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Sept. 9, 2008


Alabama and Western Kentucky will meet for the first this weekend in Bryant-Denny Stadium.  How many different opponents has Alabama played in football?

Western Kentucky will be Alabama's 126th different football opponent. Alabama has played more games against Mississippi State (92) than any other school. The Tide has also played single games against 42 other teams, including Arkansas State, Army, BYU, East Carolina, Illinois, Iowa State, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Penn, Texas Tech and Wisconsin to name a few.

Junior return specialist Javier Arenas' 87-yard punt return for a touchdown against Tulane was the fourth of his career, tying the school record also held by David Palmer (1991-93).  Against which two schools did Arenas and Palmer both have a punt return for a touchdown?

Arenas and Palmer both had punt returns for touchdowns against Tulane and LSU.  In addition to his 87-yarder against Tulane last Saturday night, Arenas also had a 61-yard punt return for a touchdown against LSU last season. Palmer had a 69-yard punt return against Tulane and a 90-yard return against LSU, with both coming during the 1991 season.

There are eight college football matchups this weekend featuring teams that have won at least one football national championship (AP, UPI, BCS or NCAA Playoff). Can you name the eight matchups?

This weekend's college football slate features eight games against teams that have won national championships, including Western Kentucky and Alabama. The other matchups featuring national championship teams are Arkansas at Texas, Michigan at Notre Dame, Ohio State at Southern California, Penn State at Syracuse, UCLA at BYU, Oklahoma at Washington and Montana State at Minnesota.  Western Kentucky won the 2002 NCAA Division I AA National Championship, while Montana State was the 1984 I AA champion.

Alabama owns a 15-1 record against teams from the Sun Belt Conference.  What current Sun Belt Conference school has Alabama played the most and what is the series record?

The Crimson Tide owns an 8-0 series lead against Louisiana Lafayette, formerly Southwestern Louisiana. Alabama beat Southwestern Louisiana 41-0 in 1941 in the first meeting between the two schools. The Tide and Ragin Cajuns also met in 1942, 1946 and 1984 and again from 1987-90.

Senior quarterback John Parker Wilson is one touchdown pass shy of his 40th career TD pass.  Against what team did Wilson throw his first TD pass for the Crimson Tide?

Wilson threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Keith Brown in Alabama's 37-14 win at South Carolina on Sept. 17, 2005 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.