Saban Reaches 100-Game Plateau As Tide Coach

Alabama’s 14-13 win over Arkansas in Fayetteville Saturday gives the Crimson Tide an 18-7 on-the-field record against the Razorbacks. Bama has won eight in a row in the series.

The game was Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s 100th as leader of the Crimson Tide. His on-the-field record is 84-16 for 84 per cent success. Paul Bryant (287) and Frank Thomas (146) are the only others to have been head coach at Alabama for 100 or more games.

Junior linebacker Reggie Ragland had a career-high 12 tackles against Arkansas. Senior linebacker Xzavier Dickson had a sack, his fifth of the year.

Junior T.J. Yeldon’s 22-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter extended Alabama’s record of 175 consecutive games with a score. That is the longest streak in Tide history.

When Arkansas scored a second quarter touchdown, it broke a streak of Alabama having scored 116 consecutive points against the Razorbacks. Bama had scored a touchdown to close out a 38-14 win in 2011 and Bama had back-to-back 52-0 wins in 2012 and 2013 and also scored a touchdown to start the scoring in Fayetteville Saturday.

Saturday’s game in Fayetteville was the first sellout (72,337) in Razorback Stadium in Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema’s career, which is just over a year old.

Arkansas has now lost 14 consecutive Southeastern Conference games, including all 11 in the Coach Bret Bielema era – all eight last year and three thus far this season.

Alabama’s captains were fullback Jalston Fowler, offensive tackle Austin Shepherd, and defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson.

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