 of 603)........................ 2007-present
4,899      Scott Hunter (382 of 672)........................................................ 1968-70

BARRON’S INTERCEPTION: Safety Mark Barron ended Georgia State’s first offensive possession of the game with an interception. That pick was Barron’s third of the 2010 season and the 10th of his Alabama career. Barron needs two more interceptions to crack the Alabama top 10 for career interceptions