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Dec. 6, 2008

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ALABAMA DROPS TO 2-4 IN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
Alabama played in the SEC Championship Game for the sixth time, dropping to 2-4 in those contests. Florida has been Alabama's opponent in all six of the Tide's previous SEC Championship Game appearances. Alabama's SEC Championship Game Appearances

Date Result of Game Site
Dec. 5, 1992 Alabama 28, Florida 21 Legion Field (Birmingham)
Dec. 4, 1993 Florida 28, Alabama 13 Legion Field (Birmingham)
Dec. 3, 1994 Florida 24, Alabama 23 Georgia Dome (Atlanta)
Dec. 7, 1996 Florida 45, Alabama 30 Georgia Dome (Atlanta)
Dec. 4, 1999 Alabama 34, Florida 7 Georgia Dome (Atlanta)
Dec. 6, 2008 Florida 31, Alabama 20 Georgia Dome (Atlanta)

ALABAMA-FLORIDA SERIES
Alabama and Florida met for the 35th time Saturday with the outcome leaving the Crimson Tide with a 21-14 edge in the series.

TIDE'S 13-GAME WINNING STREAK ENDS
Alabama's loss to Florida ended Alabama's 13-game winning streak, the longest by an Alabama team since winning 28 in a row from 1991-93. The Tide's 13-game winning streak began with a 30-24 win over Colorado last season in the Independence Bowl. The current streak marks the 21st winning streak of 10 or more games in school history, an NCAA record.

Streak Season(s) First Win Streak Ended By
28 1991-93 Alabama 10, Georgia 0 (Oct. 21, 1991) Tennessee 17, Alabama 17 (Oct. 16, 1993)
28 1978-80 Alabama 51, Vanderbilt 28 (Oct. 30, 1978) Mississippi State 6, Alabama 3 (Nov. 1, 1980)
20 1924-26 Alabama 33, Georgia 0 (Nov. 27, 1924) Stanford 7, Alabama 7 (Jan. 1, 1927) (Rose Bowl)
19 1961-62 Alabama 32, Georgia 6 (Nov. 17, 1961) Georgia Tech 7, Alabama 6 (Nov. 17, 1962)
17 1965-66 Alabama 27, Tulane 0 (Sept. 25, 1965) Florida State 37, Alabama 37 (Sept. 23, 1967)
14 1933-35 Alabama 20, Kentucky 0 (Nov. 4, 1933) Howard 7, Alabama 7 (Sept. 28, 1935)
14 1936-37 Alabama 13, Loyola 6 (Oct. 24, 1936) California 13, Alabama 0 (Jan. 1, 1938)
14 1945-46 Alabama 21, Keesler AAF 0 (Sept. 29, 1945) Tennessee 12, Alabama 0 (Oct. 19, 1946)
13 2007-08 Alabama 30, Colorado 24 (Dec. 30, 2007) Florida 31, Alabama 20 (Dec. 6, 2008)
13 1930-31 Alabama 43, Howard 0 (Sept. 27, 1930) Tennessee 25, Alabama 0 (Oct. 17, 1931)

STRONG 3RD QUARTER FOR THE TIDE
Trailing 17-10 at the half, Alabama controlled the third quarter to take a 20-17 lead into the fourth period. Alabama ran 25 plays for 156 yards (6.24 yards per play) in the third quarter and outscored Florida, 10-0. The Crimson Tide had the ball for 10:33 to the Gators' 4:19 in the third quarter. The Tide had a 15-play, 91-yard drive (6:53 elapsed) that resulted in a 2-yard touchdown run by Mark Ingram that tied the game at 17-17. On its only other possession of the quarter, Alabama posted a 10-play, 65-yard drive (3:40 elapsed) that ended with a 27-yard field goal by Leigh Tiffin to give UA a 20-17 lead with eight seconds left in the quarter.

COFFEE MOVES UP SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING CHART
With 112 yards rushing against Florida, Glen Coffee surpassed 100 rushing yards for the fifth time this season and the sixth time in his Alabama career. Coffee reached 1,300 rushing yards on his first carry of the third quarter after rushing for 62 yards in the first half. He had 50 yards rushing in the second half against the Gators. With 1,347 yards rushing this season, Coffee moved into fourth place on the Alabama single-season rushing yardage list.

RUSHING YARDS - SEASON
1,471 Bobby Humphrey 1986
1,383 Shaun Alexander 1999
1,367 Shaud Williams 2003
1,347 Glen Coffee 2008
1,341 Sherman Williams 1994
1,255 Bobby Humphrey 1987
1,242 Kenneth Darby 2005

INGRAM MOVES UP RUSHING TDS LIST
Freshman running back Mark Ingram scored on a 2-yard run with 6:20 left in the third quarter to tie the game at 17-17. That touchdown was Ingram's 12th rushing touchdown of the season, tying him for 8th place on the Alabama single-season rushing touchdowns list.

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS   SEASON
19 Shaun Alexander 1999
17 Siran Stacy 1989
16 Johnny Musso 1971
15 Bobby Humphrey 1986
15 Cotton Clark 1962
15 Tony Nathan 1977
14 Shaud Williams 2003
12 Bobby Marlow 1951
12 Craig Turner 1982
12 Shaun Alexander 1998
12 Santonio Beard 2002
12 Mark Ingram 2008

JONES RACKS UP 3RD 100-YARD RECEIVING OUTING
Freshman receiver Julio Jones surpassed 100 receiving yards against Florida with 124 yards on 5 receptions, marking the third time this season he has reached the century mark. His 64-yard pass reception on a pass from John Parker Wilson in the first quarter was the longest pass play by Alabama this season, and the longest Crimson Tide pass play since a 67-yard pass from Wilson to DJ Hall vs. LSU on November 3, 2007.

JONES JUMPS TO 4TH ON SINGLE-SEASON RECEIVING YEARDAGE LIST
Jones, who entered the SEC Championship Game ranked 10th in Alabama history for receiving yards in a season with 723, moved past six former Alabama greats on the list with his 124-yard performance against Florida. He finished with 847 yards on 51 receptions, smashing Alabama freshman records for catches and yards.

RECEIVING YARDS SEASON
1,056 DJ Hall (62 catches) 2006
1,005 DJ Hall (67 catches) 2007
1,000 David Palmer (61 catches) 1993
847 Julio Jones (** catches) 2008
820 Dennis Homan (54 catches) 1967
804 Ozzie Newsome (36 catches) 1977
790 David Bailey (55 catches) 1970
781 David Bailey (56 catches) 1969
756 Al Lary (35 catches) 1950
733 Freddie Milons (65 catches) 1999
RECEPTIONS   SEASON
67 DJ Hall (1,005 yards) 2007
65 Freddie Milons (733 yards) 1999
62 DJ Hall (1,056 yards) 2006
61 David Palmer (1,000 yards) 1993
56 David Bailey (781 yards) 1969
55 David Bailey (790 yards) 1970
54 Dennis Homan (820 yards) 1967
51 Lamonde Russell (622 yards) 1989
51 Julio Jones (723 yards) 2008
48 Kevin Turner (465 yards) 1989
48 Quincy Jackson (621 yards) 1998
48 DJ Hall (676 yards) 2005

TIFFIN MAKES 52nd FIELD GOAL OF CAREER; 19th of SEASON
With two field goals against Florida, Leigh Tiffin has made 19 field goals this season (in 26 attempts) and has made 52 field goals in his Alabama career. His 19 field goals this season ties for 5th on the Alabama single-season field goals made list. He holds the single-season record with 25 set last year. Tiffin's 52 career field goals ranks him fourth in Alabama history behind Philip Doyle (78 from 1987-90), Michael Proctor (65 from 1992-95), and Van Tiffin (59 from 1983-86).

FIELD GOALS MADE - SEASON
25 Leigh Tiffin (34 att.) 2007
24 Philip Doyle (29 att.) 1990
22 Philip Doyle (25 att.) 1989
22 Michael Proctor (29 att.) 1993
19 Philip Doyle (31 att.) 1988
19 Michael Proctor (27 att.) 1992
19 Leigh Tiffin (25 att.) 2008
17 Van Tiffin (26 att.) 1985

MCCALL, WALKER PLAY 51st GAME
A pair of Alabama seniors played their 51st career game when the Crimson Tide in the clash with Florida, moving into a tie for the second-most games played in school history. Bobby Greenwood played in his 50th game for the Crimson Tide on Saturday to become the 15th player in school history to see action in 50 games. Former fullback Tarrant Lynch (1990-94) holds the Alabama record with 52 career games, which included a fifth year of eligibility due to a medical hardship. Former offensive lineman Matt Hammond (1990-93) and linebacker Lemanski Hall (1990-93) are second on the list with 51 games played.

ALL-TIME GAMES PLAYED

Rank Player (Years) Games
1. Tarrant Lynch (1990-94) 52
2. Matt Hammond (1990-93) 51
  Lemanski Hall (1990-93) 51
  Travis McCall (2005-08) 51
  Nick Walker (2005-08) 51
6. Anthony Bryant (2001-04) 50
  Evan Mathis (2001-04) 50
  Mark Anderson (2002-05) 50
  Anthony Madison (2002-05) 50
  Freddie Roach (2002-05) 50
  DeMeco Ryans (2002-05) 50
  Ramzee Robinson (2003-06) 50
  Matt Caddell (2004-07) 50
  Wallace Gilberry (2004-07) 50
  Bobby Greenwood (2005-08) 50
 
  Rashad Johnson (2005-08) 49