Oct. 25, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama senior nose guard Terrence Cody blocked two field goals in the fourth quarter, including a potential game-winning kick as time expired, as the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide held on for a 12-10 win over SEC rival Tennessee Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Cody blocked UT kicker Jeremy Lincoln’s game-winning field attempt as time expired to lift the Tide to its eighth win of the season. Cody also rejected another Lincoln field goal attempt with 10:33 left in the game. Alabama senior kicker Leigh Tiffin accounted for all 12 points as he connected on field goals of 38, 50, 22 and 49 yards.
BY THE NUMBERS: Here is a look at some of the numbers from Saturday’s win over Tennessee.
2 – The number of blocked kicks for Alabama’s Terrence Cody. The senior nose guard blocked Jeremy Lincoln’s 44-yard field goal attempt as time expired to preserve the Tide’s 12-10 win. Cody also blocked Lincoln’s 43-yard attempt with 10:33 left in the fourth quarter, giving him two blocked kicks in the game. Cody tied the UA single-game record with those two blocked kicks, joining Freddie Prickhard (vs. LSU, 1926), Mike Washington (vs. Mississippi State, 1973) and Derrick Thomas (at Kentucky, 1988). Cody’s blocked field goal attempt as time expired was the first by Alabama since Thomas Rayam swatted away Ray Tarasi’s potential game-winning field goal attempt in a 17-16 win at Penn State in 1989.
11 – The number of field goals made by senior kicker Leigh Tiffin in the last three games. Tiffin was a perfect 4-for-4 on Saturday against Tennessee, scoring on kicks of 38, 50, 22 and 49 yards. He was 2-for-3 in the Tide’s 20-6 win over South Carolina and made all five attempts in a 22-3 win at Mississippi on Oct. 10. For the season, he has made 20-of-23 (.870 percent) field goals attempts and has converted 15 of his last 16 kicks, dating back to the FIU game on Sept. 12.
13 – The number of tackles by Alabama cornerback Javier Arenas in the win over Tennessee. Arenas had seven solo tackles and six assists in the Tide’s third straight win over the Vols. He also added 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback pressure. He had five tackles and two TFLs in the fourth quarter.
1,004 – Mark Ingram’s rushing total through eight games this season, tying Shaun Alexander (1999) for the fewest number of games to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in school history. Alexander also eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark against Tennessee in the eighth game of the 1999 season. Ingram ran 18 times for 99 yards (5.5 per carry) against Tennessee to record the 14th 1,000-yard season in UA lore. He is just the second sophomore in UA history to crack the 1,000-yard mark, joining Kenneth Darby in 2004.
NEXT GAME: After an open date this Saturday, Alabama returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Crimson Tide hosts the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.