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CRIMSON TIDE BY THE NUMBERS
14 VICTORIES during the 2009 season, the most ever for the Crimson Tide. The 2009 champs bested the 1992 squad, which won 13 games en route to its national championship.
1,658 RUSHING YARDS for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, making his 2009 season the most prolific ever for an Alabama rusher. The former mark of 1,471 yards was set by Bobby Humphrey in 1986.
0 GAMES MISSED by Ingram's starting offensive line, featuring junior left tackle James Carpenter, senior left guard Mike Johnson, sophomore center William Vlachos, freshman All-America right guard Barrett Jones and senior right tackle Drew Davis.
11.71 POINTS PER GAME allowed, making Alabama the nation's second-ranked scoring defense. The Tide D was also second in rushing defense (78.14 yards per game), pass-efficiency defense (87.67%) and total defense (244.14 yards per games).
34 CONSECUTIVE GAMES since an opposing running back has gained 100 yards on the ground against Alabama. The last one to do so was BenJarvus Green-Ellis of Ole Miss on Oct. 13, 2007.
7 INTERCEPTIONS hauled in by sophomore strong safety Mark Barron, to lead the Southeastern Conference and tie him for fourth nationally. The last Crimson Tide player with as many picks in a season was Kevin Jackson, who also had seven, in 1996.
385 CAREER POINTS scored by senior first-team All-America kicker Leigh Tiffin, making him the leading scorer in Alabama history. Tiffin's 83 career field goals rank him second all time in SEC history, behind only Georgia's Billy Bennett, who set an NCAA record with 87.
2 HEAD COACHES who have won SEC championships at two schools. Nick Saban coached LSU to the SEC crown in 2001 and '03 and then led Alabama to the title in '09. He joins Paul (Bear) Bryant, who coached Kentucky to the SEC championship in '51 and then won 13 more times with Alabama from 1958 to '82.
0 VICTORIES Alabama enjoyed in its eight previous meetings with Texas, going 0-7-1 against the Longhorns before pulling out a 37-21 national-title-winning victory in the 2010 BCS championship game.