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SUNDAY REWIND: Alabama 35, Arkansas State 0



Nov. 2, 2008

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Here is a look back at Alabama's 35-0 homecoming win over Arkansas State on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Alabama has won seven straight homecoming games, dating back to a 35-21 loss to LSU (coached by Nick Saban) during the 2001 season. 

TV Replay: The Alabama-Arkansas State game will be replayed on Sunday, Nov. 2 on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) at 8 p.m. (CDT). 

The Nick Saban Show: Catch highlights of the Alabama-Arkansas State game on "The Nick Saban Show". Coach Saban and Jim
Dunaway recap the Tide's most recent game.  The show is aired on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. on WJTC-44 (Mobile), 9 p.m. on
WZDX-54 (Huntsville) and 10:30 p.m. on WIAT-42 (Birmingham), WTVY-4 (Dothan) and WNFC-32 (Montgomery). The show
also airs Monday Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on WVUA-7 (Tuscaloosa).

By The Numbers:  A look at some the notable numbers from Saturday's win over the Red Wolves.

0 --The number of points surrendered by the Tide defense on Saturday.  It was Alabama's first shutout since beating Mississippi State 17-0 on Nov. 5, 2005 in Starkville and the first home shut out since a 52-0 win over Western Carolina on Sept. 18, 2005.

13 -- Arkansas State ran 13 plays in Crimson Tide territory on Saturday for minus five total yards. The Red Wolves ran three plays on the UA side of the 50 on their opening possession and did not cross midfield again until the fourth quarter, when back-to-back possessions were aided by a pair of third-down pass interference penalties, allowing ASU to cross midfield.  The Red Wolves reached the Crimson Tide 35-yard line with about 10 minutes remaining in the game, which was their deepest penetration in the game.

21 -- Alabama has won 10 straight games, marking the 21st time in school history UA has had a winning streak of 10 or more games, the most in NCAA history. The Crimson Tide's current winning streak is the longest since the Tide posted a 12-game winning streak during the 1993-94 seasons.

27 -- The Alabama defense has shut out the opposition in 21 of 36 (.583) quarters this season.  In addition, the UA defense has  held the opposition to a field goal or less in 27 of 36 (.750) quarters.

72.7 -- John Parker Wilson's fourth-quarter completion percentage this season.  The senior has completed 16 of 22 passes (.727) in the fourth quarter this season for 163 yards, averaging more than 10 yards per completion.  Wilson does not have a fourth-quarter TD pass in 2008, but he has also not thrown an interception or taken a sack in the fourth quarter.

113 -- Freshman running back Mark Ingram recorded his first 100-yard game on Saturday against Arkansas State. The Flint, Mich., native ran 13 times for 113 yards (9.4 average) and one TD in the Tide's 35-0 win. 

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

Opponents Overall Records:

Clemson        4-4, 2-3 ACC
                    Last Game:   Clemson 27, Boston College 21
                    First win for interim head coach Dabo Swinney ... CU snaps 6-game losing streak to BC.
                    Next Game:   at Florida State (Nov. 8)

Tulane           2-6, 1-3 C-USA
                    Last Game:   LSU 35, Tulane 10
                    LSU scored 14 points in 27-second span in second quarter ... Tulane has lost 17 straight games to LSU.
                    Next Game:   at Houston (Nov. 8)

Western Kentucky:  2-7
                            Last Game:   North Texas 51, Western Kentucky 40
                            WKU owns 5-game losing streak ... North Texas snaps 9-game losing streak ... 

                           Next Game: at Troy (Nov. 8)

Arkansas               4-5, 1-4 SEC
                            Last Game:   Arkansas 30, Tulsa 23
                            Arkansas knocks Tulsa from ranks of the unbeaten ... Tulsa game-tying drive ended on
                            Hogs 7-yard line with fourth down incompletion
                            Next Game:   at South Carolina (Nov. 8 - Noon)

Georgia                7-2, 4-2 SEC
                           Last Game:   Florida 49, Georgia 10
                           Georgia has lost 16 of last 19 to Florida ... The Bulldogs had four turnovers in loss.
                           Next Game:   at Kentucky (Nov. 8) (Raycom - 11:30 a.m.)

Kentucky:              6-3, 2-3 SEC
                            Last Game:   Kentucky 14, Mississippi State 13
                            UK blocked fourth-quarter extra point ... freshman QB Randall Cobb scored two TDs in win
                            Next Game:   vs. Georgia (Nov. 8) (Raycom - 11:30 a.m.)

Ole Miss                5-4, 3-3 SEC
                            Last Game:   Ole Miss 17, Auburn 7
                            Jevan Snead fires two TD passes and Cordera Eason runs yards for the Rebels.
                            Next Game:   Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 15)

Tennessee             3-6, 1-5 SEC
                            Last Game: South Carolina 27, Tennessee 6
                            UT has lost three of its last four games
                            Next Game:   Wyoming (Nov. 8)

Arkansas State       4-4, 2-1 Sun Belt
                            Last Game:   Alabama 35, Arkansas State 0
                            ASU held to 67 passing yards and ran only 13 plays in UA territory (-5 yards)
                            Next Game:  at Florida International (Nov. 8)

LSU                       6-2, 4-2 SEC
                            Last Game:   LSU 35, Tulane 10
                            The Tigers have 17 straight over Tulane ... Charles Scott 114 rushing yards and 2 TDs
                            Next Game:   vs. Alabama (Nov. 8) (CBS - 2:30 p.m.)

Mississippi State     3-6, 1-4 SEC
                            Last Game:   Kentucky 14, Mississippi State 13
                            MSU had fourth-quarter extra point blocked and then missed game-winning FG attempt
                            Next Game:   at Alabama (Nov. 15)

Auburn                  4-5, 2-4 SEC
                            Last Game:   Ole Miss 17, Auburn 7
                            Auburn held to 75 rushing yards and had three turnovers in loss
                            Next Game:   Tennessee-Martin (Nov. 8) (1 p.m.)