Nov 29, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Alabama Crimson Tide

The Alabama Crimson Tide travels to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for the SEC Championship and a trip to the BCS National Championship game. If they don’t win, they’ll be on the radar for the Capital One Bowl.

Record: 11-1
Recordvs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 5-1
Key Wins: @ LSU (21-17), vs. MississippiState (38-7)
Key Loss: vs. Texas A&M (29-24)
Last Bowl Appearance: 2012 BCS National Championshipvs. LSU
Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2011 Capital One Bowl vs.Michigan State

Top Players:

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  • AJ McCarron, QB, 2507 passing yards (#8 inthe SEC), 25 Touchdowns (#3 in the SEC), 176.3 QPR (#2 in the FCS)
  • Eddie Lacy, RB, 1001 rushing yards (#7 in theSEC), 14 Touchdowns (Tied for #2 in the SEC), 161 receiving yards
  • T.J. Yeldon, RB, 847 passing yards (#10 in theSEC), 10 Touchdowns (#5 in the SEC), 131 receiving yards, including 28 yardgame-winning touchdown reception against LSU
  • Adrian Hubbard, LB, 5 sacks (#12 in the SEC), 9tackles for loss (#22 in the SEC), 3 forced fumbles (#5 in the SEC)

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Michigan: 2-2, last meeting 9/1/2012 — won 41-14
vs. Nebraska: 3-2, last meeting 9/2/1978 — won 20-3
vs. Northwestern: No previous meetings

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