Notes From Alabama Win Over Georgia
The Alabama vs. Georgia game was the 53rd time in school history the CrimsonTide has played a game when both teams were ranked in the nation's top 10. Alabama came into the game ranked eighth in the nation, Georgia third. With the win Saturday night, Alabama improved to 29-23-1 in games involving two top 10 teams. In 32 regular season match-ups of top ten teams, Alabama is now 19-12-1.
Alabama has two wins over top ten teams this year. Alabama's 5-0 record also includes a 34-10 win over previously ninth-ranked Clemson in the season-opener. That game was also played in the state of Georgia, in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
Alabama's win ended an 11-game winning streak by the Bulldogs
Julio Jones set an Alabama freshman record for receiving touchdowns when he hauled in a 26-yard scoring pass from John Parker Wilson in the second quarter at Georgia Saturday night. That gave him four for the season. The previous mark of touchdown receptions for a freshman was three held by David Palmer (1991) and A.C. Carter (1999).
When the first quarter in Athens ended with Alabama leading Georgia by a 10-0 score, it gave Alabama 74 first quarter points on the season. Bama has not given up a first quarter point in five games this year. First half Alabama scores have been 13-0 vs. Clemson, 13-0 vs. Tulane, 17-0 vs. Western Kentucky, 21-0 vs. Arkansas and 10-0 vs. Georgia.
Alabama's advantage in five games at halftime has been 133-20, including the 31-0 lead Bama had at intermission in Athens.
Alabama's defense had not given up a rushing touchdown this season until Knowshon Moreno went in from two yards out in the third quarter of Saturday night's game.
Alabama officials confirmed that sophomore tight end Preston Dial has had knee surgery. Earlier in the week Alabama Coach Nick Saban said that Dial had been held out of practice because an old high school knee injury involving cartilige was causing a problem. Saban said at the time that a decision would have to be made whether to have arthroscopic surgery.
Tight end Nick Walker joined regular captains center Antoine Caldwell and safety Rashad Johnson for the coin toss.
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