Alabama/LSU game notes

Alabama is now riding a five-game winning streak. This is the second five-game winning streak of Dennis Franchione's career at Alabama. Alabama won the last four games of the 2001 season and the first game of 2002.

  • Alabama is 4-0 on the road against the SEC this season and they have not trailed in any of those games.
  • Alabama is riding a five game road winning streak against SEC opponents, stretching back to the 31-7 win at Auburn in 2001. Alabama has not trailed in any of those games.
  • Alabama snapped it's 67 game streak without a shutout against LSU.
  • The TIde's last shutout was against Vanderbilt in 1997.
  • Alabama's last shutout at LSU was the 1996 26-0.
  • Alabama led LSU 14-0 at halftime in Tiger Stadium. The LSU game marks the third time this season the Crimson Tide did not allow a first half score. Alabama also shutout Southern Miss and Vanderbilt in the first half.
  • Alabama has pitched first half shutouts in each of its last two SEC road games (vs. Vandy, Nov. 2).
  • Sophomore Antwan Odom recorded his second blocked kick of the season when he blocked John Corbello's 44-yard field goal attempt with 10:49 left in the first quarter. Odom was credited with a blocked field goal attempt in the in the Crimson Tide's win over North Texas (Sept. 14) earlier this season.
  • In all, Alabama has blocked five kicks in 11 games this season.
  • UA quarterback Tyler Watts threw an interception in the LSU end zone on the Crimson Tide's first possession of the game snapped a couple of impressive streaks for the Crimson Tide offense. The interception was the first turnover by Alabama since the second quarter of the Tennessee game (Oct. 26), a span of 194 plays from scrimmage for the UA offense.
  • The turnover also came in the "red zone", snapping a streak of 11 consecutive scores in the red zone, dating back to the Tennessee game.
  • With the interception, Alabama did not score on its opening possession against LSU for only the third time this season in 11 games. The Crimson Tide also failed to score on its first possession against Georgia (punt) and Tennessee (punt).
  • The LSU game marked the first turnover of the season on the first possession.
  • Alabama did not score in the first quarter against LSU for the first time this season.
  • The last time Alabama did not score in the first quarter was the final three games of the 2001 season against Auburn, Southern Miss and Iowa State. UA won all three of those games.
  • Alabama scored on its final two possessions of the second half to take a 14-0 halftime lead. Alabama broke a scoreless tie when junior TB Santonio Beard scored on six-yard run with 3:52 left in the second quarter to give the Crimson Tide a 6-0 lead.
  • Junior kicker Kyle Robinson missed the extra point, his first extra point miss of the season, as the score remained 6-0.
  • Robinson's misses extra point was the first of his Alabama career and second of the 2002 season by Alabama. Sophomore kicker Brian Bostick missed an extra point in a 27-25 loss to Georgia on Oct. 5.
  • The Crimson Tide offense scored its final TD of the half, moving 96 yards on nine plays (1:41 TOP) to take a 12-0 lead on Watts two-yard TD run. Triandos Luke's two-point conversion run gave the Crimson Tide a 14-0 lead with 12 seconds left in the half. The Crimson Tide ran seven times for 96 yards on the drive and the only two passes attempted were spiked balls that killed the clock.
  • The 96-yard TD drive is the second longest of the season by Alabama. The longest drive of the season was a 98-yard TD drive in a 42-7 win over Ole Miss (Oct. 19).
  • Luke's two-point conversion run was the second successful two-point attempt by Alabama this season in four attempts. Senior punter/holder Lane Bearden completed a pass to Dre Fulgham for two points against Middle Tennessee in the season opener.
  • Alabama had two unsuccessful attempts against North Texas and Georgia.
  • Kyle Robinson's 46-yard field goal in the fourth quarter is his career long and the second longest for the Crimson Tide this season. Robinson's previous best was a 42 yarder against Vanderbilt.
  • Michael Ziifle kicked a 47-yard field goal against Georgia.
  • Santonio Beard and Shaud Williams both rushed for over 100 yards for the second time this season when they went 131 and 109 respectively. The last time both runners went over 100 yards each was against Arkansas.
  • Sam Collins caught 5 catches for 115 yards, a season best.
  • Kindal Moorehead's sack in the fourth quarter moved him up to second all-time on the career list for the Tide at 23. Moorehead moved passed Eric Curry who had 22 1/2 for his career.

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