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SEC football by the numbers: Alabama top 10 for 2022

SEC football by the numbers: Alabama top 10 for 2022

Alabama posted an 11–2 record during the 2022 season, which included a 6–2 mark in SEC play. Here are 10 numbers that reflect the Crimson Tide’s most recent campaign:

1 Alabama players have been a unanimous All-American more than once — LB Will Anderson Jr. followed his 2021 unanimous selection with another in 2022. Georgia RB Herschel Walker in 1980, 1981 and 1982, and Tennessee S Eric Berry in 2008 and 2009 are the only other SEC players to accomplish the feat. Anderson also repeated as the winner of the Nagurski Trophy in 2022. Anderson joined Northwestern LB Pat Fitzgerald, in 1995 and 1996, as the only two-time winners of the award, which has been presented annually since 1993 to the nation’s defensive player of the year.

1 loss for Alabama when it scored at least 46 points in a game – a 52–49 blowout against Tennessee on October 15. Before the Volunteers sealed their victory on a last-snap field goal, the Crimson Tide had a 16–1–0 record when scoring more than 45 points. Alabama became the fourth SEC team to lose by scoring at least 49 points in a non-overtime game. Mississippi State defeated Arkansas 51–50 on November 21, 2015, Wake Forest defeated Texas A&M 55–52 at the Belk Bowl on December 29, 2017, and Ole Miss defeated Arkansas 52–51 on October 9, 2021. Defeated. Tennessee became the third opponent to score at least 52 points against Alabama in a non-overtime game. Sewanee defeated the Tide 54–4 on October 21, 1907, and Vanderbilt defeated Alabama 78–0 on October 20, 1906.

2 SEC players have scored more points than Alabama’s Will Reichardt. On November 5, in the Crimson Tide’s 32–31 overtime loss to LSU, Reichardt broke school. Record of 385 points set by Leigh Tiffin from 2006 to 2009. Reichardt finished his fourth season at Alabama with 426 points. The only SEC players who have scored more points are Daniel Carlson, with 480 at Auburn from 2014 to 2017, and Rodrigo Blankenship, with 440 at Georgia from 2016 to 2019.

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2 Players in the nation had at least 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards during the 2022 season, including Alabama RB Jahmir Gibbs. Gibbs rushed for 151 carries for 926 yards and seven TDs and set a Crimson Tide single-season record for receptions by a running back with 44, which went for 444 yards and three TDs. Gibbs became the second Alabama player in 2020 after RB Najee Harris with 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in the same season. Yards and five TDs on 221 carries and 55 receptions for 546 yards and two TDs.

5 TDs were passed by QB Bryce Young in Alabama’s 55–0 victory over Utah State to start the season and ended with the Crimson Tide’s 45–20 win over Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl. With a TD run against Utah State, Young became the second Alabama player to account for at least six TDs in a game, joining Tua Tagovailoa, who did so twice. In the Sugar Bowl, Young tied the Tide Bowl record for TD passes set by Mack Jones in the CFP Championship Game for the 2020 season. Young extended his streak of games with a TD pass to 27 and recorded his fifth five-TD performance during that streak. This allowed him to move one ahead of Tagovailoa for most games with at least five TD passes in school history.

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7 Consecutive Alabama–Arkansas games have included at least 40 points for the Crimson Tide, the school’s only such streak against an SEC opponent. Alabama defeated Arkansas 49–31 on October 1 after defeating the Razorbacks 49–30 in 2016, 41–9 in 2017, 65–31 in 2018, 48–7 in 2019, 52–3 in 2020 and 42–35 in 2021. 26 beat.

8 Alabama games this century featured fewer than 325 yards for the Crimson Tide offense and at least 400 yards for the opponent’s offense. Alabama lost the first seven, but the Tide came back with those stats on November 12, a 30–24 loss to Ole Miss. Against the Rebels, Alabama gained 317 yards, while Ole Miss gained 403. Other Alabama games since 2000 that accomplished those numbers include losses to Auburn in 2017, LSU in 2007, Oklahoma State in 2006, LSU and Auburn in 2003, and LSU and Mississippi State. in 2000.

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15 Most consecutive seasons with at least 10 wins for Alabama, major-college record. By moving to 11–2 in 2022, Alabama would break the record for consecutive 10-win seasons set by Florida State from 1987 to 2000 and extend its record of consecutive 11-win seasons to 12. The most recent time Alabama failed to win 10 games in a season was in 2007, when the Tide went 7–6. Alabama won 12 games in 2008, 14 in 2009, 10 in 2010, 12 in 2011, 13 in 2012, 11 in 2013, 12 in 2014, 14 in 2015, 14 in 2016, 13 in 2017, 14 in 2018, 11 in 2019 Won , 13 in 2020 and 13 in 2021.

16 Years later, Alabama lost to a team that finished the season with a losing record. The Crimson Tide owns the longest such streak in the country. Alabama lost to Mississippi State 24–16 on November 4, 2006, ending a season in which the Bulldogs posted a 3–9 record. Since that loss, Alabama has lost 30 games, and the Tide’s opponent posted at least a .500 record in each of those blowouts that season in which it defeated Alabama. In 2022, the Tide lost 52–49 to Tennessee on October 15 and 32–31 in overtime to LSU on November 5. The Volunteers finished with an 11–2 record, and the Tigers went on to go 10–4 in 2022.

56 Consecutive non-conference regular-season games have been won by Alabama—the longest such streak in the country during the SEC era. The Crimson Tide’s most recent loss in a non-conference regular-season game occurred on November 17, 2007, when Alabama lost 21–14 to Louisiana–Monroe. The Tide surpassed LSU’s mark of 52 consecutive non-conference regular-season wins, which ran from 2002 through the 2015 campaign, when it defeated Utah State 55–0 on September 3. During the 2022 regular season, Alabama also defeated Texas 20–0. 19, Louisiana–Monroe 63–7 and Austin Peay 34–0 in non-conference contests.

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Mark Inabinet is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. follow him on twitter ,AMarkG1,

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