The 2007 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama for the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season.The Tide was led by its new head coach Nick Saban, a former head … [33] The contest against Vanderbilt served as the 2011 homecoming game. [51][52], Trent Richardson ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns while Eddie Lacy ran for 85. [14] Those who transferred included Robby Green (California University of Pennsylvania), B.J. Entering the 2011 season, the Crimson Tide was ranked No. [31] These early enrollments included: nose guard Quinton Dial, offensive lineman Aaron Douglas and nose tackle Jesse Williams from junior college and linebacker Trey DePriest, quarterback Phillip Ely safety Vinnie Sunseri from high school. 2 Alabama roll over North Texas", "North Texas vs Alabama: Play-by-play Summary", "Football hosts Arkansas in Southeastern Conference opener", "Trent Richardson's big day helps Alabama overwhelm Arkansas", "Arkansas vs Alabama: Play-by-play Summary", "DeQuan Menzie's pick six 'a big game-changer, "Tide's Trent Richardson named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week", "Football heads to Florida for key road matchup", "Gators lose QB John Brantley, game to No. [78] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against the Gators to 22–14 (23–14 without the NCAA vacation of the 2005 victory). 140 Brent Calloway (ATH). 75 Marvin Shinn (WR); No. The expectation here is that the rallying call will be the opportunity to get more teams into the playoff because fans are sick of seeing the same ones over and over again. [75], After a scoreless third quarter, a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns gave Alabama the 38–10 victory. Richardson scored on a seven-yard touchdown and after Cade Foster missed a 53-yard field goal attempt, Jeremy Shelley connected for 24-yard field goal. 3 Alabama past Florida", "Courtney Upshaw delivers the Tide's biggest plays", "Football to host Vanderbilt on Homecoming", "AJ McCarron has career day as Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt", "McCarron passes No. [171] The team as a whole was honored with the Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award as a result of their collective efforts to assist in the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa following the April 27, 2011 tornado. [32] In accordance with conference rules, Alabama faced all five Western Division opponents: Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss. [69], In what was the first meeting as opposing head coaches between Nick Saban and his former assistant coach from both LSU and the Miami Dolphins, Will Muschamp, the Crimson Tide defeated the Florida Gators, 38–10 at The Swamp. [125] On the first play of Alabama's fourth offensive possession, Corey Lemonier forced a McCarron fumble that was recovered for a touchdown by Kenneth Carter to cut the Crimson Tide lead to 14–7 at the end of the first quarter. [32] Alabama had one bye week after the Tennessee game and prior to the first LSU game. [75][77] Sturgis then missed a 52-yard field goal attempt and Alabama led 24–10 at the half. Career rushing touchdowns: Mark Ingram II (2008-10) and Henry share the Crimson Tide record of 42, one ahead of Shaun Alexander (1996-99). However, the kick was blocked by Robert Lester to preserve the shutout. [185], Of all the draft-eligible juniors, Dont'a Hightower, Dre Kirkpatrick and Trent Richardson declared their eligibility for the 2012 NFL Draft on January 12. Alabama School History; ... Game Logs; Splits; Team Stats. Two plays later, Kent State scored their only points of the game when Spencer Keith connected with Justin Thompson for a three-yard touchdown reception to cut the lead to 24–7. [88] The final points of the quarter came on a ten-yard McCarron touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson, and the final points of the game came in the fourth quarter on a 69-yard Fowler touchdown run to make the final score 52–7. [47] On offense, the Crimson Tide had 482 total yards with three different running backs scoring touchdowns and Maze totaling 118 yards receiving on eight catches with one touchdown. [65][66] The Razorbacks tied the game at 7–7 late in the first quarter when Tyler Wilson threw a ten-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Johnson. On April 27, 2011, an EF4 rated tornado devastated Tuscaloosa. Christopher Walsh's notes column All Things Bama regularly appears on BamaCentral. TEAM RECORDS. [140][141] After their victory over LSU in the BCS National Championship Game, Alabama was selected No. 41 Bradley Sylve (WR); No. [12], By August, Alabama had a combined 31 players on 12 different preseason award watch lists. [182] He stayed with Alabama through the BCS National Championship Game and began his transition as the Rams' head coach from Tuscaloosa. [74] The Gators took an early 7–0 lead when John Brantley threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Andre Debose. 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Visit ESPN to view the Alabama Crimson Tide team roster for the current season. They finished the season with a record of twelve wins and one loss (12–1 overall, 7–1 in the SEC) and as consensus national champions. 1 Alabama vs. No. [109][110] After a pair of missed field goals, one from 19-yard by Cade Foster and the second from 31-yards by Jeremy Shelley, Alabama scored their first points in the second quarter. [156] At that time Richardson was also named the 2011 most valuable player with Barron, Hightower and Courtney Upshaw named defensive players of the year and AJ McCarron and Marquis Maze named the offensive players of the year. Career rushing yards: Alabama’s all-time rushing king is Henry with 3,591 yards from 2013-15. [191] In the days after the draft, six players from the 2011 squad that were not drafted signed as undrafted free agents. In the weeks following the conclusion of the season, several changes were made to the Alabama coaching staff. [43][45] After holding the Golden Flashes to a three-and-out on the opening possession, Trent Richardson scored the Crimson Tide's first touchdown on a one-yard run to give Alabama a 7–0 lead. [127] After getting the ball back on downs late in the quarter, Jalston Fowler scored on a 15-yard touchdown run, to cap a drive that included a 57-yard Richardson run, and made the final score 42–14. In the rematch against LSU, the Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers 21–0 to capture their second BCS Championship in three years. The reality is that it would only make it easier for Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma to make the playoff, not more difficult. Smith is averaging nearly nine receptions per game. 3 Cyrus Kouandjio (OT); No. [35] The non-conference schedule also included games against Kent State of the Mid-American Conference, North Texas of the Sun Belt Conference and Georgia Southern of the Southern Conference. With all the talk about whether Ohio State should be allowed to have the opportunity to compete for the national championship after the Big Ten had to modify its own rules to get the Buckeyes into the league title game, it seems only inevitable that expansion of the College Football Playoff will soon be a hot topic. Several hundred fans were there to greet them upon their arrival. [5][6] Spring practice began on March 21 and concluded with the annual A-Day game on April 16. [75][76] For the game, Alabama's defense was dominant in only allowing 222 total yards of offense, with the 15 rushing yards being the fewest ever allowed against Florida in their all-time series. [101][102][103][104] After a scoreless first quarter that saw the Crimson Tide miss two field goals, and another blocked early in the second quarter, Alabama took a 3–0 lead midway through the second on a 34-yard Jeremy Shelley field goal. [148] They ranked first in total defense (183.62 yards per game), scoring defense (8.15 points per game), passing defense (111.46 yards per game) and rushing defense (72.15 yards per game). 2 Alabama over Kent State", "Kent State vs Alabama: Play-by-play Summary", "Football heads to Happy Valley to face Penn State", "AJ McCarron calmly leads No. [8] For their performances, Barrett Jones earned the Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the A-Day Game Award and Trent Richardson earned the Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the A-Day Game Award. [180] Darius Hanks was selected to play in the East–West Shrine Game. Redshirt junior quarterback Mac Jones is at 75.7 percent. [184] On January 18, 2012, Alabama officials announced the hires of both Doug Nussmeier from the Washington Huskies as offensive coordinator and of Lance Thompson from Tennessee as outside linebackers coach. McCarron became the first sophomore quarterback to lead a team to a BCS National Title. [96] On the next play, McCarron threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Bell to extend the Alabama lead to 20–6. [30] Prior to National Signing Day, three high school players and three junior college transfers of the 2011 recruiting class enrolled for the spring semester in order to participate in spring practice. [189] The first round selections were Richardson (3rd Cleveland Browns), Barron (7th Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Kirkpatrick (17th Cincinnati Bengals) and Hightower (25th New England Patriots). Find out the latest on your favorite NCAAF teams on CBSSports.com. [117] From there the Alabama offense began a 15-play, 92-yard drive that took 8:36 to complete with McCarron throwing a four-yard touchdown pass to Smelley for the final points in their 45–21 win. 19 Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix (S); No. [112] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against the Bulldogs to 74–18–3 (76–17–3 without NCAA vacations and forfeits). Tua Tagovailoa set the career mark last year at 199.4. 2 Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. Passer efficiency: Jones is second in the NCAA in passing efficiency with a 210.82 rating, but the quarterback ahead of him has only played in five games. [109] Later in the quarter Derek DePasquale missed a 41-yard field goal attempt for the Bulldogs, but on the ensuing Alabama possession Cameron Lawrence intercepted an AJ McCarron pass and returned it to the Alabama four-yard line. Single-season receiving yards: Smith has 1,305 yards, while Cooper has the record at 1,727. 3. [50] For his seven tackles, interception and fumble recovery, Mark Barron was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Meanwhile, the players could potentially be looking at a 16-game season and would likely have to give up Christmas break and play games during finals week, all so other people could make even more money off of them. Smith has six this season, and 11 for his career. [96] Trent Richardson then scored his first touchdown of the game on the following Alabama possession on a 12-yard run to cap a six-play, 63-yard drive. [65] Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron received the snap as the holder, and proceeded to throw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Michael Williams to give the Crimson Tide a 7–0 lead. [122][123] With a potential berth in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game on the line, the Alabama defense did not allow an offensive touchdown in their 42–14 victory on The Plains. Nick Saban’s Alabama football team went unscathed … ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale. Career 100-yard receiving games: Cooper holds the record with 14. [45][46] The Tide scored their final points of the first quarter on a one-yard Richardson run to take a 21–0 lead into the second quarter. [83] Three plays later, McCarron threw a 17-yard touchdown pass, his fourth of the day, to Darius Hanks to make the final score 34–0. [157] In addition to Richardson, Mark Barron, Barrett Jones, Courtney Upshaw and William Vlachos were named to the AP All-SEC First Team. Barron, Hightower, Jones, DeQuan Menzie and Richardson were named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America Team. Most values are per game averages; Team Stats Table; Passing Rushing Total Offense First Downs Penalties Turnovers; Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg ... > Alabama Crimson Tide … He's averaging 115.3 rushing yards per game this season, which means he's on pace to break the record during the SEC Championship Game. Regardless of what happens in the SEC Championship Game, the Crimson Tide could be in the cusp of an epic year in terms of postseason honors. [121] The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against the Tigers to 41–34–1. Passing yards: The 2020 team … [59][60] Lacy scored the final points of the game midway through the fourth with his second touchdown of the evening on a 67-yard run to give Alabama the 41–0 victory. Also, seven players were named to various All-America Teams with Dont'a Hightower being a consensus selection and Mark Barron, Jones and Richardson each being unanimous selections. [145] Speakers at the event included head coach Nick Saban and university president Robert Witt. Average gain per offensive play: Alabama is going at a 8.1 clip. [144] On January 21, a public national championship celebration at Bryant–Denny Stadium was attended by approximately 32,000 spectators. [149] It marked the first time that a single defense ranked first in all four major, team defensive categories since the 1986 Oklahoma squad. View the full team roster and stat leaders for the 2020 NCAAF season on CBS Sports. After five consecutive AJ McCarron passes gained 65-yards, Richardson gained the final eight en route to his third touchdown of the evening. Single-season receptions: Senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith has 80, while Amari Cooper holds the Alabama record of 124 (2014). [133][134] On that possession, the Crimson Tide scored the only touchdown of the game on a 34-yard Trent Richardson run to make the final score 21–0. [111], Alabama extended their lead to 10–0 after Shelley connected on a 24-yard field goal early in the third quarter. Passer efficiency career: Jones has a career efficiency rating of 200.4. [158] Cyrus Kouandjio and Vinnie Sunseri were both named to Freshman All-SEC Team. [10] After transferring to Alabama from Arizona Western College, Douglas struggled with off-field issues including a DUI charge following a December 2010 arrest. Several Alabama players were selected by postseason all-star games. 2 in the AP and Coaches' Preseason Polls. [174] Upshaw and Vlachos were both named to the Walter Camp All-America Second Team. [161] He finished third in the Heisman voting with 978 points, behind Griffin (1,687 points) and Luck (1,407 points). Despite not winning their conference championship, when the final Bowl Championship Series rankings were released, Alabama had the number two ranking to qualify for the 2012 BCS National Championship Game. According to the NCAA record book the minimum standard is 15 attempts per game. Trent Richardson was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year. Need a smart fullback who can do everything you need and then some? For his performance, Richardson was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Visit ESPN to view the Alabama Crimson Tide team stats for the 2020 season. [59][60] After Shelley missed a 42-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter, Richardson scored again with a 71-yard touchdown run on Alabama's next offensive possession to extend their lead to 34–0. Not factoring in league championship games, such a playoff would look something like the following this season: No. [33] Alabama did not play SEC opponents Georgia, Kentucky or South Carolina. Completion percentage: The Alabama single-season mark, minimum 200 completions, is Greg McElroy at 70.9 percent in 2010. [51] Alabama took a 7–3 lead later in the first quarter after AJ McCarron connected with Michael Williams for a five-yard touchdown reception to cap an 11-play, 69-yard drive. "It's time for FBS to move to a postseason format similar to every other level of football: remove as much of the human element as possible by granting conference champs and a G5 champ (best team) an automatic bid in a six or eight-team playoff," Dellenger also posted. [14], Alabama head coach Nick Saban entered his fifth year as the Crimson Tide's head coach for the 2011 season. 2 ranking in all of the polls after Oklahoma State was upset by Iowa State, and retained the No. Henry had 28 in 2015. No. All of the championship trophies were available for public viewing. [160], After the season, a number of Alabama players were named as national award winners and finalists. The official Football page for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide [138] After their 9–6 loss against the Tigers, Alabama dropped to No. Ironically, of the major honors those players are up for the one it probably has the least chance of winning is the one most thought it had the best chance of landing at the beginning of the season, the Butkus Award for most outstanding linebacker. [188] In the draft, Alabama tied a school record with four players selected in the first round. [43] In the fourth, the Tide scored their final touchdown of the afternoon on a 49-yard Jalston Fowler run and their final points on a 32-yard Shelley field goal to make the final score 48–7. Jones would need 325 completions to qualify and he's at 295. View the latest in Alabama Crimson Tide, NCAA football news here. Harris has 40. [162] Richardson won the Doak Walker Award and was also named a finalist for the Maxwell Award;[163][164] Dont'a Hightower was named a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Butkus Award, the Lott Trophy and the Lombardi Award;[163][165][166][167] Courtney Upshaw was named a finalist for the Butkus Award and the Lombardi Award;[165][167] Barrett Jones won the Outland Trophy, the Wuerffel Trophy and the ARA Sportsmanship Award;[163][164][168][169] Mark Barron was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy;[163][170] and William Vlachos was named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy. … [57][58] After a 26-yard Jeremy Shelley field goal gave the Crimson Tide a 3–0 lead, Trent Richardson scored their first touchdown of the evening on Alabama's second offensive possession to give them a 10–0 lead at the end of the first period. With four more games, Smith is on pace for 233.6. [50] AJ McCarron threw for 163 yards and a touchdown. [51] Ten plays later, the Crimson Tide led 17–3 after a three-yard Trent Richardson touchdown run. Career receiving yards: Smith is already second on the all-time list with 3,414 yards, and is closing fast on Cooper's 3,463. 23 Penn State", "Alabama vs Penn State: Play-by-play Summary", "No. SB Nation is the largest independent sports media brand, consisting of SBNation.com, MMAFighting.com and over 300 fan-centric team communities. The Alabama Crimson Tide football team represents the University of Alabama in the sport of American football and is among the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history. Additionally, several players were recognized for the individual accomplishments on the field. Jeff Scott scored on a one-yard touchdown run to cap a 5-play, 72-yard drive to give Ole Miss their only lead of the game at 7–0. [75] Late in the quarter, the Gators did have a scoring opportunity by driving to the Alabama 13-yard line. After Kentucky's 1–3 Start, Can the Wildcats Turn Things Around? [115][117], After forcing a punt to open the second half, Alabama scored a touchdown on its opening possession with a 34-yard touchdown reception by Brad Smelley from McCarron. [99] The victory was Alabama's fifth consecutive over Tennessee and improved their all-time record against the Volunteers to 48–38–7 (49–37–8 without NCAA vacations and forfeits). [87][89] The victory was their eighth straight over Ole Miss and improved Alabama's all-time record against the Rebels 45–9–2 (49–8–2 without NCAA vacations and forfeits). [38] The Cosgrove Computer Rankings calculated it as the twenty-ninth most difficult out of the 120 Division I FBS teams in its rankings. [163] Assistant head and linebackers coach Sal Sunseri was also named a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award. [173] Barron, Hightower, Jones and Richardson were named to the Walter Camp All-America Team. [176] Barron, Jones, Richardson and Upshaw were named to the Sporting News (TSN) All-America Team. [174] Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick, Jones, Richardson and Upshaw were named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America Team. With seventeen returning starters from the previous season, Alabama entered their 2011 campaign ranked as the number two team in the nation and as a favorite to win the Western Division and compete for the SEC championship. [191] Brad Smelley was the eighth and final Alabama player selected in the 2012 Draft in the seventh round (247th Cleveland Browns). [117] In the fourth quarter, Alabama stopped the Eagles at the Crimson Tide eight-yard line after an incomplete Shaw pass on fourth down. [8], In the weeks after the conclusion of spring practice, a pair of tragedies occurred that directly impacted the team. … 7 recruiting class according to Scout. [111] The Crimson Tide then closed the game with an eleven-play, 73-yard drive, all on the ground, with Lacy scoring his second touchdown of the night from 32 yards out to give Alabama the 24–7 victory. [59][60] The Crimson Tide extended their lead to 20–0 by halftime after a 43-yard Eddie Lacy touchdown run and a 37-yard Shelley field goal in the second quarter. [15] In the weeks after the Capitol One Bowl victory, several changes were made to the Alabama coaching staff. [148] Individually, Dont’a Hightower led the team with 85 total tackles, 45 of which were assisted, and Mark Barron was the leader with 43 solo tackles. Nick Saban’s Alabama football team is 7-0 heading into Iron Bowl week. View pictures, videos, stats and more at al.com. [43] For the game, Alabama's defense was dominant in allowing −9 yards rushing and 90 yards of total offense against Kent State in the contest. ... From DeVonta Smith to Buddy Johnson, the 2020-21 college football All-Bowl team. 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