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Sept. 7, 2008

SUNDAY REWIND: Alabama vs. Tulane

Here is a look back at Alabama's home opener against the Tulane Green Wave.

TV Replay: The Alabama-Tulane will be replayed on Sunday, Sept. 7 on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) at 8 p.m. (CDT).

The Nick Saban Show: Catch highlights of the Alabama-Tulane game on "The Nick Saban Show".  Coach Saban and Jim Dunaway recap the Tide's latest game.

Sunday, Sept. 7 6:30 p.m. WJTC-44 (Mobile)

Sunday, Sept. 7 9 p.m. WZDX-54 (Huntsville)

Sunday, Sept. 7 10:30 p.m WIAT-42 (Birmingham), WTVY-4 (Dothan) and WNFC-32 (Montgomery)

Monday, Sept. 8 6:30 p.m. WVUA-7 (Tusscaloosa)

Monday, Sept. 8 10:30 p.m. WVUA-7 (Tuscaloosa)

By The Numbers: A look at some the notable numbers from Saturday's win over Tulane. 2 The number of touchdowns scored by the Alabama special teams in its 20-6 win over Tulane.

2 - Junior punt return specialist Javier Arenas gave the Tide a 7-0 lead with an 87-yard punt return in the first quarter. It was his fourth career punt return for the touchdown, tying David Palmer's school record. Juniors Roy Upchurch and Chris Rogers combined for a 23-yard punt block and return for a touchdown to the Tide a 13-0 lead in the first quarter,

9 - The total number of points allowed by the Alabama defense in wins over Clemson and Tulane. The defense has not allowed a touchdown in the first two games of the season and held the Tigers and Green Wave to three field goals in the first eight quarters.

18 - The number of wins by SEC teams after two weeks of the college football season. The SEC has compiled an 18-4 (.818) record during the first two weekends and boasts eight undefeated teams, including Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Vanderbilt.

25 - Total number of tackles by Alabama linebackers Rolando McClain and Dont'a Hightower against Tulane. McClain had 15 total stops, including nine solos, to match his career high. He also 15 tackles last year at Auburn. Hightower was UA's second-leading tackler with a career-high 10 tackles.

211 - The number of all-purpose yards by Arenas in the win over Tulane. The Tampa, Fla., native had five punt returns for 147 yards, including an 87-yard TD in the first quarter. He also added two kickoff returns for 65 yards. The 211 all-purpose yards ranks as the second highest total by Arenas in his UA career. He has 237 yards last season against LSU. The 211 yards also rank as the seventh highest total in SEC history for total kick return yards.

2008 Opponents: A look at how the Tide's 2008 opponents fared this weekend.

Clemson 1-1

Last Game: Clemson 45, The Citadel 17

Clemson 525 yards of total offense ... CJ Spiller three rushing TDs for Tigers

Next Game: North Carolina State (Sept. 13)

Tulane 0-1

Last Game: Alabama 20, Tulane 6

Next Game: Louisiana Monroe (Sept. 13)

Western Kentucky: 1-1

Last Game: Western Kentucky 37, Eastern Kentucky 13

Western Kentucky had four rushing touchdowns by four different backs ... Tyrell Hayden was the leading rusher with 26 carries for 98 yards and one TD.

Next Game: at Alabama (Sept. 13)

Arkansas 2-0

Last Game: Arkansas 28, Louisiana Monroe 27

Arkansas rallies for second straight win ... Casey Dick's 8-yard pass to D.J. Williams with 1:22 left in the game in the winning score

Next Game: at Texas (Sept. 13) (ABC)

Georgia 2-0

Last Game: Georgia 56, Central Michigan 17

Knowshon Moreno leads No. 2 Georgia with three touchdowns.

Next Game: at South Carolina (Sept. 13) (CBS)

Kentucky: 2-0 Last Game:

Kentucky 38, Norfolk State 3

Freshman QB Randall Cobb has two rushing touchdowns and one passing TD in win.

Next Game: Middle Tennessee (Sept. 13)

Ole Miss 1-1

Last Game: Wake Forest 30, Ole Miss 28

Sam Swank hits game-winning field goal after Ole Miss had taken one-point lead with one minute left in game

Next Game: Samford (Sept. 13)

Tennessee 0-1

Last Game: UCLA 27, Tennessee 24 (OT) (Sept. 1)

Next Game: UAB (Sept. 13)

Arkansas State 2-0

Last Game: Arkansas State 83, Texas Southern 10

Corey Leonard threw four touchdown passes as ASU records second-highest point total in school history ... Derrick Lawson runs for 211 yards and one TD

Next Game: Southern Miss (Sept. 13)

LSU 1-0

Last Game: Troy at LSU (PPD, Hurricane Gustav)

Next Game: North Texas (Sept. 13)

Mississippi State 1-1

Last Game: Mississippi State 34, SE Louisiana 10

Wesley Carroll threw two touchdown passes and Anthony Dixon added two rushing TDs.

Next Game: Auburn (Sept. 13) (espn2)

Auburn 2-0

Last Game: Auburn 27, Southern Miss 13

Chris Todd completes 21 of 31 passes for 248 yards ... Ben Tate (15-71-1) is leading rusher for second straight game.

Next Game: at Mississippi State (Sept. 13) (espn2)