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									           12 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS                                                                21 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS                                         51 BOWL APPEARANCES

   GAME 12: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE VS. MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
         Dec. 31, 2004    The Coliseum Nashville, Tennessee                                                                                                       Quick Facts
              11 a.m. (CST) EPSN -- 2004 Music City Bowl                                                                                             Alabama in this week’s polls
                                                                                                                                                     Associated Press                        NR



     Alabama Football                                                                                                                                USA Today/Coaches                       NR


                                                                                                                                                     ALABAMA QUICK NOTES: Alabama leads all Division I
                                                                                                                                                     teams in bowl appearances (52) and bowl wins (29)
                                                                                                                                                     entering the Music City Bowl ... Alabama is 2-1-1 (.625)
ALABAMA FACES MINNESOTA IN MUSIC CITY                                                  Handling the broadcast duties for ESPN will be Dave
The nation’s all-time leader in bowl appearances and                                   Barnett (play-by-play), Bill Curry (analyst), David Norrie    in its previous four New Year’s Eve bowl games ...
bowl victories is bowling once again. The Alabama                                      (analyst) and Alex Flanagan (sideline reporter). Fans         Minnesota will be the Crimson Tide’s 32nd different
Crimson Tide (6-5, 3-5 SEC) makes its NCAA-leading                                     can also tune to the 80-plus station Crimson Tide             bowl opponent ... Bama is 2-2 in its previous four bowl
52nd bowl appearance at the 2004 Gaylord Hotels                                        Sports Network with Eli Gold (play-by-play), Kenny            games played in the state of Tennessee ... The Music
Music City Bowl as they face the Minnesota Golden                                      Stabler (analyst) and Tom Roberts (sidelines) describing      City Bowl will feature three 1,000-yard rushers
Gophers (6-5, 3-5 Big 10) on New Year’s Eve morning                                    the action.                                                   (Minnesota’s Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber III
(11 a.m.) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tenn. The                                                                                                    and Alabama’s Kenneth Darby) ... Only seven current
game will be televised by ESPN. In addition to its                                                                                                   UA players have prior bowl game experience ... The
NCAA-record 52 bowl games, Alabama has also won                                        THE HEAD COACHES                                              Crimson Tide has 13 college graduates on its 2004
more bowl games (29) than any other school. The                                        Coach Mike Shula (10-14, .417) is 6-5 (.556) in his           Music City Bowl roster, including seven this month ... UA
2004 Music City Bowl is Alabama’s first post-season                                    sophomore season as the head coach of the Alabama             leads the nation in passing defense (116.5) ...
bowl appearance since a 14-13 win over Iowa State in                                   Crimson Tide. Shula compiled a 4-9 (.308) record in           Alabama leads the SEC in seven statistical cate-
the 2001 Independence Bowl. This is also the second                                    his rookie season at Alabama last year against the            gories, including total defense, passing defense, pass
time that Alabama has played in the Music City Bowl.                                   nation’s most difficult schedule. The Crimson Tide lost       efficiency defense, kickoff returns, turnover margin, time
The last experience was not a memorable one at all                                     to both teams (Oklahoma and LSU) that played in the           of possession and fewest sacks allowed ... UA ranks
for the Crimson Tide as they fell 38-7 to Virginia Tech                                BCS National Championship game last season. Shula             112th in the nation in pass offense, while UM is 112th
in the inaugural bowl game at Vanderbilt Stadium in                                    previously served as an assistant coach in the NFL with       in the nation in pass defense ... Coach Mike Shula was
1998. Alabama is coming off back-to-back losses to                                     Tampa Bay, Chicago and Miami. A three-year letterman          2-0 in his bowl career as a player for the Tide ...
No. 15 LSU (26-10) and No. 2 Auburn (21-13).                                           at Alabama (1984-86), Shula was a two-time All-SEC
Minnesota opened the year with five straight wins and                                  selection and threw for over 2,000 yards as a junior          Alabama (6-5, 3-5 SEC)
was on the verge of a Top 10 national ranking before                                   (1985), leading Alabama to dramatic come-from-                Date     Opponent                 TV         Time/Score
losing five of its last six games, including three                                     behind wins over Georgia and Auburn. Overall, Shula           9- 4     Utah State              PPV            W, 48-17
straight to close out the year.                                                        is 2-3 (.400) as a player and coach against the Tigers,       9-11     Ole Miss               espn2            W, 28-7
                                                                                       including last year’s 28-23 loss in his coaching debut on     9-18     Western Carolina        PPV             W, 52-0
 WHAT’S INSIDE:                                                                                                                                      9-25     at Arkansas             CBS            L, 27-10
                                                                                       the Plains. Minnesota head coach Glen Mason (109-
 Topic                                                                     Pages                                                                     10-2     South Carolina         espn2            L, 20-3
                                                                                       109-1, .500) is in his 19th season as a collegiate head
 Media Quick Facts ........................................................2                                                                         10-9     at Kentucky              JP            W, 45-17
 Coach Mike Shula ......................................................3-4            coach, including eight years with the Golden Gophers.
 NCAA Stats, Polls ..........................................................5                                                                       10-16    (24) S. Miss (HC)       PPV             W, 27-3
 History of UA Football ....................................................6          Since his arrival in the “twin cities”, Mason has guided
                                                                                                                                                     10-23    (11) Tennessee          CBS            L, 17-13
 2004 Coach Staff, Roster Breakdown ............................7                      Minnesota to a 50-45 (.526) record and five bowl berths       11-6     Mississippi State      espn2           W, 30-14
 Senior Class Bids Farewell, Graduates ..........................7                     in the last six years. His 36 wins over the last five years
 Second Year Success, Winning Seasons ....................8-9                                                                                        11-13    (17) LSU               ESPN            L, 26-10
 2004 Honors and Awards ........................................9-10                   represent the best five-year win total at UM since 1903-      11-20    (2) Auburn              CBS            L, 21-13
 Bama is Bowling Again ..........................................11-15
 2004 Alabama Player Participation ........................16-18                       07. His best season with the Golden Gophers came last         12-31    Minnesota              ESPN              11 AM
 Injuries ........................................................................19   year when he led UM to a 10-3 overall record. Prior to
 Alabama Quarterbacks ..........................................19-20
                                                                                       his arrival at Minnesota, Mason spent nine years at
 2004 Wins and Losses Breakdown ..............................21
 Alabama Offense Notes ..........................................22-24
                                                                                                                                                     Minnesota (6-5, 3-5 Big 10)
                                                                                       Kansas (1988-96), where he compiled a 47-54 (.465)
 Alabama Defense Notes ........................................25-26                                                                                 Date Opponent               TV      Time/Score
 Alabama Special Team Notes ................................26-28                      record. His best year at KU was a 10-2 mark in 1995.           9- 4 Toledo              espn2        W, 63-21
 Alabama-Minnesota Stats Breakdown..........................29                         He also served as head coach at Kent State (1986-87)
 The Alabama-Minnesota Series ..............................29-33                                                                                     9-11 Illinois State    ESPN Plus      W, 37-21
 Bryant-Denny Stadium ................................................33               and compiled a 12-10 (.545) worksheet. He has been             9-18 at Colorado State espn2          W, 34-16
 All-Time Road Record ..................................................34             named Coach of the Year in three different conferences
 All-Time Neutral Site Record ........................................34                                                                              9-25 Northwestern        espn2        W, 43-17
 SEC East vs. West ........................................................35          in his career, winning Big 10 honors in 1999, Big 8 hon-      10- 2 Penn State        ESPN Plus       W, 16-7
 All-Time Television Record ..........................................35
 All-Time December Record ....................................35-36                    ors in 1991 and 1995 and Mid-American honors in               10- 9 at (14) Michigan     ABC         L, 27-24
 All-Time Overtime Record ............................................37               1986.                                                         10-16 at Michigan State ESPN           L, 51-17
 Player Feature Ideas ....................................................37
 2004 Game-By-Game Starters ....................................38                                                                                   10-23 Illinois                          W, 45-0
 Wesley Britt Bio ..........................................................39                                                                       10-30 at Indiana                       L, 30-21
 Evan Mathis Bio ..........................................................40
 DeMeco Ryans Bio ......................................................41             BAMA WILL BE VISITING TEAM                                    11- 6 at (4) Wisconsin     ABC         L, 38-14
 Roman Harper Bio........................................................42            Alabama will be the visiting team at the 2004 Music           11-13 (19) Iowa           ESPN         L, 29-27
 Charlie Peprah Bio ......................................................43
 Depth Chart ................................................................44        CIty Bowl and wear their road white jerseys.                  12-31 ALABAMA             ESPN           11 AM
 Miscellaneous Stats................................................45-50                                                                            (Rank -- Opponent ranking at time of game)


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                    Tentative Bowl Week Schedule                                                                               Media Relations Directory
   SUNDAY           MONDAY             TUESDAY        WEDNESDAY             THURSDAY             FRIDAY         SATURDAY
                                                                                                                               Media Relations Phone:
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 Dec. 26                            Dec. 28                               Dec. 30                              Jan . 1, 2005

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 Music City                         (TBA)                                                                                      Mailing Address:
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                                                                                             ESPN                                    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0391
                                                                          Press
 Practice                                                                 Conference with
 (5 PM)                                                                   Shula and                                            Overnight Address:
                                                                          Mason                                                     323 Paul Bryant Drive
                                                                                                                                    Coleman Coliseum, Room 170 A
                                                                                                                                    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Crimson Tide Sports Network Affiliates                          Jackson, MS                 WPBQ-AM 1240
Your Guide to Alabama on the airwaves                           Jacksonville, FL            WIOJ-AM 1010
                                                                Jasper                      WARF-AM 1240
                                                                                                                               Internet Addresses:
with Eli Gold, Ken Stabler and Tom Roberts                                                                                           www.rolltide.com
                                                                Linden                      WINL-FM 98.5
                                                                Meridian, MS                WZKR-FM 103.3
                                                                                                                                     www.mikeshula.com
Anniston                   WASZ-FM 95.5                                                                                              www.crimsontradition.com
Alexander City             WKGA-FM 100.3                        Mobile                      WNSP-FM 105.5
Appalachicola, FL          WFCT-FM 105.5                        Mobile                      WZEW-FM 92.1                       Associate Director of Athletics
Arab                       WAFN-FM 92.7                         Monroeville                 WMFC-AM 1360                       for Media Relations:
Birmingham                 WZRR-FM 99.5                         Monroeville                 WMFC-FM 99.3                             *Larry White
Birmingham                 WJOX-AM 690                          Montgomery                  WXFX-FM 95.1                             Work: 348-6084
Brewton                    WKNU-FM 106.3                        Oneonta                     WCRL-AM 1570                             Home: 333-1640
Butler                     WPRN-FM 107.7                        Oneonta                     WKLD-FM 97.7                             e-mail: lwhite@ia.ua.edu
Centre                     WRHY-FM 105.9                        Opp                         WAMI-AM 860
Clanton                    WKLF-AM 980                          Opp                         WAMI-FM 102.3                      Associate Director of Media Relations:
Clanton                    WEZZ-FM 97.7                         Pell City                   WFHK-AM 1430                            Becky Hopf
Corinth, MS                WADI-FM 95.3                         Russellville                WGOL-AM 920                             Work: 348-6084
Cullman                    WFMH-AM 1340                         Scottsboro                  WKEA-FM 98.3                            Home: 343-9055
Cullman                    WFMH-FM 95.5                         Selma                       WHBB-AM 1490                            e-mail: bhopf@ia.ua.edu
Decatur                    WWTM-AM 1400                         Selma                       WDXX-FM 100.1
Dothan                     WAGF-AM 1320                         Spartanburg, SC             WASC-AM 1530                       Assistant Directors of Media Relations:
Dothan                     WAGF-FM 101.3                        Sylacauga                   WFEB-AM 1340                             *Barry Allen
Eufaula                    WRVX-FM 97.9                         Tuscaloosa                  WZBQ-FM 94.1                             Office: 348-8836
Fayette                    WLDX-AM 990                          Tuscaloosa                  WRTR-FM 105.5                            Home: 758-6526
Florence                   WYTK-FM 93.9                         Tuscaloosa                  WACT-AM 1420                             e-mail: ballen@ia.ua.edu
Fort Payne                 WFPA-AM 1400                         Union Springs               WACQ-AM 1130
Gadsden                    WGAD-AM 1350                         Union Springs               WQSI-FM 93.9                             *John Hayden
Georgiana                  WFXX-FM 107.7                        West Point, GA              WCJM-FM 100.9                            Office: 348-6734
Haleyville                 WJBB-AM 1230                         Winfield                    WKXM-AM 1300                             Home: 394-5646
Haleyville                 WJBB-FM 92.7                         Winfield                    WKXM-FM 105.9                            e-mail: jhayden@ia.ua.edu
Huntsville                 WUMP-AM 730
Huntsville                 WZYP-FM 104.3                        * -- All games are also available on SIRIUS Satellite                Brian Morgan
Jackson, AL                WRJX-AM 1230                         Radio.                                                               Office: 348-7496
Jackson, AL                WBMH-FM 106.1                                                                                             Home: 345-5509
                                                                                                                                     e-mail: bmorgan@ia.ua.edu

                                                                                                                                     Roots Woodruff
  Coach Shula TV Show Affiliates                                     “Hey, Coach!”                                                   Office: 348-2088
The weekly look at Crimson Tide Football is hosted by                Bama fans again will have an opportunity to talk with           Home: 349-0936
NBC 13 sports anchor Jim Dunaway.                                    Crimson Tide coach Mike Shula each week on the net-
                                                                                                                                     e-mail: rwoodruff@ia.ua.edu
                                                                     work’s “Hey, Coach!” show. The show airs from 6-
Dothan                   WTVY (Sunday, 10:30 pm)                                                                               Media Relations Intern:
                                                                     7:30 pm on most CTSM affiliates. Tom Roberts hosts             Jeff Dunnavant
Birmingham               NBC 13 (Sunday, 10:30 pm)                   the 90 minute coaches’ call-in show on Thursday night
Birmingham               WOTM 19 (Monday, 7 pm)                                                                                     Office: 348-7486
                                                                     during the 2004 football season. Coach Shula makes             Home: 553-1981
Huntsville               WZDX (Sunday, 10:30 pm)                     comments and interviews fans in attendance. The
Mobile                   WJTC (Sunday, 10 pm)                                                                                       e-mail: jdunnavant@ia.ua.edu
                                                                     show is broadcast live from Wings Sports Grille in
Montgomery               WCOV (Sunday, 10:30 pm)
                                                                     Tuscaloosa. In December, “Hey, Coach!” will return to     Athletic Photographer:
Tuscaloosa               WVUA (Monday 6:30 pm)
                                                                     Monday night with other Bama head coaches. Fans                 Kent Gidley
Comcast                  CSS (Thursday, 6:30 pm)
FOX Sports Net           FSNS (Monday, 11 am)                        can join the program by calling toll-free 877-202-              Work: 348-2301
                                                                     BAMA.                                                           Home: 556-1614
            Alabama Football on TV                                                                                                   e-mail: kgidley@ia.ua.edu
                                                                     “Crimson Tide Post-Game Party”
Live:                      ESPN (11:07 AM)                           Chris Stewart hosts the “Crimson Tide Post-Game
                           (TBA)                                     Party” one hour after each Alabama game at Wings          * -- Primary football contacts.
                                                                     Sports Grille. The “Crimson Tide Post-Game Party” is
Delay:                     WVUA (Sat, 11 PM/Sun 3 PM)                carried live on Crimson Tide Sports Network stations.
                           WOTM (Sat 11 PM/Mon 8 PM)
                           FOX SNS (Tuesday, 11 AM)
                           CSS (Thursday: 11 AM/7 PM)

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                                                             MIKE SHULA NOTEBOOK                                Shula completed passes to Gene Jelks (16

        Mike Shula                                           *Former All-SEC quarterback Mike Shula
                                                             made his head coaching debut as the
                                                             Crimson Tide defeated the South Florida
                                                                                                                yds) and Greg Richardson (19 yards) on
                                                                                                                the drive and threw a key block on Bell’s
                                                                                                                20-yard reverse on fourth and four...
                                                             Bulls, 40-17, Aug. 30, 2003 at Legion Field.       Caught game-tying TD pass at LSU from
            MIKE SHULA                                                                                          Jelks.
        YEAR-BY-YEAR LEDGER                                  *Shula was named the Crimson Tide’s 26th
                                                             head coach on May 9, 2003, returning to his        1986 (Senior) -- Finished his career with a
Alabama Player, Starting QB                                  alma mater after spending 16 years in the          school record 35 career TD passes...Led
(32-15-1, .678)                                              NFL as a player and assistant coach.               the Crimson Tide to its only ever win over
                                                                                                                Notre Dame (28-10) in Oct. 4,
Year      All                Conf                   Bowl     *Shula is currently the second-youngest Division   1986...Shula completed 15 of 23 passes for
*1983 8-4                    4-2                 Sun Bowl    1A head coach, one year and two days older         191 yards and three TDs in the win over
1984      5-6                2-4                     None    than Rutgers’ head coach Greg Schianno.            the Irish...Elected a permanent team cap-
1985      9-2-1             4-1-1              Aloha Bowl
                                                                                                                tain along with future NFL All-Pro
1986      10-3               4-2                 Sun Bowl
 * -- Played only one game as a true freshman in 1983.       *At 39 years old, Shula is the Crimson             Cornelius Bennett.
                                                             Tide’s youngest modern day head coach and the
                                                             youngest since the hiring of Frank Thomas          Mike Shula’s Key Games as UA Quarterback
Tampa Bay Offensive Asst/QB Coach                                                                               Opponent (Year)                                      Stats
(20-43, .317)                                                in 1931.
                                                                                                                Ole Miss (1983)                      1-for-4, 6 yds, 1 INT
                                                                                                                *Made his Alabama debut as back up to Walter Lewis
Year     All               Finish                Playoffs    *Since his debut with the Alabama                  Boston College (1984)           11-for-19, 67 yards, 1 TD
1987     4-11            5th Central                None
                                                             Crimson Tide as a true freshman in 1983,           *First career start at Alabama opposite 1984 Heisman
1988     5-11            5th Central                None
1989     5-11            5th Central                None
                                                             the 2003 season will mark Shula’s 22nd sea-        winner Doug Flutie
                                                             son in the collegiate or professional ranks.       Georgia (1985)                   9-for-13, 136 yds, 2 TDs
1990     6-10            5th Central                None
                                                                                                                *Game Winning TD pass to Al Bell with 15 seconds to play
                                                                                                                Penn State (1985)               16-for-27, 211 yds, 2 TDs
Miami Dolphins, Offensive Asst.                              *Shula made his Alabama playing debut on           Tennessee (1985)                   16-for-29, 216 yds, TD
(19-14, .576)                                                Sept. 17, 1983 in a 40-0 win over the Ole Miss     Memphis State (1985)            24-for-34, 367 yds, 4 TDs
                                                             Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium.                    *Tossed an Alabama record four TD passes and named
Year     All                Finish               Playoffs                                                        SEC Offensive Player of the Week
1991     8-8              T2nd East                 None                                                        Miss. State (1985)               8-for-17, 200 yds, 2 TDs
1992     11-5              1st East       1-1 (AFC Semis)    *A three-year letterman and starter for
                                                                                                                LSU (1985)                           14-for-23-153 yards
                                                             coach Ray Perkins from 1984-86, leading
                                                                                                                *Caught-game tying TD pass from Gene Jelks
Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach                               the Tide to a 32-15-1 (.678) record.               Auburn (1985)                               14-for-28-195
(23-23, .500)                                                                                                   *Led UA to game-winning drive in final 50 seconds
                                                             1984 (Sophomore) -- Shula played in eight          USC (Aloha Bowl)                    8-for-15, 112 yds, TD
Year     All               Finish                Playoffs    games and made six starts for the Crimson          Ohio State (1986)                  11-for-19, 183 yds, TD
1993     7-9             4th Central                None                                                        Southern Miss (1986)            17-for-28, 199 yds, 2 TDs
                                                             Tide...Shula’s first career start for the
1994     9-7            T2nd Central      1-1 (2nd Round)                                                       Notre Dame (1986)               15-for-23, 191 yds, 3 TDs
1995     9-7             2nd Central                None     Crimson Tide came in a 38-31 loss to
                                                                                                                *Alabama’s only win over the Fighting Irish
                                                             Boston College and 1984 Heisman Trophy             Memphis State (1986)             13-for-24, 176 yds, 1 TD
                                                             winner Doug Flutie on Sept. 8, 1984 at             Tennessee (1986)                     3-for-6, 78 yds, 2 TD
Tampa Bay Offensive Coordinator                              Legion Field...Completed a 67-yard pass to         Washington (1986)               15-for-26, 176 yds, 2 TDs
(35-29, .547)                                                Greg Richardson with 7:57 left in the game         *Final game as Alabama quarterback in Sun Bowl

Year     All               Finish                Playoffs    to give UA a 24-20 win over Miss. State in
1996     6-10                                       None     Jackson.                                           FORMER QB LEADS THE TIDE
1997     10-6            1st Central      1-1 (NFC Semis)                                                       Of the previous seven former UA players
1998     8-8                                        None     1985 (Junior) -- An All-SEC selection after        to be named head coach at Alabama, Coach
1999     11-5            1st Central     1-1 (NFC Champ)                                                        Shula is the only former quarterback
                                                             becoming the second QB in Alabama his-
                                                             tory to throw for more than 2,000 yards in         among the group.
Miami Dolphins, QBs Coach                                    a single-season (138-for-229, 2,009 yards,
(33-15, .688)                                                16 TDs)... Shula also ranked third in the          *Shula is one of seven Alabama head coaches to
                                                             SEC and fifth nationally with a 150.02 rat-        have also played for the Crimson Tide.
Year     All               Finish                Playoffs                                                       The list also includes Allen McCants, Eli
2000     11-5             1st East        1-1 (AFC Semis)
                                                             ing...Set UA records for single-game (4)
2001     11-5             2nd East     0-1 (AFC Wild Card)   and single-season TD passes (16) and               Abbott, J.B. Whitworth, Paul Bryant, Ray
2002     11-5             t1st East                  None    completion percentage (60.3%)...Twice              Perkins and Mike DuBose.
                                                             named SEC Player of the Week for his per-
Alabama, Head Coach (10-14, .417)                            formances against Cincinnati and                   Alabama Players Who Became Head Coach
Year     All                SEC                    Bowl      Memphis State, where he threw a UA                                          Playing           Coaching
2003     4-9                2-6                       NA     record four TD passes...Led Alabama to             Name                      Years                Years
2004     6-5                3-5                Music City                                                       Eli Abbott               1892-94       1893-95; 1902
                                                             exciting comeback wins over Georgia and
                                                             Auburn...Against Georgia, he fired a 17-           Allen McCants            1892-94                1897
   Composite Record as Player and Coach                      yard TD pass to Al Bell with 15 seconds to         J.B. Whitworth           1930-31            1955-57
        172-152-1 (.531) - 325 Games                         play for the 20-16 game-winning                    Paul Bryant              1933-35            1958-82
     Five NFL Divisional Championships                       TD...Against Auburn, Shula directed a six-         Ray Perkins              1964-66            1983-86
         Six NFL Playoff Appearances                         play, 45-yard drive that led to Van Tiffin’s       Mike DuBose              1972-74          1997-2000
    Three Bowl Appearances at Alabama                        52-yard game-winning FG (UA 25, AU                 Mike Shula               1983-86             Present
         Two-Time All-SEC Selection                          23)...
         1986 Alabama Team Captain


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*Eli Abbott, a Tuscaloosa native, was a tackle          FOR THE RECORD                                   THE TOP FIVE
(1892-94) while also serving as the player-             Here is a look at the coaching records for       Here is a listing of Alabama’s top five head
coach in his tenure at Alabama. Abbott is               the Crimson Tide’s previous 25 head              coaches in terms of games, wins and win-
listed as the head coach from 1893-95 and               coaches since 1892.                              ning percentage since 1892.
then coached again in 1902.
                                                        *Legendary coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant           Top Five Games Coached
*Abbott is the only player-coach in school              (1958-82) remains the winningest coach in        Coach                Years               Games
history and the only coach to serve two                 school history with his 232-46-9 (.824)          Paul Bryant         1958-82                287
tenures at Alabama.                                     record in 287 career games. He led the           Frank Thomas        1931-46                146
                                                        Crimson Tide to six national titles (1961,       Harold “Red” Drew   1947-54                 89
*Allen McCants was a right halfback from                ‘64, ‘65, ‘73, ‘78 and ‘79) in his tenure at     Gene Stallings      1990-96                 87
1892-94 for coach Eli Abbott. McCants                   the Capstone.                                    Wallace Wade        1923-30                 77
was a native of Meridian, Miss.
                                                        ALABAMA FOOTBALL COACHES RECORDS                 Top Five All-Time Wins
*J.B. Whitworth lettered as a tackle under              Coach                 Years            Record    Coach                  Years             Games
coach Wallace Wade (1930) and Frank                     E.B. Beaumont         1892          2-2 (.500)   Paul Bryant           1958-82              232
Thomas (1931).                                          Eli Abbott        1893-95, 1902    7-13 (.350)   Frank Thomas          1931-46              115
                                                        Otto Waggonhurst      1896          2-1 (.667)   Gene Stallings        1990-96               62
*Paul Bryant was an end for coach Frank                 Allen McCants         1897         1-0 (1.000)   Wallace Wade          1923-30               61
Thomas and was a teammate of NFL Hall                   W.A. Martin           1899        4-3-1 (.750)   Harold “Red” Drew     1947-54               54
of Famer and Green Bay Packers legend                   M. Griffin            1900          2-3 (.400)
Don Hutson.                                             M.H. Harvey           1901        2-1-2 (.600)   Top Five All-Time Winning Percentage (Min. 3 Yrs)
                                                        W.B. Blount          1903-04       10-7 (.598)   Coach                  Years            Games
*Ray Perkins was a standout receiver at                 Jack Leavenworth      1905          6-4 (.600)   Paul Bryant           1958-82              .854
Alabama, catching passes from NFL                       J.W.H. Pollard       1906-09     21-4-5 (.783)   Frank Thomas          1931-46              .812
Legends Joe Namath and Kenny Stabler                    Guy Lowman            1910          4-4 (.500)   Wallace Wade          1923-30              .812
from 1964-66 and helping Bama to a pair                 D.V. Graves          1911-14    21-12-3 (.625)   J.W.H. Pollard        1906-09              .783
of national championships (1964-65) and                 Thomas Kelley        1915-17     17-7-1 (.700)   Xen Scott             1919-22              .744
an 11-0 season as a senior in 1966.                     Xen Scott            1919-22     29-9-3 (.744)
                                                        Wallace Wade         1923-30    61-13-3 (.812)
*Mike DuBose was a standout defensive line-             Frank Thomas         1931-46 115-24-7 (.812)
man under Coach Bryant (1972-73) and                    Harold “Red” Drew    1947-54    54-28-7 (.643)
was a member of two SEC Championship                    J.B. Whitworth       1955-57     4-24-2 (.167)
teams while a Bama player.                              Paul Bryant          1958-82 232-46-9 (.824)
                                                        Ray Perkins          1983-86    32-15-1 (.677)
*Shula was a three-year starter at quarter-             Bill Curry           1987-89      26-10 (.722)
back under Ray Perkins and is the school’s              Gene Stallings       1990-96      62-25 (.713)
sixth all-time winningest signal-caller.                Mike DuBose         1997-2000     24-23 (.511)
                                                        Dennis Franchione    2001-02       17-8 (.680)
Alabama’s All-Time Winningest Starting QBs              Mike Shula         2003-Present   10-14 (.417)
Player                  Record                Years
Jay Barker              35-1-1             1991-94
*Harry Gilmer           30-9-2             1944-47
Pat Trammell            26-2-4             1959-61
Jeff Rutledge            24-4              1976-78
“Dixie” Howell          22-2-1             1934-37
Mike Shula              22-8-1             1984-86
Joe Namath               21-3              1962-64
Terry Davis              21-3              1971-72
* --Gilmer and Howell both played in single wing for-
mations in which they did not lineup as quarterback,
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     BAMA CAREER STARTS                       BAMA - NCAA/SEC STATS                                             UPDATED POLLS
Player                   2004   Career   2004 NCAA TEAM STATS                                      AP TOP 25
Mark Anderson, RDE        11      17     Scoring Offense                            55th (25.4)    Rk    Team                Record    Pts    PVS
                                         Scoring Defense                            10th (15.4)     1.   Southern Cal (44)    12-0    1,559    1
Carlos Andrews, SS                 8     Rushing Offense                           21st (200.7)     2.   Oklahoma (14)        12-0    1,556    2
Todd Bates, LDE           11      14     Rushing Defense                           26th (119.4)
                                                                                                    3.   Auburn (7)           12-0    1,525    3
Wesley Britt, LT          11      45     Passing Offense                          112th (132.4)
                                         Passing Defense                            1st (116.5)     4.   California           10-1    1,399     4
Keith Brown, SE           2        2     Pass Efficiency Offense                   79th (114.4)     5.   Utah                 10-0    1,316     5
Anthony Bryant, DT         1      16     Pass Efficiency Defense                     2nd (94.9)     6.   Texas                10-1    1,337     6
Matt Caddell, WR          8        8     Total Offense                             91st (332.4)     7.   Louisville           10-1    1,183     7
                                         Total Defense                              2nd (235.9)     8.   Georgia               9-2    1,117     8
Antonio Carter, WR                19     Kickoff Returns                             3rd (26.3)     9.   Virginia Tech        10-2    1,111    10
Tim Castille, FB           8      18     Punt Returns                                72nd (8.4)    10.   Boise State          11-0     960     11
David Cavan, TE           2       10     Net Punting                                19th (38.1)    11.   Iowa                  9-2     948     12
                                         Turnover Margin                              28th (+5)
Jeremy Clark, RDT         11      18                                                               12.   LSU                   9-2     929     13
JB Closner, C             11      23                                                               13.   Michigan              9-2     917     14
                                         2004 SEC TEAM STATS
                                                                                                   14.   Miami, Fla.           8-3     776      9
Brodie Croyle, QB         3       16     Scoring Offense                             7th (25.4)
                                         Scoring Defense                             2nd (15.4)    15.   Tennessee             9-2     651     15
Kenneth Darby, TB          5       5                                                               16.   Wisconsin             9-3     648     17
                                         Rushing Offense                            2nd (200.0)
Trent Davidson, TE         1       1     Rushing Defense                            4th (119.4)    17.   Florida State         8-3     647     16
Juwan Garth, SLB           5       8     Passing Offense                           12th (132.4)    18.   Virginia              8-3     482     18
Rudy Griffin, LDT         10      10     Passing Defense                            1st (116.5)    19.   Pittsburgh            8-3     415     19
                                         Pass Efficiency Offense                    9th (114.4)    20.   Florida               7-4     325     20
Marc Guillon, QB           2       2     Pass Efficiency Defense                     1st (94.9)    21.   Arizona State         8-3     222     21
DJ Hall, FL               10      10     Total Offense                             10th (332.4)    22.   Texas A&M             7-4     213     22
Roman Harper, FS          11      25     Total Defense                              1st (235.9)
                                                                                                   23.   Texas Tech            7-4     168     24
                                         Kickoff Returns                             1st (26.3)
Ray Hudson, TB             5       5     Punt Returns                                  5th (8.4)   24.   Ohio State            7-4     155     25
Clint Johnston, TE         9      16     Net Punting                                 2nd (38.1)    25.   Boston College        8-3     150     23
Juke King, SLB            1        1     Turnover Margin                               1st (+5)
                                         Sacks By                                 5th (25-166)     2004 Alabama 0pponents in boldface.
Anthony Madison, LCB      11      26     Sacks Against                            1st (13-102)
Danny Martz, RG           11      14     Time of Possession                         1st (32:52)
Evan Mathis, LG/RT        11      46
                                         2004 SEC INDIVIDUAL STATS                                 ESPN/COACHES TOP 25
Le’Ron McClain, FB         4       5     Rushing:                     Kenneth Darby, 2nd (96.5)
Greg McLain, FB                    6     All-Purpose Yards           Kenneth Darby, 4th (102.4)    Rk    Team                Record    Pts    PVS
Spencer Pennington, QB     6       7     Punting                         Bo Freelend, 7th (40.5)    1.   Southern Cal (35)    12-0    1,490    1
                                         Scoring                        Brian Bostick, 2nd (7.4)    2.   Oklahoma (16)        12-0    1,459    2
Charlie Peprah, SS/LCB    11      32     Scoring (TDs)                 Kenneth Darby, t4th (4.9)    3.   Auburn (9)           12-0    1,435    3
Tyrone Prothro, SE         1       1     Scoring (Kick)                 Brian Bostick, 2nd (7.8)    4.   California           10-1    1,286     4
Freddie Roach, MLB         5      27     Field Goals                   Brian Bostick, 2nd (1.45)    5.   Texas                10-1    1,281     5
                                         FG Pct.                Brian Bostick, 2nd (16-19, .842)    6.   Utah                 11-0    1,215     6
Ramzee Robinson, RCB      11      12     Extra Points        Brian Bostick, t1st (33-33, 1.000)
DeMeco Ryans, SLB         10      25                                                                7.   Georgia               9-2    1,117     7
                                                                                                    8.   Louisville           10-1    1,066     8
Kyle Tatum, RT            11      13     2004 NCAA INDIVIDUAL STATS                                 9.   Virginia Tech        10-2    1,037    11
Demarcus Waldrop, WLB      1       1     Rushing:                   Kenneth Darby, 27th (96.5)
                                                                                                   10.   Boise State          11-0     943     10
                                         All-Purpose Yards         Kenneth Darby, 73rd (102.4)
Cornelius Wortham, MLB    11      29     Punting                      Bo Freelend, 59th (40.5)     11.   LSU                   9-2     932     12
                                         Scoring                      Brian Bostick, 47th (7.4)    12.   Michigan              9-2     874     13
                                         Field Goals                 Brian Bostick, 13th (1.45)    13.   Iowa                  9-2     812     14
                                                                                                   14.   Miami, Fla.           8-3     738      9
                                         SEC and NCAA leaders in boldface.                         15.   Florida State         8-3     643     16
                                                                                                   16.   Wisconsin             9-2     599     17
                                                                                                   17.   Tennessee             9-3     559     15
                                                                                                   18.   Virginia              8-3     455     18
                                                                                                   19.   Florida               7-4     324     19
                                                                                                   20.   Pittsburgh            8-3     318     21
                                                                                                   21.   Texas Tech            7-4     234     20
                                                                                                   22.   Ohio State            7-4     181     22
                                                                                                   23.   West Virginia         8-3     177     24
                                                                                                   24.   Arizona State         8-3     173     23
                                                                                                   25.   Texas A&M             7-4     147     25

                                                                                                   2004 Alabama opponents in boldface.




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HISTORY OF ALABAMA FOOTBALL
*The University of Alabama is in its 110th            ALABAMA’S 10-WIN FOOTBALL SEASONS
football season and has compiled a 764-
298-43 (.712) all-time record in 1,105                Year       Record              Year      Record              Year      Record
games.                                                1920       10-1                1966      11-0                1980      10-2
                                                      1925       10-0                1971      11-1                1986      10-3
*The Crimson Tide played its first football           1930       10-0                1972      10-2                1989      10-2
game on Nov. 11, 1892 with a 56-0 win                 1934       10-0                1973      11-1                1991      11-1
over Birmingham High School in                        1945       10-0                1974      11-1                1992      13-0
Birmingham.                                           1952       10-2                1975      11-1                1994      12-1
                                                      1961       11-0                1977      11-1                1996      10-3
                                                      1962       10-2                1978      11-1                1999      10-3
*Alabama is fifth on the all-time victory list for
                                                      1964       10-1                1979      12-0                2002      10-3
Division I.

*The Crimson Tide football legacy
includes 12 national championships and 21            ALABAMA’S MILESTONE VICTORIES                      ALABAMA’S SEC TRADITION
SEC championships.                                   1       Alabama 56, Birmingham HS 0                Alabama has compiled a 329-147-20 (.683)
                                                             (Nov. 11, 1892) (Bham)                     all-time record in 496 SEC games since
*UA also ranks among the best in post-               100     Alabama 49, Ole Miss 0                     1933.
season play, holding the NCAA record for                     (Oct. 11, 1919) (Tuscaloosa)
most bowl games (52) and wins (29).                  150     Alabama 34, Florida 0                      *Alabama has played in more games (496),
                                                             (Nov. 14, 1925 (Montgomery)                has more wins (329) and championships
*UA has also logged 27, 10-win seasons, the          200     Alabama 28, George Washington 6            (21) than any team in SEC history.
most by any Division I school.                               (Oct. 8, 1932 (Washington DC)
                                                                                                        *Alabama has more SEC wins than Kentucky,
                                                     250     Alabama 26, Kentucky 6
NCAA All-Time Leaders                                                                                   Vanderbilt, Arkansas and South Carolina
                                                             (Oct 29, 1938) (Lexington)
School                          10-Win Seasons                                                          combined.
                                                     300     Alabama 54, SW Louisiana 0
Alabama                                     27               (Oct. 12, 1946 (Tuscaloosa)
Oklahoma                                    25                                                          *Alabama is the only SEC school to win a
                                                     350     Alabama 33, Georgia 12                     championship in every decade since the
Michigan                                    25
                                                             (Oct. 31, 1953) (Athens)                   1930s. The Crimson Tide’s last SEC
Nebraska                                    23
Southern California                         21       400     Alabama 36, Miami, Fla., 3                 Championship came in 1999.
Penn State                                  18               (Nov. 10, 1962) (Tuscaloosa)
Tennessee                                   18       450     Alabama 17, Southern Miss 14               Alabama’s SEC Titles By Decades
Florida State                               18               (Sept. 28, 1968) (Mobile)                  Decade                Titles              Years
Texas                                       15       500     Alabama 21, LSU 7                          1930s                   3         1933, 34, 37
Notre Dame                                  14               (Nov. 22, 1973) (Baton Rouge)              1940s                   1                  1945
Ohio State                                  14       550     Alabama 35, Virginia Tech 0                1950s                   1                  1953
Georgia                                     14                                                          1960s                   4      1961, 64, 65, 66
                                                             (Oct. 28, 1978) (Tuscaloosa)
Miami, Fla.                                 14                                                          1970s                   8      1972, 73, 74, 75,
                                                     600     Alabama 28, Southern Miss 16                                                    77, 78, 79
                                                             (Nov. 12, 1983) (Bham)                     1980s                   2             1981, 89
*In terms of SEC play, Alabama holds an
                                                     650     Alabama 32, LSU 16                         1990s                   1                  1999
overwhelming lead over second-place
                                                             (Nov. 11, 1989) (Baton Rouge)
Tennessee (18) and third-place Georgia
(14).                                                700     Alabama 23, Ole Miss 9                     *Every Alabama head coach since 1933,
                                                             (Oct. 21, 1995) (Oxford)                   with the exception of J.B. “Ears” Whitworth,
*Alabama also has more 10-win seasons                750     Alabama 34, Tennessee 14                   Ray Perkins and Dennis Franchione won at least
than LSU (6), Ole Miss (6), Kentucky (2),                    (Oct. 26, 2002) (Knoxville)                one SEC Championship.
Miss. State (2), South Carolina (1) and
                                                                                                        Alabama’s SEC Titles By Coach
Vanderbilt (0) combined.
                                                                                                        Coach                                       Years
ALL-TIME 10-WIN SEASONS (SEC SCHOOLS)                                                                   Frank Thomas (4)                1933, 34, 37, 45
                                                                                                        Red Drew (1)                                 1953
School                          10-Win Seasons
                                                                                                        Paul Bryant (13)         1961, 64, 65, 66, 71, 72
Alabama                                     27
                                                                                                                                   73, 74, 77, 78, 79, 81
Tennessee                                   18
                                                                                                        Bill Curry (1)                               1989
Georgia                                     14
                                                                                                        Gene Stallings (1)                           1992
Auburn                                      10
                                                                                                        Mike DuBose (1)                              1999
Arkansas                                     9
Florida                                      9
LSU                                          6
Ole Miss                                     6
Miss. State                                  2
Kentucky                                     2
South Carolina                               1
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THE COACHING STAFF
*Shula’s nine on-the-field assistant coaches                    2004 ALABAMA FOOTBALL PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
have combined for 175 years of experience in
the high school, college and pro ranks.          Player                         Pronunciation
                                                 Simeon CASTILLE                Cass-Teel
*Three of the Crimson Tide’s assistant           Tyrone PROTHRO                 Pro-Throw
coaches have previously served as Division       Matt CADDELL                   Cuh-Dell
I head coaches, including defensive coordi-      Jeffrey AUL                    ALL
nator Joe Kines (Arkansas, 1992), offensive      Marc GUILLON                   Gill-UN
coordinator Dave Rader (Tulsa, 1988-99)          Tim CASTILLE                   Cass-Teel
and Sparky Woods (South Carolina, 1989-          Jeremy SCHATZ                  Shots
93).                                             DEMECO Ryans                   Duh-me-co
                                                 Kyle TATUM                     Tate-um
                                                 JB CLOSNER                     Claws-ner
*In addition, another three coaches are
serving their second stint on the UA staff,      Hometown                       Pronunciation
including Kines (Defensive Coordinator,          Andalusia, AL                  And-uh-luge-uh
1985-86), Rader (Quarterbacks/Receivers          Boaz, AL                       Bow-Az
Coach, 1983-85) and Charlie Harbison             Daphne, AL                     Daf-nee
(Secondary, 1998-2000).                          Eutaw, AL                      UTAH
                                                 Gautier, MS                    Go-Shay
*Kines and Rader were on Ray Perkins’            Guntersville, AL               Gunnersville
coaching staff in the mid 1980s when cur-        Houma, LA                      Home-uh
rent head coach Mike Shula was the starting      Ponte Vedra, FL                Pawn-tuh Vee-druh
quarterback. Shula’s position coach was          Wedowee, AL                    We-dow-ee
Rader and he worked against Kines’ defen-
sive unit each day in practice.
                                                THE GRADUATES                                       SENIOR CLASS BIDS FAREWELL
2004 Alabama Coaching Staff                     *Heading into the 2004 post-season,                 *The 2004 Music City Bowl will mark the
Coach                        Responsibilities   Alabama has 13 players who have earned their        final game for 18 senior football players.
Joe Kines                   Asst. Head Coach    undergraduate degree.
                        Defensive Coordinator                                                       *The Crimson Tide senior class has been
                                                *There were seven players who earned                the glue that has held this program togeth-
Dave Rader              Offensive Coordinator   their degree prior to the 2004 season.              er through the many trying times it has
                         Quarterbacks Coach     That list includes Carlos Andrews                   faced over the previous five years.
                                                (Management), Brian Bostick (Electrical
Chris Ball                  Secondary Coach     Engineering), Wesley Britt (Management),            *Many of these 18 players were recruited
                                                Antonio Carter (Human Environmental                 and signed by former coach Mike DuBose,
Bob Connelly             Offensive Line Coach   Sciences), Danny Martz (Criminal Justice),          who was fired after the 2000 season with a
                                                Evan Mathis (Management) and Cornelius              24-23 (.511) career record.
Charlie Harbison             Receivers Coach    Wortham (Human Environmental Sciences).
                                                                                                    *The 2001 season was the only year this
Paul Randolph           Defensive Ends Coach    *Another six players were on track to               class participated in the post-season play,
                                                graduate on Dec. 18, 2004 and extends the           posting a 14-13 come-from-behind win
Dave Ungerer                Tight Ends Coach    list of graduates to 13 on the Alabama              over Iowa State in the Mainstay
                         Special Teams Coach    football roster for the Music City Bowl.            Independence Bowl in Shreveport under
                                                                                                    first-year head coach Dennis Franchione.
Sparky Woods            Running Backs Coach     *The Dec. 18 list of graduates includes Alex
                                                Fox (Criminal Justice), Bo Freelend (Human          *After the season, the Crimson Tide was
Buddy Wyatt           Defensive Tackles Coach   Environmental Sciences), Matt Grice (Health         hit with major NCAA sanctions, including
                                                Care Management), Charlie Peprah                    a significant loss of scholarships (21 total)
2004 ROSTER BREAKDOWN                           (Marketing), Matt Ragland (Finance) and             and a two-year (2002-03) bowl ban.
*Here is a breakdown by class of the            Josh Smith (Mechanical Engineering).
Crimson Tide’s August 105-man reporting                                                             *The class stuck together and led the
roster for the 2004 football season.            *In addition, two of Alabama’s graduate             Crimson Tide to a 10-3 season in 2002, the
                                                assistant coaches -- Paul Hogan and Danny           school’s NCAA-leading 27th 10-win sea-
UA Roster By Class                              Kimball -- earned their master’s degrees in         son.
Class                     Number of Players     December.
5th Year Senior                          12                                                         *After the win over Hawai’i, Coach Fran
Senior                                    5
                                                                                                    bolted for Texas A&M leaving many of the
Junior                                   22
                                                                                                    Tide players confused and hurt.
Sophomore                                20
Redshirt Freshmen                        16
Freshmen                                 30
                                                                                                    *Alabama’s coaching search landed Mike
                                                                                                    Price, who had a number of successful sea-
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*Price, however, never coached a game, as                                                              *Three other coaches had the same num-
                                                2004 SENIOR CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
he was terminated by UA President Dr.                                                                  ber of wins in year one and year two on
                                                  Posted a 27-22 (.551) overall record.
Robert E. Witt for off-the-field conduct                                                               the UA sidelines.
following spring practice.
                                                 Three winning seasons despite five-year
                                                                                                       *Gene Stallings (1990-96) and W.B. Blount (1903-
                                                     NCAA probation and loss of 21
*With just a few months prior to the start                                                             04) hold the Alabama record for most
                                                             scholarships.
of the season, Alabama hired former                                                                    improvement between their first and sec-
Crimson Tide quarterback Mike Shula to                                                                 ond seasons.
                                                    2001 Independence Bowl Champions
become the school’s 26th head coach.
                                                                                                       *Both coaches won four more games in their
                                                        Posted its NCAA-leading 27th,
*Shula took the job just 115 days before                                                               second year than they did in their first sea-
                                                           10-win season in 2002
the start of the 2003 season and due to a                                                              son.
series of injuries and misfortune, the
                                                 Posted road wins at Tennessee, LSU and
Crimson Tide struggled to a 4-9 record                                                                 *Stallings led Alabama to a 7-5 record in
                                                     Auburn during the last four years
against the nation’s most difficult sched-                                                             his first season in 1990 and followed that
ule.                                                                                                   up with an 11-1 record in 1991, an
                                                                                                       improvement of four games.
*Alabama lost to both BCS Championship        2004 ALABAMA FOOTBALL SENIOR CLASS
teams (Oklahoma and LSU) and played           Player, Pos.                              Hometown       *Blount posted a 3-4 record in 1903 and
the No. 1 team in the nation (Oklahoma)       Carlos Andrews, S                   Tallahassee, Fla.    followed that up with 7-3 mark in his final
in Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first         Todd Bates, DE                                 Heflin    season as head coach in 1904.
time in school history.                       Brian Bostick, PK                            Cullman
                                              Wesley Britt, LT                             Cullman     *Here is a look at the UA head coaches
*The nine losses were the second-most by      Anthony Bryant, DT                          Newbern      and their records in their first two seasons
an Alabama team in school history. Only       Antonio Carter, WR                  Tallahassee, Fla.    as head coach.
the 1956 team (0-10) lost more football       David Cavan, TE                             Northport
games at UA.                                  Alex Fox, Holder                      Pensacola, Fla.    Coach          1st Year   2nd Year          +/-
                                              Bo Freelend, P                                 Eutaw     Gene Stallings      7-5       11-1          +4
                                              Ray Hudson, TB                           Bonifay, Fla.   WB Blount           3-4        7-3          +4
*The 2004 season began with great
                                              Matt Grice, SS                            Tuscaloosa     Dennis Franchione 7-5         10-3          +3
promise as the Crimson Tide won its first
                                              Chris James, S                            Albany, Ga.    Mike DuBose         4-7        7-5          +3
three games and was on the brink of its
                                              *Anthony Madison, CB                     Thomasville     Eli Abbott          0-4        3-1          +3
first national ranking in more than a year.   Danny Martz, RG                    Gaithersburg, Md.     Mike Shula          4-9        6-3          +2
                                              Evan Mathis, LG                           Homewood       Bill Curry          7-5        9-3          +2
*But a sudden run of bad luck has the         Matt Ragland, WR                           Huntsville    Paul Bryant      5-4-1       7-2-1          +2
Crimson Tide at 6-5 heading into the sea-     Josh Smith, FB                       Mountain Brook      JB Whitworth       0-10      2-7-1          +2
son finale with Minnesota.                    Cornelius Wortham, LB             Calhoun City, Miss.    Xen Scott           8-1       10-1          +2
                                              * -- Eligible for fifth year upon graduation.            Wallace Wade     7-2-1         8-1          +1
*The 2004 team has lost four starters,                                                                 Thomas Kelly        6-2        6-3           --
including a pair of seniors, to season-end-   SECOND YEAR SUCCESS                                      DV Graves        5-2-1       5-3-1           --
ing injuries.                                 *Despite a rash of injuries, which includes              JWH Pollard         5-1      5-2-1           --
                                              the entire starting backfield, and recent                Frank Thomas        9-1        8-2           -1
*The Crimson Tide has had to replace its      scholarship limitations, Alabama head                    Red Drew            8-3      6-4-1           -2
entire starting backfield this season as      coach Mike Shula has seen his team make                  Ray Perkins         8-4        5-6           -3
junior QB Brodie Croyle, senior TB Ray        significant progress this season.
Hudson and sophomore FB Tim Castille                                                                   SIX WINS
all suffered season-ending knee injuries.     *In fact, Alabama has two more wins after 11             *The 2004 season marks just the fourth time
                                              games (6-5) this season than they recorded               in school history that Alabama has entered its
*An already depleted roster due to NCAA       in 13 games (4-9) last season.                           bowl game with six wins.
sanctions, lost another player for the
remainder of the season when senior TE        *Shula’s two-game improvement ties him with              *Alabama also entered post-season play
David Cavan suffered a cracked vertebrae      Paul Bryant, Bill Curry and Xen Scott for sixth-         with six wins in 1969, 1970 and 2001.
in his back in the win over Miss. State.      place on the school’s all-time list for most
                                              improvement from the first to the second                 *The Crimson Tide finished the 1969 reg-
*Despite all that has happened to this ded-   year.                                                    ular season with a 6-4 record before losing
icated group of men in the past five years,                                                            to Colorado 47-33 in the Liberty Bowl to
the 2004 senior class has provided enough     *The two-game improvement continues a                    finish with a 6-5 record.
leadership to land the Crimson Tide the       long-standing tradition at Alabama, where
following accomplishments.                    the head coach shows improvement from                    *In 1970, Alabama went 6-5 in its first 11-
                                              year one to year two.                                    game regular season under coach Bryant
                                                                                                       and then tied Oklahoma in the Astro
                                              *Of the 17 head coaches who have worked at               Bluebonnet Bowl to finish with a 6-5-1
                                              Alabama for more than one season, 11 have                record.
                                              shown improvement from the first to the second
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*Three years ago, Alabama won its final          FIFTY-FIFTY                                         *Britt, Auburn running back Carnell
three regular-season games to become             *A loss to Minnesota in the 2004 Music              Williams and Georgia defensive lineman
bowl eligible with a 6-5 regular season          City Bowl would give Alabama a 6-6 over-            David Pollack were repeat first-team selec-
mark under first-year head coach Dennis          all record and its first .500 season in 94 years.   tions from last season.
Franchione. After a 14-13 win over Iowa
State in the Independence Bowl, Alabama          *Alabama has not finished the season with
concluded the 2001 campaign with a 7-5           a .500 record since coach Guy Lowman                BAMA PLAYERS ON AP ALL-SEC TEAM
slate.                                           guided the Crimson Tide to a 4-4 record             *The University of Alabama football team
                                                 in 1910.                                            added eight players to the Associated Press
                                                                                                     All-SEC team.
BAMA HAS WINNING SEASON                          *Overall, Alabama has finished the season
*The 30-14 win over Miss. State on Nov. 6        with a .500 winning percentage three times          *Wesley Britt and fellow senior offensive
not only made the Crimson Tide bowl eli-         since its initial break-even record in 1892.        lineman Evan Mathis were chosen to the All-
gible, but is now one win away from                                                                  SEC first team as were senior linebacker
clinching another winning season in the          BAMA’S ALL-TIME .500 SEASONS                        Cornelius Wortham and senior kicker Brian
long and storied tradition of Alabama            Year          Record                       Coach    Bostick.
football.                                        1892          2-2                  EB Beaumont
                                                 1902          4-4                      Eli Abbott   *Britt (6-8, 298) started every game at left
*After losses to LSU (26-10) and Auburn          1910          4-4                  Guy Lowman       tackle for Alabama. A unanimous pick,
(21-13) to close out the regular season,                                                             Britt missed the last four games of his
Alabama is still looking for that elusive        EIGHT TIDE PLAYERS NAMED ALL-SEC                    junior season after breaking his leg against
seventh win.                                     *The University of Alabama football team            Tennessee.
                                                 had eight players named to the 2004 All-
*A win over Minnesota in the 2004 Music          Southeastern Conference Coaches’                    *Mathis (6-5, 296) moved from right tack-
City Bowl would give the Tide seven wins         Football team, the league announced on              le to left guard for his senior season. He
and would clinch the school’s 93rd winning       Dec. 6th.                                           has started 46 consecutive games for the
season in school history.                                                                            Tide and along with Britt helped Alabama
                                                 *The Crimson Tide’s first-team selections           rank second in the SEC and 21st national-
*This is Alabama’s 110th year of football        were senior linebacker Cornelius Wortham,           ly in rushing with an average of 200 yards
and one more win would mean the Tide             senior kicker Brian Bostick and senior offen-       per game.
has posted a winning record in 84.5 percent of   sive lineman Wesley Britt.
its football playing seasons.                                                                        *Wortham (6-1, 233) did not play last sea-
                                                 *Senior offensive lineman Evan Mathis, safe-        son because of an elbow injury. He
*Since 1997, Alabama has had only four           ty Roman Harper, kick returner Tyrone Prothro       bounced back to record 86 total tackles,
winning seasons, with its last coming in         and linebackers DeMeco Ryans and Freddie            leading an Alabama defense that ranked
2003 (10-3) under former coach Dennis            Roach were all second-team selections.              first in the SEC and second nationally in
Franchione.                                                                                          total defense. The Tide allowed just 235.9
                                                 *“We’re all proud of the accomplishments            yards per game.
*Alabama posted 26 consecutive winning           of these young men," Alabama head coach
seasons from 1958-83, including all 25           Mike Shula said. “Having these athletes             *Wortham recorded one fumble recovery,
years under head coach Paul “Bear”               earn these honors reflects well not only on         one interception and three tackles for
Bryant.                                          the individuals but on the team as a                eight yards in losses.
                                                 whole."
*From 1958-1996, Alabama had 39 win-                                                                 *Bostick (5-11, 213) led Alabama in scor-
ning seasons in 40 years of football com-        *Wortham, Ryans, Roach and Harper led a             ing with 81 points. He made 16 of 19
petition.                                        defense that ranked first in passing                field-goal attempts and hit all 33 of extra-
                                                 defense, second in the country in total             point tries. He ranked second in the SEC
                                                 defense and pass efficiency defense while           in scoring with an average of 7.4 points
NON-LOSING SEASON STREAK                         Britt and Mathis led the way for the SEC’s          per game.
*With a 6-5 record entering the 2004             second ranked rushing attack.
Music City Bowl, Alabama needs a win                                                                 *Sophomore running back Kenneth Darby
over Minnesota on New Year’s Eve to avoid        *Bostick ranks second in the conference in          (5-11, 205), who became the 11th player in
back-to-back non-winning seasons in the          scoring and field goals per game. Behind            Alabama history to rush for 1,000 yards in
last 48 years.                                   Prothro, Alabama led the conference and             a season (1,061), was selected an All-SEC
                                                 was third nationally in kickoff return aver-        second team performer as was junior safe-
*The last time Alabama had back-to-back non      age.                                                ty Roman Harper (6-1, 197). Harper is third
winning seasons was 1954-57, when UA post-                                                           on the team in tackles and ranks 15th on
ed four consecutive losing seasons under         *SEC champion Auburn led the confer-                the Alabama all-time tackle list.
coaches Red Drew (1954) and J.B.                 ence with eight first-team selections and
Whitworth (1955-57).                             had 10 players represented overall. Nine            *Junior tight end Clint Johnston (6-4, 251)
                                                 schools were represented on the first-team          and junior linebacker DeMeco Ryans (6-2,
                                                 squad.                                              232) were both honorable mention All-
                                                                                                     SEC.




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BRITT WINS 2004 JACOBS AWARD                        2004 ALABAMA FOOTBALL AWARDS AND HONORS
*University of Alabama senior left tackle
Wesley Britt (Cullman) was this year’s Jacobs       Alabama Crimson Tide
Award recipient as announced by the                 *Collegesportsreport.com SEC Team of the Week (vs. Ole Miss, Sept. 11)
Southeastern Conference office.                     *Collegesportsreport.com SEC Team of the Week (vs. Miss. State, Nov. 6)

*The Jacobs Award is given annually to the          Todd Bates, DE
league’s most outstanding blocker as voted           *SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Southern Miss, Oct. 16)
by the coaches around the league.
                                                    Brian Bostick, PK
                                                    *First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, Rivals.com)
*Britt becomes the 18th Alabama player to           *Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award
win the award and the first since Chris             *SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Miss. State, Nov. 6)
Samuels received it in 1999.
                                                    Wesley Britt, LT
*Heading into the Tide’s bowl game                  *2004 Jacobs Award Winner (SECs Most Outstanding Blocker)
against Minnesota, Britt has recorded 63            *First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, The Birmingham News. Rivals.com)
knockdown blocks and graded 92 percent or           *CNN/SI Honorable Mention All-America
better in six of the 11 games he played in          *College Football News Midseason All-American
this season.                                        *SI.com Midseason Honorable Mention All-American
                                                    *SEC Football Good Works Team (vs. Kentucky, Oct. 9)
*Since his redshirt freshman season, Britt          Kenneth Darby, TB
has logged 2,753 career snaps on the UA offensive   *Second-Team All-SEC (AP, The Birmingham News)
line and is a three-time All-SEC performer.         *SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Miss. State, Nov. 6)
                                                    *Collegesportsreport.com SEC Player of the Week (vs. Miss. State, Nov. 6)
*Alabama head coach Mike Shula has
played with (Wes Neighbors and Howard               Bo Freelend, P
Cross) and coached (Wesley Britt, 2004) a           *Semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award (Nation’s Best Punter)
Jacobs Award winner in his career with the
Tide.                                               Wallace Gilberry, DL
                                                    *Freshman All-American Team (Rivals.com)
BAMA’S PAST JACOBS AWARD WINNERS                    *First-Team Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)
Player                                    Year
                                                    Roman Harper, FS
Riley Smith                               1935
                                                    *Second-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, The Birmingham News)
Leroy Monsky                              1937      *SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Ole Miss, Sept. 11)
Hal Self                                  1946
Butch Avinger                             1949      Ray Hudson, TB
Butch Avinger                             1950      *Collegesportsreport.com SEC Player of the Week (vs. Ole Miss, Sept. 11)
Billy Neighbors                           1961
Butch Wilson                              1962      Clint Johnston, TE
Cecil Dowdy                               1966      *Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP)
John Hannah                               1972
Buddy Brown                               1973      Danny Martz, RG
Sylvester Croom                           1974      *SI.com Midseason Honorable Mention All-American
Bob Cryder                                1977
Dwight Stephenson                         1979      Evan Mathis, LG
Wes Neighbors                             1986       *First-Team All-SEC (AP, Rivals.com)
Howard Cross                              1988       *Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches, The Birmingham)
Tobie Sheils                              1992       *SI.com Midseason All-American
Chris Samuels                             1999
                                                    Tyrone Prothro, WR/KR
Wesley Britt                              2004
                                                     *First-Team All-SEC (The Birmingham News, Rivals.com)
                                                     *Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
                                                     *SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Kentucky, Oct. 9)

                                                    Freddie Roach, LB
                                                     *Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches, The Birmingham News)
                                                     *CNN/SI Honorable Mention All-America

                                                    DeMeco Ryans, LB
                                                    *Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
                                                    *Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP)
                                                    *CBS Sports Scholar/Athlete of the Game (vs. Auburn, Nov. 20)

                                                    Cornelius Wortham, LB
                                                    *First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, The Birmingham News)




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BAMA BOWLING AGAIN                                *Another 19 players and coaches have               SAME BOWL, DIFFERENT STADIUM
*Alabama has college football’s most sto-         been selected to various all-time bowl             *The Music City Bowl is one of five bowls in
ried bowl history.                                teams.                                             which the Crimson Tide has played using
                                                                                                     more than one stadium.
*Alabama has posted a 29-19-3 (.598) all-time
record in its previous 51 bowl appearances.       MUSIC CITY BOWL                                    *Alabama has played in the Orange Bowl
                                                  *Alabama is making its second appearance in        eight times, including its first appearance
*Alabama owns the NCAA record for most            the Music City Bowl, having played in the          in 1943. The Orange Bowl games have
bowl games (52) and most victories (29).          inaugural Music City Bowl in 1998.                 taken place at The Orange Bowl Stadium
                                                                                                     and Pro Player Stadium.
*Alabama is bowling for the first time            *In its first trip to Nashville, Alabama
since a 14-13 come-from-behind win over           dropped a 38-7 decision to Virginia Tech           *The Crimson Tide played in the post-sea-
Iowa State in the Dec. 28, 2001 Mainstay          on Dec. 29, 1998 in the only Music City            son game at The Orange Bowl stadium in
Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.              Bowl game to be played at Vanderbilt               1943, 1953, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972 and
                                                  Stadium.                                           1975.
*Andrew Zow’s 27-yard TD pass to Terry
Jones, Jr. with less than three minutes to        *The Crimson Tide is the only team to play         *Bama’s 2000 Orange Bowl appearance
play gave the Tide a one-point win.               in both Vanderbilt Stadium and The                 against Michigan was played at Pro Player
                                                  Coliseum as a Music City Bowl partici-             Stadium.
*Iowa State’s Tony Yelk missed a 47-yard          pant.
field goal on the final play of the game to                                                          *Alabama has played in the Sugar Bowl 12
preserve the Bama win.                            *The 2004 season marks the seventh                 times at two different sites, including
                                                  straight year that an SEC team has played          Tulane Stadium and The Louisiana
*Alabama’s bowl history dates back to the         in the Music City Bowl.                            Superdome.
Jan. 1, 1926 Rose Bowl where coach
Wallace Wade’s team upset the                     *The SEC has compiled a 1-5 (.167) record in its   *The Crimson Tide played Sugar Bowl
Washington Huskies 20-19 to finish with           previous six trips to the Music City Bowl.         games at Tulane Stadium in 1945, 1948,
the school’s first perfect 10-0 season.                                                              1962, 1964, 1967 and 1973.
                                                  *Auburn’s 28-14 win over Wisconsin in
*The landmark win over the Huskies also           last year’s game marked the only win in            *UA’s Sugar Bowl appearances in the
secured the Crimson Tide the 1925                 the Music City Bowl by an SEC team.                Superdome took place in 1975, 1978, 1979,
national championship, the first of 12                                                               1980, 1990 and 1993.
titles won by the school.                         *The SEC was matched up with the Big
                                                  East Conference in the first four years of         *Alabama has also made four Liberty Bowl
*Alabama overcame a 12-0 halftime deficit         the Music City Bowl’s existence. Big East          appearances at two different sites. In fact,
with 20 third-quarter points en route to          teams won all four meetings by an average          the Crimson Tide has played in the Liberty
the 20-19 win. Pooley Hubert’s one-yard run       of 13.25 points per game.                          Bowl in two different states.
marked the first post-season touchdown
in school history.                                *In 2002, the Big Ten reached an agree-            *In 1959, Penn State beat Alabama 7-0 at
                                                  ment with the Music City Bowl to send a            the Liberty Bowl at Philadelphia Stadium
*Alabama has played in 16 different bowl          team to Nashville to face a team from the          in Philadelphia, Penn.
games in its storied history and is making        SEC.
its second appearance in the Music City                                                              *Bama has played three at the Liberty
Bowl.                                             *Minnesota beat Arkansas in the first SEC-         Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., losing to
                                                  Big 10 matchup in 2002, while Auburn               Colorado (47-33) in 1969 and beating
*The Crimson Tide has played in more              snapped a five-game losing streak by the           UCLA (36-6) in 1976 and Illinois (21-15)
Sugar Bowls (12) than any other bowl.             SEC in last year’s game in Nashville.              in 1982.
The Orange Bowl (8), Cotton Bowl (6)
and Rose Bowl (6) rank second and third           MUSIC CITY BOWL RESULTS                            *The Crimson Tide’s two Bluebonnet
respectively.                                     Year   Result of Game                              Bowl games came in two different stadi-
                                                  1998   Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7                 ums as well.
*Alabama has played bowl games in 10              1999   Syracuse 20, Kentucky 13
                                                  2000   West Virginia 49, Ole Miss 38
different states, including Arizona,                                                                 *Alabama and Texas played to a 3-3 tie in
                                                  2001   Boston College 20, Georgia 16
California, Florida, Hawai’i, Louisiana,                                                             the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl at Rice Stadium
                                                  2002   Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14
Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.                                                                   in Houston.
                                                  2003   Auburn 28, Wisconsin 14

*In addition, The Coliseum in Nashville                                                              *The second game came 10 years later, as
will be the 19th different bowl stadium for the                                                      Alabama and Oklahoma played to a 17-17
Crimson Tide.                                                                                        tie at the Astrodome in 1970.

*Alabama players have garnered 39 “Most                                                              *In another twist, Alabama has played two
Valuable Player” awards in its 51 previous                                                           different bowls in the same stadium on
bowl games.                                                                                          two different occasions.




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                                                                                   *The Crimson Tide played the 1988 Hall
ALABAMA FOOTBALL BOWL RESULTS                                                      of Fame Bowl (lost to Michigan 28-24)
All-Time Record: 29-19-3 (.598)                                                    and the 1997 Outback Bowl (beat
                                                                                   Michigan 17-14) at Raymond James
Date            Bowl Game (Site)                  Result                           Stadium in Tampa.
Jan. 1, 1926    Rose Bowl (Pasadena)              Alabama 20, Washington 19
Jan. 1, 1927    Rose Bowl (Pasadena)              Alabama 7, Stanford 7            *Bama also played the 1990 Blockbuster
Jan. 1, 1931    Rose Bowl (Pasadena)              Alabama 24, Washington State 0   Bowl (beat Colorado 30-25) and the 2000
Jan. 1, 1935    Rose Bowl (Pasadena)              Alabama 29, Stanford 13          Orange Bowl (lost to Michigan 35-34, ot)
Jan. 1, 1938    Rose Bowl (Pasadena)              California 13, Alabama 0         at Pro Player Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale.
Jan. 1, 1941    Cotton Bowl (Dallas)              Alabama 29, Texas A&M 21
Jan. 1, 1943    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Alabama 37, Boston College 21    SAME BOWL, DIFFERENT STADIUM
Jan. 1, 1945    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Duke 29, Alabama 26              Astro Bluebonnet Bowl
Jan. 1, 1946    Rose Bowl (Pasadena)              Alabama 34, Southern Cal 14      Rice Stadium (1960)
Jan. 1, 1948    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Texas 27, Alabama 7              The Astrodome (1970)
Jan. 1, 1953    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Alabama 61, Syracuse 6
Jan. 1, 1954    Cotton Bowl (Dallas)              Rice 28, Alabama 6               Liberty Bowl
Dec. 19, 1959   Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia)       Penn State 7, Alabama 0           Philadelphia Stadium (1959)
Dec. 17, 1960   Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston)         Alabama 3, Texas 3                Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (1969, 1976, 1982)
Jan. 1, 1962    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 10, Arkansas 3
Jan. 1, 1963    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Alabama 17, Oklahoma 0           Music City Bowl
Jan. 1, 1964    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 12, Ole Miss 7           Vanderbilt Stadium (1998)
Jan. 1, 1965    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Texas 21, Alabama 17             The Coliseum (2004)
Jan. 1, 1966    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Alabama 39, Nebraska 28
Jan. 2, 1967    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 34, Nebraska 7           Orange Bowl
Jan. 1, 1968    Cotton Bowl (Dallas)              Texas A&M 20, Alabama 16         The Orange Bowl Stadium (7 times)
Dec. 28, 1968   Gator Bowl (Jacksonville)         Missouri 35, Alabama 10          Pro Player Stadium (2000)
Dec. 13, 1969   Liberty Bowl (Memphis)            Colorado 47, Alabama 33
Dec. 31, 1970   Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston)         Alabama 24, Oklahoma 24          Sugar Bowl
Jan. 1, 1972    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Nebraska 38, Alabama 6           Tulane Stadium (6 times)
Jan. 1, 1973    Cotton Bowl (Dallas)              Texas 17, Alabama 13              Louisiana Superdome (6 times)
Dec. 31, 1973   Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23
Jan. 1, 1975    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Notre Dame 13, Alabama 11        SAME STADIUM, DIFFERENT BOWL
Dec. 31, 1975   Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 13, Penn State 6         Raymond James Stadium
Dec. 20, 1976   Liberty Bowl (Memphis)            Alabama 36, UCLA 6               1988 Hall of Fame Bowl
Jan. 2, 1978    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 35, Ohio State 6         1997 Outback Bowl
Jan. 1, 1979    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 14, Penn State 7
Jan. 1, 1980    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 24, Arkansas 9           Pro Player Stadium
Jan. 1, 1981    Cotton Bowl (Dallas)              Alabama 30, Baylor 2              1990 Blockbuster Bowl
Jan. 1, 1982    Cotton Bowl (Dallas)              Texas 14, Alabama 12              2000 Orange Bowl
Dec. 29, 1982   Liberty Bowl (Memphis)            Alabama 21, Illinois 15
Dec. 24, 1983   Sun Bowl (El Paso)                Alabama 28, SMU 7                BOWL BREAKDOWN
Dec. 28, 1985   Aloha Bowl (Honolulu)             Alabama 24, Southern Cal 3       *Alabama has played in 16 different bowl
Dec. 25, 1986   Sun Bowl (El Paso)                Alabama 28, Washington 7         games since its first bowl game in 1935.
Jan. 2, 1988    Hall of Fame (Tampa)              Michigan 28, Alabama 24
Dec. 24, 1988   Sun Bowl (El Paso)                Alabama 29, Army 28              *Overall, Alabama has made 32 of its 52 bowl
Jan. 1, 1990    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Miami 33, Alabama 25             appearances in either the Cotton, Orange,
Jan. 1, 1991    Fiesta Bowl (Tempe)               Louisville 34, Alabama 7         Rose or Sugar Bowl.
Dec. 28, 1991   Blockbuster Bowl (Miami)          Alabama 30, Colorado 25
Jan. 1, 1993    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)          Alabama 34, Miami 13             *Here is the record breakdown at each
Dec. 31, 1993   Gator Bowl (Jacksonville)         Alabama 24, North Carolina 10    game in which the Crimson Tide has
Jan. 2, 1995    Citrus Bowl (Orlando)             Alabama 24, Ohio State 17
                                                                                   played.
Jan. 1, 1997    Outback Bowl (Tampa)              Alabama 17, Michigan 14
Dec. 29, 1988   Music City Bowl (Nashville)       Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7
Jan. 1, 2000    Orange Bowl (Miami)               Michigan 35, Alabama 34 (OT)
Dec. 27, 2001   Independence Bowl (Shreveport)    Alabama 14, Iowa State 13
Dec. 31, 2004   Music City Bowl (Nashville)       Alabama vs. Minnesota




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BAMA’S BOWL BREAKDOWN
Bowl (Apps)
Sugar Bowl (12)
                                   UA Record
                                    8-4 (.667)
                                                  BAMA’S BOWL HISTORY
Orange Bowl (8)                     4-4 (.500)    “I’ll never forget going to the Rose Bowl. I remember everything about it.
Rose Bowl (6)                     4-1-1 (.750)    We were on the train and coach Thomas was talking to three coaches and
Cotton Bowl (6)                     2-4 (.333)    Red Heard, the athletic director at LSU. Coach Thomas said, ‘Red, this is
Liberty Bowl (4)                    2-2 (.500)
Sun Bowl (3)                       3-0 (1.000)
                                                  my best football player. This is the best player on my team.’ Well, shoot, I
Gator Bowl (2)                      1-1 (.500)    could have gone right out the top. He was getting me ready and I was, too.
Bluebonnet Bowl (2)               0-0-2 (.000)    I would have gone out there and killed myself for Alabama that day.”
Blockbuster Bowl (1)               1-0 (1.000)
Aloha Bowl (1)                     1-0 (1.000)
Citrus Bowl (1)                    1-0 (.1000)    Paul Bryant reminiscing about his trip to the Jan. 1, 1935 Rose Bowl
Hall of Fame Bowl (1)              1-0 (1.000)
Outback Bowl (1)                   1-0 (1.000)
Independence Bowl (1)              1-0 (1.000)   CONFERENCE BOWL BREAKDOWN                           TENNESSEE BOWL GAMES
Fiesta Bowl (1)                     0-1 (.000)   *By the time the bowl game is played,               *The 2004 Music City Bowl will mark the
Music City Bowl (1)                 0-1 (.000)   Alabama will have faced teams from eight            fifth bowl game in Alabama history to be played
                                                 different conferences and six independents in its   in the state of Tennessee.
BOWL OPPONENTS                                   bowl history.
*The Minnesota Golden Gophers will                                                                   *The Tide’s first post-season appearance in
mark the Crimson Tide’s 32nd different bowl      *Taking into consideration all of the               the state of Tennessee came in the 1969
opponent.                                        expansion and conference realignment, the           Liberty Bowl in Memphis, a 47-33 loss to
                                                 Crimson Tide has played more bowl games             Colorado.
*Alabama has faced a first-time bowl opponent    against the current members of the Big 12
in three of its last four bowl games. The list   Conference than any other league.                   *Alabama also played in the Liberty Bowl
includes Virginia Tech (1998 Music City),                                                            in 1976 and 1982.
Iowa State (2001 Independence) and               *When you take into account games
Minnesota (2004 Music City Bowl).                against the Southwest Conference (SWC),             *The 1982 Liberty Bowl was the final
                                                 the Big 8 and the Big 12, Alabama has               game in the career of Alabama coaching
*Alabama’s most common bowl opponent is          played 19 bowl games against those teams.           legend Paul “Bear” Bryant.
Texas, as the Crimson Tide and Longhorns
have met five times in bowl games. UA is         *Overall, Alabama is 9-9-1 (.500) all-time          TENNESSEE BOWL GAMES
0-4-1 in those games.                            against the teams that currently make up            Year Result of Game
                                                 the Big 12 field.                                   1969   Colorado 47, Alabama 33 (Liberty Bowl)
ALL-TIME BOWL OPPONENTS                                                                              1976   Alabama 36, UCLA 6 (Liberty Bowl)
Opponent                         Bowl Record     *The Crimson Tide’s most success has                1982   Alabama 21, Illinois 15 (Liberty Bowl)
Arkansas                                 2-0     come against the Pac 10 Conference,                 1998   Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7 (Music City Bowl)
Army                                     1-0                                                         2004   Alabama vs. Minnesota (Music City Bowl)
                                                 where Alabama has compiled a 7-1-1 (.833)
Baylor                                   1-0
                                                 all-time bowl record.
Boston College                           1-0                                                         TENNESSEE WALTZ
California                               0-1
                                                 *Alabama is 4-2 (.667) in bowl games                *Alabama has compiled a 54-34-4 (.609) all-
Colorado                                 1-1                                                         time record in the state of Tennessee.
Duke                                     0-1
                                                 against the Big 10 Conference, with both
Illinois                                 1-0     losses coming to Michigan.
                                                                                                     *The 2004 Music City Bowl against
Iowa State                               1-0                                                         Minnesota will be the school’s 93rd all-time
                                                 UA BOWL RECORD VS. CONFERENCES
Louisville                               0-1                                                         game in the state of Tennessee.
                                                 Conference                           UA Record
Miami (Fla)                              1-1
                                                 ACC                                   1-1 (.500)
Michigan                                 1-2
                                                 Big East                              1-2 (.333)    *The Music City Bowl will also mark the
Missouri                                 0-1
                                                 Big Ten                               4-2 (.667)    Crimson Tide’s second game in the state of
Nebraska                                 2-1
                                                 Big 12                            9-9-1 (.500)**    Tennessee this season. Alabama played
North Carolina                           1-0
Notre Dame                               0-2
                                                 Pac 10                              7-1-1 (.833)    against the Tennessee Volunteers in
Ohio State                               2-0
                                                 SEC                                  1-0 (1.000)    Knoxville on Oct. 23, 2004 and dropped a
                                                 Independents                          5-4 (.556)    hard-fought 17-13 decision.
Oklahoma                               1-0-1
Ole Miss                                 1-0
Penn State                               2-1     **Includes a 4-5-1 record vs. Southwest             *The 2004 season marks the 16th time in
Rice                                     0-1     Conference and 4-4 mark against the Big             school history that Alabama has played more
SMU                                      1-0     Eight.                                              than one game in the state of Tennessee in
Southern California                      2-0                                                         the same season.
Stanford                               1-0-1
Syracuse                                 1-0                                                         *Alabama played at Vanderbilt and
Texas                                  0-4-1                                                         Tennessee in the same season in 1929,
Texas A&M                                1-1                                                         1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941 and 2002.
Washington                               2-0
Washington State                         1-0
UCLA                                     1-0
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*The Crimson Tide played at Vandy in             Year   Result of Game (Site)                           *The Crimson Tide also suffered its worst
1969 and also played in the 1969 Liberty         1967   Alabama 35, Vanderbilt 21(Nashville)            loss in school history in Nashville with a
Bowl in Memphis.                                 1968   Tennessee 10, Alabama 9 (Knoxville)             78-0 loss to the Commodores on Oct. 20,
                                                 1969   Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 10 (Nashville)           1906.
*Alabama played at Knoxville three times                Colorado 47, Alabama 33 (Liberty Bowl)
(1976, 1982 and 1998) and then closed            1970   Tennessee 24, Alabama 0 (Knoxville)             *Since 1961, Alabama is 21-2 (.913) here in
                                                 1971   Alabama 42, Vanderbilt 0 (Nashville)
out the year with a bowl game in the state                                                              Nashville and has a three-game winning streak
                                                 1972   Alabama 17, Tennessee 10 (Knoxville)
of Tennessee. Bama played in the 1976                                                                   since losing in the 1998 Music City Bowl
                                                 1973   Alabama 44, Vanderbilt 0 (Nashville)
(UCLA) and 1982 (Illinois) Liberty Bowl                                                                 loss to Virginia Tech.
                                                 1974   Alabama 28, Tennessee 6 (Knoxville)
and the 1998 Music City Bowl (Virginia           1975   Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 7 (Nashville)
Tech).                                           1976   Alabama 20, Tennessee 13 (Knoxville)            *The 1998 Music City Bowl loss snapped
                                                        Alabama 36, UCLA 6 (Liberty Bowl)               Alabama’s 14-game winning streak here in
*Alabama also played at Vanderbilt and           1977   Alabama 24, Vanderbilt 12 (Nashville)           Nashville. Prior to the Music City Bowl
Memphis State in 1985, 1987 and 1991.            1978   Alabama 30, Tennessee 17 (Knoxville)            loss, the Crimson Tide had not tasted
                                                 1979   Alabama 66, Vanderbilt 3 (Nashville)            defeat in Nashville since a 14-10 setback to
*Alabama played three games in the state         1980   Alabama 27, Tennessee 0 (Knoxville)             the Commodores on Oct. 11, 1969.
of Tennessee in 1931, Vandy and                  1981   Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 7 (Nashville)
Chattanooga and losing to Tennessee.             1982   Tennessee 35, Alabama 28 (Knoxville)            *Since 1971, Alabama has won 21 straight
                                                        Alabama 21, Illinois 15 (Liberty Bowl)          games in Nashville against Vanderbilt.
ALL-TIME RECORD IN TENNESSEE                     1983   Alabama 44, Vanderbilt 24 (Nashville)
Year   Result of Game (Site)                     1984   Tennessee 28, Alabama 27 (Knoxville)            ALL-TIME NASHVILLE RESULTS
1903   Vanderbilt 30, Alabama 0 (Nashville)      1985   Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 20 (Nashville)           Year Result of Game
1905   Vanderbilt 34, Alabama 0 (Nashville)             Alabama 28, Memphis State 9 (Memphis)           1903   Vanderbilt 30, Alabama 0
1906   Vanderbilt 78, Alabama 0 (Nashville)      1986   Alabama 56, Tennessee 28 (Knoxville)            1905   Vanderbilt 34, Alabama 0
1909   Alabama 10, Tennessee 0 (Knoxville)       1987   Alabama 30, Vanderbilt 23 (Nashville)           1906   Vanderbilt 78, Alabama 0
1914   Tennessee 17, Alabama 7 (Knoxville)              Memphis State 13, Alabama 10 (Memphis)          1919   Vanderbilt 16, Alabama 12
1919   Vanderbilt 16, Alabama 12 (Nashville)     1988   Alabama 28, Tennessee 20 (Knoxville)            1926   Alabama 19, Vanderbilt 7
1926   Alabama 19, Vanderbilt 7 (Nashville)      1989   Alabama 20, Vanderbilt 14 (Nashville)           1929   Vanderbilt 13, Alabama 0
1929   Tennessee 6, Alabama 0 (Knoxville)        1990   Alabama 9, Tennessee 6 (Knoxville)              1931   Alabama 14, Vanderbilt 6
       Vanderbilt 13, Alabama 0 (Nashville)      1991   Alabama 48, Vanderbilt 17 (Nashville)           1933   Alabama 7, Vanderbilt 0
1931   Tennessee 25, Alabama 0 (Knoxville)              Alabama 10, Memphis State 7 (Memphis)           1935   Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 4
       Alabama 14, Vanderbilt 6 (Nashville)      1992   Alabama 17, Tennessee 10 (Knoxville)            1937   Alabama 9, Vanderbilt 7
       Alabama 39, Chattanooga 0 (Chattanooga)   1993   Alabama 17, Vanderbilt 6 (Nashville)            1939   Alabama 39, Vanderbilt 0
1933   Alabama 12, Tennessee 6 (Knoxville)       1994   Alabama 17, Tennessee 13 (Knoxville)            1941   Vanderbilt 7, Alabama 0
       Alabama 7, Vanderbilt 0 (Nashville)       1995   Alabama 33, Vanderbilt 25 (Nashville)           1945   Alabama 71, Vanderbilt 0
1935   Alabama 25, Tennessee 0 (Knoxville)       1996   Tennessee 20, Alabama 13 (Knoxville)            1947   Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 7
       Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 4 (Nashville)      1997   Alabama 20, Vanderbilt 0 (Nashville)            1949   Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 7
1937   Alabama 14, Tennessee 7 (Knoxville)       1998   Tennessee 35, Alabama 18 (Knoxville)            1951   Vanderbilt 22, Alabama 20
       Alabama 9, Vanderbilt 7 (Nashville)              Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7 (Music City Bowl)   1953   Alabama 21, Vanderbilt 12
1939   Tennessee 21, Alabama 0 (Knoxville)       1999   Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 17 (Nashville)           1955   Vanderbilt 21, Alabama 6
       Alabama 39, Vanderbilt 0 (Nashville)      2000   Tennessee 20, Alabama 10 (Knoxville)            1957   Alabama 6, Vanderbilt 6
1941   Alabama 9, Tennessee 2 (Knoxville)        2001   Alabama 12, Vanderbilt 9 (Nashville)            1959   Alabama 7, Vanderbilt 7
       Vanderbilt 7, Alabama 0 (Nashville)       2002   Alabama 34, Tennessee 14 (Knoxville)            1961   Alabama 35, Vanderbilt 6
1944   Alabama 0, Tennessee 0 (Knoxville)               Alabama 30, Vanderbilt 8 (Nashville)            1963   Alabama 21, Vanderbilt 6
1945   Alabama 71, Vanderbilt 0 (Nashville)      2004   Tennessee 17, Alabama 13 (Knoxville)            1965   Alabama 22, Vanderbilt 7
1946   Tennessee 12, Alabama 0 (Knoxville)              Alabama vs. Minnesota (Music City Bowl)         1967   Alabama 35, Vanderbilt 21
1947   Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 7 (Nashville)                                                             1969   Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 10
1948   Tennessee 21, Alabama 6 (Knoxville)       ALL-TIME RECORD IN NASHVILLE                           1971   Alabama 42, Vanderbilt 0
1949   Vanderbilt 14, Alabama 7 (Nashville)      *Alabama has compiled a 28-13-2 (.674) all-            1973   Alabama 44, Vanderbilt 0
1950   Tennessee 14, Alabama 9 (Knoxville)       time record in the city of Nashville.                  1975   Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 7
1951   Vanderbilt 22, Alabama 20 (Nashville)                                                            1977   Alabama 24, Vanderbilt 12
1952   Tennessee 20, Alabama 0 (Knoxville)                                                              1979   Alabama 66, Vanderbilt 3
                                                 *Of course, 42 of the 43 meetings have come
1953   Alabama 21, Vanderbilt 12 (Nashville)                                                            1981   Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 7
                                                 against the Vanderbilt Commodores.
1954   Alabama 27, Tennessee 0 (Knoxville)                                                              1983   Alabama 44, Vanderbilt 24
1955   Vanderbilt 21, Alabama 6 (Nashville)                                                             1985   Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 20
1956   Tennessee 24, Alabama 0 (Knoxville)
                                                 *The only meeting in Nashville against a
                                                                                                        1987   Alabama 30, Vanderbilt 23
1957   Alabama 6, Vanderbilt 6 (Nashville)       team other than Vandy was a 38-7 loss to
                                                                                                        1989   Alabama 20, Vanderbilt 14
1958   Tennessee 14, Alabama 7 (Knoxville)       Virginia Tech in the 1998 Music City
                                                                                                        1991   Alabama 48, Vanderbilt 17
1959   Alabama 7, Vanderbilt 7 (Nashville)       Bowl.                                                  1993   Alabama 17, Vanderbilt 6
1960   Tennessee 20, Alabama 7 (Knoxville)                                                              1995   Alabama 33, Vanderbilt 25
1961   Alabama 35, Vanderbilt 6 (Nashville)      *From 1903-59, Alabama was 7-11-2 (.400)               1997   Alabama 20, Vanderbilt 0
1962   Alabama 27, Tennessee 7 (Knoxville)       in the Music City.                                     1998   Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7 (Music City Bowl)
1963   Alabama 21, Vanderbilt 6 (Nashville)                                                             1999   Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 17
1964   Alabama 19, Tennessee 8 (Knoxville)       *In fact, Alabama lost its first three games in        2001   Alabama 12, Vanderbilt 9
1965   Alabama 22, Vanderbilt 7 (Nashville)      Nashville by a combined 142-0 against Vandy in         2002   Alabama 30, Vanderbilt 8
1966   Alabama 11, Tennessee 10 (Knoxville)      1903, 1905 and 1906.




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SHULA MAKES BOWL COACHING DEBUT                    THE BAMA LEGACY                               *Mike DuBose was a part of five bowl
*Second-year Alabama head coach Mike               *Coach Shula becomes the fourth Alabama       games as a player and coach and was win-
Shula will make his bowl head coaching             alum to play for and coach the Crimson Tide   less in all five attempts.
debut in the 2004 Music City Bowl.                 in a post-season bowl game.
                                                                                                 *As a player, he played in three straight
*The former Alabama quarterback was a              *Shula joins Paul “Bear” Bryant, Ray          New Year’s Day bowls, losing to Texas (‘73
member of three bowl teams in his UA               Perkins and Mike DuBose as former UA          Cotton) and Notre Dame (Dec. 31, 1973
career and was the starting quarterback in         players who have played and coached in a      Sugar Bowl and Jan. 1, 1975 Orange).
the 1985 Aloha Bowl and 1986 Sun Bowl.             bowl game while at the Capstone.
                                                                                                 *As a coach, he lost the 1998 Music City
*He led the Crimson Tide to a 24-3 win             *As a coach, Bryant set the standard for      Bowl to Virginia Tech and the 2000
over Southern Cal in the 1985 Aloha Bowl           post-season success at Alabama. He took       Orange Bowl to Michigan.
in Honolulu. Shula completed eight of 15           the Crimson Tide to a school record 24 con-
passes for 112 yards and one TD in the             secutive bowl games from 1959-82.             *Bryant and DuBose are the only two for-
win.                                                                                             mer UA players to play and coach in a
                                                   *During his tenure at Alabama, Bryant         New Year’s Day bowl game at Alabama.
*Shula, who out dueled USC quarterback             compiled a 12-10-2 (.542) bowl record and
Rodney Peete, threw a 24-yard TD pass to           guided the Crimson Tide to 17 New Year’s      *DuBose is the only former Tide player to
Clay Whitehurst with 13:25 left in the             Day (Cotton, Rose, Sugar or Orange)           play and coach in the same bowl. He
game to give the Crimson Tide a 17-3               bowl games.                                   played in the 1975 Orange Bowl and
lead.                                                                                            coached the 2000 Orange Bowl while at
                                                   *As a player, Bryant played in the Jan. 1,    UA.
*In the final game of his career at the 1986       1935 Rose Bowl, where the Crimson Tide
Sun Bowl, Shula completed 15 of 26 passes          beat Stanford 29-13 to secure the school’s    UA COACHES BOWL RECORDS
for 176 yards and one TD in his 27th con-          fourth national championship, and the         Coach                   Bowl Record
secutive start for the Tide.                       first under coach Frank Thomas.               Wallace Wade                            2-0-1
                                                                                                 Frank Thomas                              4-2
*Shula’s 32-yard TD pass to Greg                   *Perkins played and coached in six bowl       Red Drew                                  1-2
Richardson with 6:24 left in the third             games at Alabama during his career.           Paul Bryant                           12-10-2
                                                                                                 Ray Perkins                               3-0
quarter broke open a close game and pro-
                                                                                                 Bill Curry                                1-2
pelled the Tide to a three touchdown win.          *As a player, Perkins played in three
                                                                                                 Gene Stallings                            5-1
                                                   straight New Year’s Day bowl games in
                                                                                                 Mike DuBose                               0-2
*Alabama also posted a 28-7 win over               1965, 1966 and 1967.                          Dennis Franchione                         1-0
SMU in the 1983 Sun Bowl, but Shula did                                                          Mike Shula                                0-0
not play in that game as a true freshman.          *Perkins caught at least one TD pass in all
                                                   three bowl games and finished his career      THE FEW, THE PROUD
                                                   with four TD receptions and one two-          *Alabama’s 2004 Music City Bowl roster
BAMA COACHES IN BOWL DEBUTS                        point conversion in his bowl career at        contains only 30 players with previous bowl
*Alabama football coaches are 4-5 (.444) in        Alabama.                                      experience.
their bowl debuts with the Crimson Tide, dating
back to coach Wallace Wade’s first bowl            *He hauled in a 20-yard TD pass from Joe      *Of the 30 players who are on both the
game in the 1926 Rose Bowl.                        Namath in the Crimson Tide’s 21-17 loss       Independence Bowl and Music City Bowl
                                                   to Texas in the Jan. 1, 1965 Orange Bowl.     rosters, only seven actually played in the 2001
*Ray Perkins and Dennis Franchione are                                                           Independence Bowl.
the only two Alabama coaches to win their          *In the Jan. 1, 1966 Sugar Bowl win over
bowl debut in the post World War II era.           Nebraska, Perkins caught two TD passes        *Those who played in the Independence
                                                   from Steve Sloan in the Tide’s 39-28          Bowl game include Todd Bates, Wesley
*Perkins led Alabama to a 28-7 win over            blowout win.                                  Britt, Anthony Bryant, Ray Hudson, Chris
SMU in the 1983 Sun Bowl, while                                                                  James, Evan Mathis and Cornelius
Franchione led the Tide to a 14-13 win             *Perkins caught a 21-yard TD pass from        Wortham.
over Iowa State in the 2001 Independence           Sloan to put the Tide up 7-0. Later in the
Bowl.                                              half, he caught an 11-yard TD pass from       *Mathis and Wortham are the only two
                                                   Sloan as UA built a 24-7 halftime lead.       members of the 2004 Alabama team that
UA COACHES BOWL DEBUTS
                                                                                                 have ever started a bowl game.
Year Result (Coach)                                *As a senior, Perkins caught a 45-yard TD
1926   Alabama 20, Washington 19 (Wallace Wade)    pass from Kenny Stabler in the Crimson
1935   Alabama 29, Stanford 13 (Frank Thomas)
                                                                                                 *Mathis started the 2001 Independence Bowl at
                                                   Tide’s 34-7 win over Nebraska in the Jan.     strong tackle and played all 58 snaps for the
1948   Texas 27, Alabama 7 (Red Drew)              2, 1967 Sugar Bowl.
1959   Penn State 7, Alabama 0 (Paul Bryant)                                                     Crimson Tide as a redshirt freshman.
1983   Alabama 28, SMU 7 (Ray Perkins)             *As a coach, Perkins was 3-0 in bowl
1987   Michigan 28, Alabama 24 (Bill Curry)                                                      *Wortham was the starting “sam” linebacker
                                                   games, winning two Sun Bowls (1983 and        as a sophomore.
1991   Louisville 34, Alabama 7 (Gene Stallings)
                                                   1986) and the Aloha Bowl (1985).
1998   Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7 (Mike DuBose)
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*There are no players on the Alabama offense      *The win over the Commodores put an                 *The most notable first-time players to see
with prior career bowl statistics.                end to a six-game losing streak that                action against Western Carolina were true
                                                  stretched back to the 2000 season.                  freshman Curtis Dawson and redshirt sopho-
*Thus, no current UA player has ever scored a                                                         more Marcus McKnight.
point in a post-season game.                      *The Crimson Tide lost its last five games
                                                  in 2000 and finished coach Mike DuBose’s            *Dawson played last year at Hoover High
*Alabama has just three defensive players         final season with a 3-8 record.                     School and came to Alabama as a line-
with career bowl statistics.                                                                          backer. He moved to the defensive line
                                                  *The 2001 opener was a home loss to                 prior to the Ole Miss game and made his
*That list includes Wortham (4 Tackles, 1         UCLA (20-17) at Bryant-Denny Stadium                debut at defensive tackle in the win over
TFL), Bates (3 Tackles) and James (2              on Sept. 1.                                         WCU.
Tackles).
                                                  *The following week, Alabama won the                *McKnight was a true freshman in 2002
*Below is a listing of the players that were      first game in the Franchione era and the            and had not played in a game until his
on both the 2001 Independence Bowl and            legacy of this senior class was born.               debut against Western Carolina on Sept.
the 2004 Music City Bowl rosters.                                                                     18, 2004. McKnight hauled in a 14-yard
                                                  *For the 18 seniors, who are playing their          pass reception from Marc Guillon, his first
UA PLAYERS ON LAST 2 BOWL ROSTERS                 final game for Alabama in the 2004 Music            career reception with the Tide.
Name, Pos.                  2001 I-Bowl Status    City Bowl, a win over Minnesota would be
Mark Anderson, DE                   Redshirted    their 28th win in four years.                       *Other first-timers to play against Western
Carlos Andrews, CB                      Injured                                                       Carolina included Kyle Bennett, Bryan
Todd Bates, DE                          Played                                                        Kilpatrick, Allen Long, Forress Rayford and Travis
Brian Bostick, PK                   Redshirted
                                                  ALABAMA PLAYER PARTICIPATION                        West.
Wesley Britt, QT                        Played
                                                  *Alabama played 78 different players in its 11
Brandon Brooks, WR                  Redshirted
                                                  regular-season games this season.                   *Alabama played 57 of the 70 players that
Anthony Bryant, DT                      Played
Antonio Carter, WR                      Injured
                                                                                                      dressed for the Arkansas game on Sept. 25.
David Cavan, TE                         Injured   *The list includes 35 first-time players,
JB Closner, C                       Redshirted    including 11 “true” freshmen.                       *Alabama played 58 of the 80 players that
Brodie Croyle, QB                   Redshirted                                                        dressed for the South Carolina game on
Von Ewing, QT                       Redshirted    *The newest addition to the list is senior          Oct. 2.
Alex Fox, H                         Redshirted    wide receiver Antonio Carter (Tallahassee, Fla.),
Bo Freelend, P                      Redshirted    who played the final five snaps of the              *In the win at Kentucky (Oct. 2), Alabama
Matt Grice, SS                      Redshirted    Crimson Tide’s 30-14 win over Miss. State           played 67 of the 70 players that dressed for the
Roman Harper, FS                    Redshirted    on Nov. 6.                                          game.
Ray Hudson, RB                          Played
Chris James, SS                         Played    *The Crimson Tide dressed 101 players for           *Junior tight end Greg McLain (Lineville),
Clint Johnston, TE                  Redshirted    the 2004 season opener with Utah State              made his 2004 debut on Oct. 9 at
Juke King, LB                       Redshirted    and 65 players saw action in the 48-17              Kentucky.
Danny Martz, SG                     Redshirted    win.
Evan Mathis                            Started                                                        *McClain played 10 snaps at tight end in
Mike McLaughlin, PK                 Redshirted    *Of the 101 players that dressed for the            the fourth quarter of the Crimson Tide’s
Matt Miller, WR                     Redshirted    Utah State game, a total of 57 had never            45-17 win.
Spencer Pennington, QB              Redshirted
                                                  played in a game for the Crimson Tide.
Charlie Peprah, SS                  Redshirted
                                                                                                      *UA used every available man on the ros-
Freddie Roach, LB                   Redshirted
                                                  *Alabama’s opening day depth chart                  ter in its 45-17 win with the exception of
Mark Sanders, SG                    Redshirted
Josh Smith, FB                             DNP
                                                  showed that 23 of the 44 players listed had         its three backup quarterbacks Marc
Cornelius Wortham, LB                  Started    never played in a game before the season            Guillon, Adam Thrash and A.J. Milwee.
                                                  opener.
ALPHA AND OMEGA                                                                                       *The Crimson Tide dressed 127 players for its
*The city of Nashville marked the begin-          *A total of 27 players made their debut against     homecoming game with Southern Miss (Oct. 16)
ning for the 2004 senior class and with a         Utah State, including 10 “true” freshmen.           and 66 saw action in the 24-point win.
win over Minnesota on New Year’s Eve, it
would also mark the end.                          *Alabama used 58 players in its win over            *Junior punter Jeremy Schatz (Homewood)
                                                  Ole Miss, but none were first-time players.         made his debut in the Crimson Tide’s 27-3
*It is ironic that the city of Nashville is                                                           Homecoming win over Southern Miss on
where it all began for this group of seniors      *Alabama dressed more than 100 players              Oct. 16. He punted one time and dropped
four years ago.                                   for the Western Carolina game and played            his 40-yard punt at the Southern Miss six-
                                                  a season-high 74 players in the 52-0 win.           yard line late in the fourth quarter.
*The first win in an Alabama football uni-
form for many in this class came on Sept.         *The Crimson Tide used seven first-time             *Alabama played 54 players in its loss to
8, 2001 here in Nashville as the Crimson          players, including one “true” freshman in the       Tennessee (Oct. 23).
Tide beat Vanderbilt 12-9.                        win over the Catamounts.
                                                                                                      *The Crimson Tide played 61 players in the
                                                                                                      win over Miss. State.




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*Bama dressed 70 players in its loss at
LSU, with 57 players seeing action.                 2004 ALABAMA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
                                                    (Selected by the Coaching Staff)
*In its final game of the 2004 regular-sea-
son against Auburn, the Crimson Tide                Opponent              Offense              Defense            Special Teams
dressed 80 players and 54 of those saw              Utah State            Kenneth Darby        Roman Harper       Marcel Stamps
action.                                             Ole Miss              JB Closner           Roman Harper       Bo Freelend
                                                    W. Carolina           Wesley Britt         Mark Anderson      Marcel Stamps
FIRST-TIME PLAYERS USED THIS SEASON                 Arkansas              Ray Hudson           Todd Bates         Matt Ragland
Player, Pos                      Alabama Debut      South Carolina        Wesley Britt         Demarcus Waldrop   Tyrone Prothro
Justin Ballard, FS                    Utah State    Kentucky              Ray Hudson           Wallace Gilberry   Bo Freelend
Kyle Bennett, FB                Western Carolina    Southern Miss         Kenneth Darby        Todd Bates         Jamie Christensen
Justin Britt, RDT                     Utah State    Tennessee             Kenneth Darby        DeMeco Ryans       Brian Bostick
Keith Brown, WR                       Utah State    Miss. State           Le’Ron McClain       Wallace Gilberry   Brian Bostick
Matt Caddell, WR                      Utah State    LSU                   Matt Caddell         Todd Bates         Drew Lane
Chris Capps, LT                       Utah State    Auburn
Marcus Carter, SS                     Utah State
Simeon Castille, CB                   Utah State
Jamie Christensen, K                  Utah State   START ME UP                                          *Tatum made his first start at right tackle
Matt Collins, DT                      Utah State   *The Crimson Tide used 12 first-time starters        in the season opener and started all 11
Trent Davidson, TE                    Utah State   during the 2004 regular season.                      games. He did have two starts against
Curtis Dawson, DE              Western Carolina                                                         Arkansas and Georgia in 2003 as a true
Jeffrey Dukes, SS                     Utah State   *In fact, Alabama used at least one first-time       freshman on the defensive line.
Wallace Gilberry, LDT                 Utah State   starter in all but four games (South
 Eric Gray, CB                        Utah State   Carolina, Tennessee, Miss. State and LSU)            *Bama used three first time starters in its
Rudy Griffin, LDT                     Utah State   this season.                                         win over Ole Miss, including a pair of
Marc Guillon, QB                      Utah State                                                        freshman wide receivers. DJ Hall and Keith
DJ Hall, WR                           Utah State   *In all, Alabama used 34 different starters this     Brown earned starts against the Rebels to
Aaron Johns, TB                       Utah State   season.                                              become the first freshmen to start at wide
Bryan Kilpatrick, SS            Western Carolina                                                        receiver for the Crimson Tide since Ozzie
Ezekial Knight, WR                    Utah State   *The newest addition to the list of first-           Newsome in 1974.
Drew Lane, SN                         Utah State
                                                   time starters is true freshman tight end
Allen Long, LB                  Western Carolina
                                                   Trent Davidson (Brewton), who made his first         *Senior tailback Ray Hudson made his first
Marcus McKnight, WR             Western Carolina
Justin Moon, RG                       Utah State
                                                   career start against Auburn.                         collegiate start against Ole Miss, snapping
Matt Ragland, SE                      Utah State                                                        a streak of 37 consecutive games played
Forress Rayford, FS             Western Carolina   *Davidson earned the starting nod when               without a start.
Travis Robinson, CB                   Utah State   both Clint Johnston (concussion) and
Mark Sanders, RT                      Utah State   David Cavan (cracked vertebrae) suffered             *Only four current UA players have started 20 or
Keith Saunders, LDE                   Utah State   injuries and could not play.                         more consecutive games entering the 2004
Jeremy Schatz                      Southern Miss                                                        Music City Bowl.
Marcel Stamps, WR                     Utah State   *Prior to Davidson, the last first-time
Chris Turner, LDE                     Utah State   starter was sophomore tailback Kenneth               *Senior Evan Mathis has now made 46 con-
Demarcus Waldrop, WLB                 Utah State   Darby (Huntsville), who took over as the start-      secutive starts for Alabama, the longest
Travis West, C                  Western Carolina   ing tailback when senior Ray Hudson                  active streak on the team.
Boldface indicates true freshmen                   (Bonifay, Fla.) was lost on Oct. 9 with a
                                                   season-ending knee injury.                           *Mathis’ first career start came at South
                                                                                                        Carolina on Sept. 29, 2001 and he started
                                                   *Darby ran for an Alabama record 197 yards           35 straight games at the right tackle posi-
                                                   by a first-time starter in the Crimson Tide’s        tion.
                                                   27-3 win over Southern Miss on Oct. 16.
                                                                                                        *He moved to left guard this spring (2004)
                                                   *Alabama used four first-time starters in            and has started all 11 games this season to
                                                   the 2004 season opener with Utah State,              extend his streak to 46 consecutive starts.
                                                   including Rudy Griffin, Juke King, Tyrone
                                                   Prothro and Kyle Tatum.                              *Mathis’ former right tackle position is
                                                                                                        now anchored by sophomore Kyle Tatum,
                                                   *King started at sam linebacker in place of          who switched from the defensive line to
                                                   the injured DeMeco Ryans, who played in              the offensive line this spring.
                                                   the opener and then started the final 10
                                                   games.                                               *Junior free safety Roman Harper and junior
                                                                                                        strong safety Charlie Peprah have logged 25
                                                                                                        straight starts, while senior cornerback
                                                                                                        Anthony Madison has started 24 consecutive
                                                                                                        games.




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*Senior Chris James (LCB) has played more      HALL, BROWN START VS. OLE MISS                    KNEE INJURIES TIMES THREE
games (47) than anyone on the Alabama          *Alabama had two “true” freshmen in the           *Alabama has suffered three season-ending
team without at least one career start.        starting line up against Ole Miss as wide         knee injuries this season.
                                               receivers DJ Hall (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.)
*Senior Carlos Andrews (FS) has also played    and Keith Brown (Gulfport, Miss.) both            *The Crimson Tide lost its starting quar-
in 47 games in his Alabama career, but has     started the 2004 SEC opener.                      terback (Brodie Croyle), starting tailback
started only once.                                                                               (Ray Hudson) and starting fullback (Tim
                                               *The duo became the first true freshmen to        Castille) in the first eight games.
2004 FIRST TIME STARTERS                       start for Alabama at wide receiver since Ozzie
Player, Pos                      First Start   Newsome started at the receiver position          *The trio accounted for 1,574 yards and 17 TDs
Rudy Griffin, LDT                Utah State    in 1974.                                          this season.
Juke King, SLB                   Utah State
Tyrone Prothro, WR               Utah State    *The Ole Miss game marked the first time          *Junior quarterback Brodie Croyle suffered a
*Kyle Tatum, RT                  Utah State    since freshmen regained eligibility in 1973       season-ending injury against Western
                                               that Alabama has ever started two true            Carolina on Sept. 18.
Keith Brown, WR                    Ole Miss
                                               freshmen wide receivers in the same game.
DJ Hall, WR                        Ole Miss
                                                                                                 *Croyle tore his ACL (right knee) on the
Ray Hudson, TB                     Ole Miss
                                               *In addition, Hall and Brown become the           Crimson Tide’s first offensive possession
                                               13th and 14th true freshmen to start a game for   of the third quarter. He had successful
Matt Caddell, WR           Western Carolina
                                               the Crimson Tide since 1973.                      surgery on Monday, Sept. 20, according to sur-
Marc Guillon, QB                  Arkansas                                                       geons Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Larry
                                               *The 2004 season marks the third time             Lemak.
Demarcus Waldrop, LB              Kentucky     since 1973 and second year in a row that
                                               Alabama has started two freshmen in the           *According to Dr. Lemak, recovery time
Kenneth Darby, TB            Southern Miss     same season.                                      for Croyle will be about five months,
                                                                                                 which should put him on target to return
Trent Davidson, TE                  Auburn     TRUE FRESHMEN TO START AT UA                      to spring practice.
                                               Player, Pos.                             Year
BAMA’S CONSECUTIVE STARTS (Current)            Ozzie Newsome, SE                        1974     *Croyle missed all of 2004 spring practice
Players                             Streak     Jim Bunch, OT                            1976     as he underwent successful surgery on
Evan Mathis                             46     Bill Condon, G                           1984     Dec. 11, 2003 to repair a partially dislocat-
Roman Harper                            25     Larry Rose, OT                           1985     ed shoulder (non-throwing).
Charlie Peprah                          25     Matt Hammond, LT                         1990
Anthony Madison                         24     Jon Stevenson, RT                        1991     *He missed two games last season against
Mark Anderson                           16     Terry Jones, Jr., TE                     1998     Georgia and Southern Miss as a result of
Jeremy Clark                            16     Dante Ellington, RT                      1999     the shoulder injury and played hurt the
JB Closner                              15     Saleem Rasheed, LB                       1999     remainder of the year.
                                               Kenny King, DE                           1999
CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED (Current)             Tim Castille, FB                         2003     *Croyle missed his senior year at
Players                             Streak     Le’Ron McClain, FB                       2003     Westbrook Christian High School when he
Anthony Bryant                          48     Keith Brown, WR                          2004     tore the ACL (left knee) in the first quarter
Evan Mathis                             48     DJ Hall, WR                              2004     of his first game of the year.
Chris James                             39
Mark Anderson                           37     FRESHMEN MAKE HISTORIC DEBUT                      *In three games this season, Croyle com-
Carlos Andrews                          37     *A total of eight true freshmen have start-       pleted 44 of 66 passes for 534 yards and six
Anthony Madison                         37     ed the season opener since freshman eligi-        touchdowns. He did not have an intercep-
Charlie Peprah                          37     bility was reinstated in 1973.                    tion this season.
DeMeco Ryans                            36
Roman Harper                            32     *The most recent addition to join that list       *Senior tailback Ray Hudson (Bonifay, Fla.) suf-
Brian Bostick                           28     was fullback Tim Castille, who started his        fered a season-ending knee injury at
JB Closner                              24     first game for the Crimson Tide last season       Kentucky on Oct. 9.
Bo Freelend                             24     against South Florida at Legion Field.
Terrence Jones                          24                                                       *In six games, Hudson ran 92 times for
Freddie Roach                           24     TRUE FRESHMEN TO START SEASON OPENER              638 yards and four touchdowns.
Ramzee Robinson                         24     Player, Pos.                             Year
                                               Jim Bunch, OT                            1976     *At the time of his injury, he was the sec-
                                               Larry Rose, OT                           1985     ond-leading rusher in the SEC with a
                                               Matt Hammond, LT                         1990     106.3 per game average.
                                               Jon Stevenson, RT                        1991
                                               Terry Jones, Jr., TE                     1998     *Hudson also ranked second in the league
                                               Dante Ellington, RT                      1999     with 119.3 all-purpose yards per game.
                                               Saleem Rasheed, LB                       1999
                                               Tim Castille, FB                         2003




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*He had 18 carries for 99 yards and one
touchdown at Kentucky which gave him             ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE QUARTERBACKS CAREER STATS
exactly 1,000 career rushing yards in 27
career SEC games.                                Brodie Croyle (7-9, .438)
                                                                      Gms        Comp      Att       Pct.      Yds        TD          INT
*Hudson played in 42 career games and            Wins                  7           93      158       .589      1403       12           2
ran 278 times for 1,639 yards and seven          Losses                9          161      301       .535      1916       13          12
touchdowns.                                      Career Totals        16          254      459       .553      3319       25          14

*Hudson also accounted for 2,441 career          Spencer Pennington (3-4, .429)
all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns.                               Gms        Comp         Att       Pct.      Yds        TD          INT
                                                 Wins               3           20          35       .571       274        2           3
*The latest injury victim is sophomore Tim       Losses             4           47          93       .505       562        2           5
                                                 Career Totals      7           67         128       .523       736        4           8
Castille (Birmingham), who tore the ACL and
LCL in his right knee during the fourth          Marc Guillon (0-2, .000)
quarter of the Alabama-Tennessee game                                 Gms        Comp      Att       Pct.      Yds        TD          INT
on Oct. 23.                                      Wins
                                                 Losses               2           15            36   .417       120         0         3
*Castille had surgery on Tuesday, Oct.           Career Totals        2           15            36   .417       120         0         3
26th at Health South Medical Center in
Birmingham.
                                               MISSED PLAYING TIME                                   *Pennington made his first career start for
*“The surgery went as planned,” Dr. James                                                            Alabama on Oct. 4, 2003 in a 37-23 loss at
                                               *Alabama’s starters have combined to miss 26
Andrews said. “We repaired and recon-                                                                Georgia. Against the Bulldogs, he com-
                                               games this season due to injury.
structed the anterior cruciate and lateral                                                           pleted 9 of 20 passes for 109 yards, with
collateral ligaments in his right knee.        GAMES MISSED BY STARTERS                              one interception and one TD before leav-
Under the normal healing process and           Player                           Missed Starts        ing the game with a shoulder injury.
rehabilitation, he should be ready to          Brodie Croyle                               9*
resume his playing career next season.”        Ray Hudson                                  6*        PENNINGTON’S CAREER STARTS
                                               Tim Castille                                4*        Opponent                   Comp-Att-Int-Yds-TD
*In eight games this season, Castille was      David Cavan                                  2        at Georgia (10-4-03)             9-20-1-109-1
the Tide’s third-leading rusher and sec-       Juwan Garth                                  2        at Kentucky (10-9-04)              7-11-0-83-0
ond-leading receiver.                          Clint Johnston                               2        Southern Miss (10-16-04)            4-9-1-72-1
                                               Marc Guillon                                 1        at Tennessee (10-23-04)         14-28-2-113-0
*Castille had 62 rushing attempts for 247      * -- Includes Music City Bowl.                        Miss. State (11-6-04)            9-15-2-119-1
yards and a team-high six touchdowns.                                                                LSU (11-13-04)                   7-15-1-114-0
He did not have a negative rushing             PENNINGTON NOW UNDER CENTER                           Auburn (11-20-04)               17-30-1-226-1
attempt.                                       *Junior Spencer Pennington (Fayette) became
                                               the third different quarterback to start for          *Pennington is coming off his best perfor-
*In addition, Castille caught 14 passes for    Alabama this season when he made his                  mance with the Crimson Tide as he com-
104 yards.                                     second career start at Kentucky on Oct. 9.            pleted 17 of 30 passes for 226 yards in a
                                                                                                     21-13 loss to No. 2 Auburn on Nov. 20.
                                               *In addition, Pennington is the fourth differ-
CAVAN OUT, TOO                                 ent starting quarterback in Shula’s 24 games as       *The 17 completions, 30 attempts and 226
*Alabama senior tight end David Cavan          head coach.                                           yards were all career highs for the Alabama
(Tuscaloosa) became the fourth player to                                                             junior.
suffer a season-ending injury when he left     *Pennington, subbing for the injured Marc
in the second quarter of the the Miss. State   Guillon (sore back) led the Crimson Tide              *In fact, his 226 passing yards were 113
game with a back injury.                       to a 45-17 win over the Wildcats for his              yards better than his previous career high
                                               first career win as the starting quarterback.         set against Miss. State on Nov. 6, 2004.
*Coach Mike Shula announced on Nov. 10
that Cavan would miss the remainder of         *Pennington is now 3-4 (.429) in his UA               *Pennington threw for just 268 total yards
the regular season with a cracked vertebrae    career as the starting quarterback, includ-           in his first three starts of the 2004 season.
in his back.                                   ing a 3-3 (.500) mark this season.
                                                                                                     *Pennington averaged just 89.3 passing
*Cavan could be back for the 2004 Music        *In his seven career starts, Pennington has           yards per game compared to 152.7 yards
City Bowl game with Minnesota.                 completed 67 of 128 passes (.523) for 736 yards,      over his final three starts.
                                               with eight interceptions and four touch-
*The back injury is just one of many suf-      downs.                                                *Over his last three starts, Pennington has
fered by Cavan throughout his injury-                                                                completed 33 of 60 passes (.550) for 458 yards.
plagued career.                                *In his six starts this season, Pennington
                                               completed 58 of 108 passes (.537) for 727 yards,
*Cavan also suffered injuries to his           with seven interceptions and three touch-
head/neck, shoulder, knee, wrist and foot      downs.
during his five-year playing career.



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*Pennington opened the 2004 season as
the third-string quarterback but became               ALABAMA STARTING QUARTERBACK DEBUTS SINCE 1991
the starter at Kentucky (Oct. 9) when Marc
Guillon (Chico, Calif.) was injured.                  Player                Opp (Date)            Result               Stats (Comp-Att-Int-Yds-TD)
                                                      Danny Woodson         Temple (9-7-91)       W, 41-3              7-12-1-111-1; 85-yard TD run
*Guillon (Chico, Calif.) made two starts              Jay Barker            at LSU (11-9-91)      W, 20-17             7-14-1-81-0
this season in the absence of junior Brodie           Brian Burgdorf        USM (10-30-93)        W, 40-0              16-27-2-216-2
                                                      David Palmer          LSU (11-6-93)         L, 17-13             6-10-1-116-2; 65 rush yds
Croyle (torn ACL).
                                                      Fredie Kitchens       MSU (11-11-95)        W, 14-9              8-10-0-75-0
                                                      Lance Tucker          MSU (11-15-97)        L, 32-20             7-11-0-81-1
*Guillon is 0-2 as the starter, losing two SEC        J.D. Phillips         BYU (9-5-98)          W, 38-31             17-29-0-188-0
games against Arkansas and South                      Andrew Zow            Miss (10-10-98)       W, 20-17 (ot)        15-30-1-272-1; 1st OT win
Carolina.                                             Tyler Watts           USM (10-30-99)        W, 35-14             11-20-1-128-0
                                                      Brodie Croyle         at Ark (9-28-02)      W, 30-12             12-24-0-285-2; Player of Week
*Guillon suffered a back injury during the            S. Pennington         at Ga. (10-4-03)      L, 37-23             9-20-1-109-1
week leading up to the Kentucky game                  Brandon Avalos        USM (10-11-03)        W, 17-3              3-7-1-12-0
and was replaced by Pennington.                       Marc Guillon          at Ark (9-25-04)      L, 27-10             6-18-1-57-0

*Guillon made his first career start on
Sept. 25, 2004 in a 27-10 loss at Arkansas.          THREE QUARTERBACKS                                      QUARTERBACK DEBUTS
                                                     *For the second year in a row, Alabama                  *Marc Guillon made his first career start
*Guillon took all 64 snaps under center in           has used three different starting quarter-              on Sept. 25 at Arkansas to become the
his debut with the Crimson Tide.                     backs.                                                  13th different starting quarterback for the
                                                                                                             Crimson Tide since the 1991 season.
*The redshirt sophomore completed just               *Pennington (6), Croyle (3) and Guillon
six of 18 passes for 54 yards and threw one inter-   (2) have each started at least two games                *Since 1991, Alabama’s starting quarter-
ception in the loss. He also had one rush-           for the Crimson Tide this year.                         backs have gone 9-4 (.692) in their first career
ing attempt for minus one yard.                                                                              start for the Crimson Tide.
                                                     *Alabama also started three different quarter-
*In his second start, against South                  backs in 2003 in Shula’s first season.                  *The four losses were charged to Lance
Carolina (Oct. 2), Guillon completed nine of                                                                 Tucker (Miss. State, 1997), David Palmer
18 passes for 63 yards and threw two intercep-       *The list of starting quarterbacks last sea-            (LSU, 1993), Spencer Pennington (at
tions before being benched in the third              son included Croyle, Pennington and                     Georgia, 2003) and Guillon (Arkansas,
quarter.                                             Brandon Avalos.                                         2004).

*Prior to the Arkansas game, Guillon had             *Croyle started the first four games of the             *Guillon’s start under center marked the
taken just 18 snaps in games against Utah            2003 season before injuring his shoulder                third consecutive season that Alabama has
State and Western Carolina.                          in the double-overtime loss to Arkansas                 started a first-time quarterback in its first
                                                     (Sept. 27, 2003).                                       SEC road game.
*He took 15 snaps under center against the
Catamounts, leading the Crimson Tide to a            *Pennington made his first career start on              *Then redshirt freshman Brodie Croyle
pair of second-half touchdowns.                      Oct. 4., 2003 at Georgia. He completed                  made his first career start in Fayetteville
                                                     nine of 20 passes for 109 yards, with one               on Sept. 28, 2002 as the Crimson Tide
*Guillon was 5-for-7 for 71 yards and one TD         TD and one interception before leaving                  posted a 30-12 win.
in the 52-0 win.                                     the game with a shoulder injury.
                                                                                                             *In the win, Croyle completed 12 of 24 pass-
*He made his Crimson Tide debut against              *Avalos, the third-string quarterback,                  es for 285 yards and two touchdowns and was
Utah State on Sept. 3 and took three snaps           started the next week against Southern                  named the National Freshman of the
at the end of the game, handing the ball             Miss (Oct. 11) and led UA to a 17-3 win                 Week.
off all three times to freshman tailback             despite just 12 passing yards.
Aaron Johns.                                                                                                 *In the 2003 SEC road opener, then
                                                     *Prior to the 2003 season, the last time a              sophomore Spencer Pennington completed
                                                     third-team quarterback eventually started a game        nine of 20 passes for 109 yards in a 37-23 loss
                                                     for Alabama was Oct. 17, 1987 when Jeff Dunn led        at Georgia. He suffered a shoulder injury
                                                     the Crimson Tide to a 41-22 win over                    in the second half and missed the next
                                                     Tennessee at Legion Field.                              four games.

                                                     *Dunn replaced an ineffective Vince
                                                     Sutton after a 13-10 loss to Memphis State
                                                     the previous week (Oct. 10). Sutton had
                                                     become the starter when David Smith suf-
                                                     fered a season-ending injury at Vanderbilt
                                                     on Sept. 26, 1987.




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WINS AND LOSSES                                    *Alabama’s 27-17 win over Kentucky last
*Alabama has posted a 6-5 (.556) record            season was the narrowest margin of victo-
through 11 games this season.                      ry in the Shula era. Alabama also posted a            ALABAMA ALL-TIME RECORD
                                                   14-point win over Southern Miss (17-3)                 WHEN SCORING BETWEEN
*Here is a statistical breakdown of the            last season.
wins and losses this year.
                                                   ALABAMA WINS UNDER SHULA                            30-39 Points                   165-9-1
2004 ALABAMA STATS BREAKDOWN                       Date       Result                        Margin
                                                   8-30-03    Alabama 43, USF 17              +26
Category              Wins              Losses
                                                   9-13-03    Alabama 27, Kentucky 17         +10
                                                                                                       40-49 Points                   93-1
Points Scored         230                   49
                                                   10-11-03   Alabama 17, S. Miss 3           +14
Average               38.3                 9.8
Points Allowed         58                  111
                                                   11-7-03    Alabama 38, Miss. State 0       +38      50-59 Points                   47-0
Average                9.7                22.2
                                                   9- 4-04    Alabama 48, Utah State 17        +31
                                                   9-11-04    Alabama 28, Ole Miss 7           +28     60-69 Points                   18-0
Rushing Yards         258.2              130.2     9-18-04    Alabama 52, W. Carolina 0        +52
Passing Yards         146.5              115.4     10-9-04    Alabama 45, Kentucky 17          +28
Total Offense         404.7              245.6                                                         70-79 Points                   3-0
                                                   10-16-04   Alabama 27, S. Miss 3            +24
                                                   11-6-04    Alabama 30, Miss. State 14       +16
Rushing Defense        95.0              148.6                                                         80+ Points                     6-0
Passing Defense       111.2              123.0     BAMA LOSSES BY DOUBLE DIGITS
Total Defense         206.2              271.6     *While the Crimson Tide’s 10 victories in
                                                   the Mike Shula era have been blowouts,
Turnovers               7                   11     the 14 losses have all averaged just over 10       SECOND QUARTER SUCCESS
 Fumbles                4                    3     points per game.                                   *The second quarter has been the most
 Interceptions          3                    8                                                        productive quarter for the Crimson Tide
                                                   *Alabama’s average margin of defeat in the         this season.
Penalties Per Game      6.5                5.4     Shula era is 10.9 points per game.
 Average Yards         58.3               45.8                                                        *Alabama has scored 90 points in the second
Punting (No-Yds)     25-1062          28-1145      *The 14 losses in the Shula era have been          quarter and averages just over eight points
Punting Avg            42.5               39.1     by a combined 153 points.                          per game during the second quarter.
Net Punting            40.3               37.8
Time of Possession    35:18             29:58      *The Crimson Tide’s five losses this season        *Alabama has scored points during the second
Third Down Conv.      34/79             17/71      have been by a combined combined 62 points.        quarter in all 11 games this season and 12
 Percentage            .430               .239                                                        straight games dating back to last season.
Fourth Down Conv.       2/4                2/6     *The average margin of defeat this season
 Percentage            .500               .333     is 12.4 points per game.                           *The Crimson Tide scored 17 second-quarter
Sacks By             12 (-75)          8 (-60)                                                        points in the win over Miss. State on Nov.
                                                   *Alabama’s nine losses last season were by         6, the most this season by Alabama.
TIDE WIN USUALLY MEANS BLOWOUT                     a combined 91 points.
*Alabama has compiled an 10-14 (.435)                                                                 *Alabama also scored 17 second quarter
record in the 24 games under head coach            *The average margin of defeat last season          points and racked up a season-high 196
Mike Shula.                                        was 10.1 points per game.                          total yards in its win over Western
                                                                                                      Carolina on Sept. 18.
*Alabama’s average margin of victory in            *In 12 of the 14 losses, Alabama has allowed
the Shula era is 26 points per game.               more than 20 points.
*The 10 wins in the Shula era have been            *The Crimson Tide has allowed 30 or more
by a combined 260 points.                          points in five of the 14 losses under Shula.

*The Crimson Tide has six wins this sea-           ALABAMA LOSSES UNDER SHULA
son by a combined 170 points.                      Date       Result                         Margin
                                                   9- 6-03    Oklahoma 20, Alabama 10           -10
*The average margin of victory this season         9-20-03    N Illinois 19, Alabama 16          -3
is 28.3 points per game.                           9-27-03    Arkansas 34, Alabama 31 (2ot)      -3
                                                   10- 4-03   Georgia 37, Alabama 23            -14
*Alabama’s four wins last season were by a         10-18-03   Ole Miss 43, Alabama 28           -15
combined 88 points.                                10-25-03   Tennessee 51, Alabama 43 (5ot)     -8
                                                   11-15-03   LSU 27, Alabama 3                 -24
*The average margin of victory last season         11-22-03   Auburn 28, Alabama 23              -5
                                                   11-29-03   Hawai’i 38, Alabama 29             -9
was 22 points per game.
                                                   9-25-04    Arkansas 27, Alabama 10          -17
*In the 10 wins in the Shula era, Alabama          10-2-04    S Carolina 20, Alabama 3         -17
has scored 40 or more points four times, includ-
                                                   10-23-04   Tennessee 17, Alabama 13          -4
ing three wins this season.                        11-13-04   LSU 26, Alabama 10               -16
                                                   11-20-04   Auburn 21, Alabama 13             -8



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BAMA SECOND IN SEC IN RUSHING
*The Alabama Crimson Tide enters the                  ALABAMA OFFENSIVE NOTEBOOK
2004 Music City Bowl with the second-best
rushing offense in the SEC this season.               Alabama has lost four starters to season-ending injuries this year, including Brodie
                                                      Croyle, Ray Hudson, Tim Castille and David Cavan ... Alabama is 5-2 (.714) when scoring
*The Crimson Tide averaged 200 yards per              first ... Under Shula, Bama is 8-6 (.571) when scoring first ... Alabama is 1-3 (.250) when
game on the ground in 11 regular season
                                                      the opponent scores first ... Under Shula, UA is 2-8 (.200) when the opponent scores first
                                                      ... Alabama snapped an eight-game losing streak against Miss. State (Nov. 6) when the
games this year.
                                                      opposition scores first in a game ... Alabama is 4-1 when committing one turnover or less
                                                      ... The Tide is 2-4 with two or more turnovers ... Alabama is 4-3 (.571) when the opposi-
*LSU leads the SEC with 200.7 rushing                 tion has two or more turnovers ... UA is 2-2 when the opposition has one turnover or less
yards per game and has just eight more yards          ... Alabama is 6-0 when scoring more than one TD ... The Crimson Tide is 0-5 when
than Alabama for the season.                          scoring one or fewer TDs ... Alabama has committed at least one turnover in nine of 11
                                                      games, including the last five games ... Bama has nine TOs its last five games ... The
*Alabama ran the ball 481 times for 2,200 yards       Crimson Tide offense ranks second in the SEC in rushing (200.0) ... Alabama leads the
and 20 TDs. UA averaged 4.6 yards per                 SEC in time of possession (32:52) ... The Crimson Tide also has the SEC’s best “red zone”
rushing attempt in 2004.                              offense, scoring on 37 of 43 (.860) chances ... UA’s 43 “red zone” chances have resulted in
                                                      203 points ... Bama has scored on 22 of its last 25 trips into the “red zone”, including 13
*The 481 rushing attempts accounted for               TDs ... The Crimson Tide had scored on 19 consecutive “red zone” trips before the con-
68.1 percent of the total offensive snaps this sea-   troversial interception at LSU (Nov. 13) ... Alabama has rushed for 220 or more yards in
son.                                                  seven of its 11 games ... Alabama has had 39 or more rushing attempts in nine of 11
                                                      games ... Bama ranks second in the SEC with 20 rushing TDs ... UA has at least one rush-
*The 2,200 rushing yards accounted for                ing TD in nine of 11 games (South Carolina and Auburn) this season ... Bama had a sea-
60.1 percent of the total offense this year.          son-high 63 rushing attempts for 304 yards in the win at Kentucky, the first 300-yard
                                                      rushing game in the Shula era ... Kenneth Darby has the third and fourth highest rushing
*Alabama led the league in rushing offense            total in the league, including 200 yards against Miss. State (3rd) and 197 against Southern
for seven weeks, including six straight               Miss (4th) ... Darby also has the top two rushing attempts in the SEC, including 36 vs.
weeks from Oct. 3 through Nov. 21st.                  Miss. State (Nov 6) and 35 at LSU (Nov. 13) ... UA’s five rush TDs at Kentucky tie for the
                                                      most in the league in 2004 ... Alabama has had more time of possession than its oppo-
                                                      nents in nine of 11 games (South Carolina and Auburn) ... UA has held the ball for 10+
*Following the regular-season finale with             minutes in 11 of 44 quarters ... Alabama held the ball for 41:05 in its win at UK on Oct.
Auburn, the Crimson Tide slipped to sec-              9th ... The last time Alabama held the ball for more than 40 minutes was the 1999 SEC
ond in the league in rushing behind LSU.              Championship game against Florida (40:11 TOP) ...Alabama’s 46 scoring drives have
                                                      averaged 6.4 plays, 48.8 yards and 2:58 possession time ... Bama has 18 scoring drives
*The last two games, Alabama managed                  under two minutes ... UA leads the SEC with 11 scoring drives over five minutes ...
only 132 rushing yards against two of the             Alabama is last in the SEC and 112th nationally in passing yards (132.5) per game ... The
nation’s better run defenses.                         Crimson Tide has thrown at least one interception in seven of its last eight games, includ-
                                                      ing six in a row ... UA did not have an interception in its first three games ... In fact,
*On Nov. 13, Alabama had 82 rushing                   Alabama opened the season with 77 pass attempts without an interception ... Since then,
yards in a loss at No. 15 LSU and on Nov.             UA has thrown 11 interceptions in its last 148 attempts ... The starting offensive line has
20, Alabama was held to a season low 50               played 3,350 snaps ... Senior Evan Mathis has logged 2,829 career snaps, while senior
yards in a loss to No. 2 Auburn.                      Wesley Britt has 2,811 snaps ... The Crimson Tide allowed the fewest sacks (13) in the
                                                      SEC ... UA did not allow a sack in five (Ole Miss, Arkansas, Kentucky, Miss. State and
*Prior to the last two weeks of the regular           Auburn) of its 11 games ... Bama quarterbacks Brodie Croyle (7-9), Spencer Pennington
season, Alabama’s previous season low was             (3-4) and Marc Guillon (0-2) are a combined 10-15 (.400) in their 25 career starts for the
105 yards in a loss at Tennessee.                     Tide ... Bama has scored in the second quarter in all 11 games this season and 12 straight
                                                      games dating back to the 2003 season ... UA has outscored the opposition 90-36 in the
*Alabama’s best rushing attack of the sea-            second quarter ... UA also has the SEC’s best fourth-quarter scoring margin at +40
son came at Kentucky on Oct. 9 as the                 points, outscoring its opponents 83-43 in the final stanza ... Sophomore receiver Tyrone
                                                      Prothro eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in career all-purpose yards in the Auburn game ...
Tide ran a season-high 63 times for 304
                                                      Prothro is the only UA player with a least one reception in all 11 games ... Overall,
yards in a 45-17 win.                                 Prothro has at least one catch in 17 of his 20 career games, including 17 in a row ... UA has
                                                      scored at least 40 points in three games in a season for the first time since 1993 ... The
*The 63 rushing attempts and 304 rushing              last time UA scored 40 or more points four times in a season was 1991 ... UA’s 45 points
yards were the most in the Shula era.                 at Kentucky (Oct. 9) are the most in an SEC game since a 45-7 win over Ole Miss in 2000
                                                      ... The 45 points are also the most in an SEC road game since a 48-17 win over Vanderbilt
*The last time Alabama rushed for 300 yards in a      in 1991 ... UA’s 99-yard scoring drive against Kentucky (14-99-7:30) is tied with Auburn
game was Sept. 21, 2002 when the Crimson              (vs. La. Tech and Ole Miss) for the longest in the SEC this season ... The Crimson Tide
Tide had 64 carries for 351 yards in a 20-7           also logged a 98-yard scoring drive against Ole Miss (10 plays, 5:24 TOP) earlier this year
win over Southern Miss.                               ... Alabama had two scoring drives of 85 yards or more in the Ole Miss game ... Bama has
                                                      eight scoring drives of 80+ yards ... UA has 26 plays of 25 or more yards and 14 plays of
*The Crimson Tide has maintained its                  40 or more yards ... Bama has scored 83 points off turnovers, including 45 points in the
lofty ranking despite losing its starting             last six games ... Alabama has played two turnover-free games (Utah State and Kentucky)
tailback (Ray Hudson) and fullback (Tim               ... The last time Alabama did not commit a turnover in an SEC game was Nov. 9, 2002
Castille) to season-ending knee injuries.             against Miss. State ... The last time UA did not have a turnover in an SEC road game was
                                                      Nov. 2, 2002 at Vanderbilt ... Alabama threw a season-high four interceptions in its loss to
                                                      South Carolina (Oct. 2) ...




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*In six games, Hudson had 92 rushing attempts       *McClain suffered a high ankle sprain in           *Bobby Humphrey ran for an Alabama
for 638 yards and four touchdowns. Hudson           the latter stages of the LSU game on Nov.          record 1,471 yards as a sophomore in
was the SEC’s second-leading rusher at the          13 and was basically a non-factor in the           1986.
time of his injury.                                 loss to Auburn due to the injury.
                                                                                                       *In his brief Alabama career, Darby has 252
*The Crimson Tide also lost its starting            *Smith has played in 11 games, mainly on           rushing attempts for 1,246 yards and eight touch-
fullback in the fourth quarter of the               special teams, and has four rushing                downs in 21 career games.
Tennessee game on Oct. 23.                          attempts for 12 yards.
                                                                                                       *He is averaging 59.3 yards per game and 4.9
*Prior to the season-ending injury, sopho-          *Smith had a five-yard run in the loss to          yards per carry in his two-year career.
more fullback Tim Castille (Birmingham) had         Auburn, the only carry in the game by a
62 rushing attempts for 247 yards and six           fullback.                                          *He was the workhorse out of the Tide
TDs.                                                                                                   backfield against Miss. State and LSU with
                                                    ALABAMA RUSHING TOTALS WEEK-BY-WEEK                71 rushing attempts for 309 yards and two TDs.
*Castille did not have a negative rushing attempt   Opp           Rush Yds    Average      SEC Rank
in eight games.                                     Utah St.      255         255.0             3rd    *Against Miss. State and LSU, Darby
                                                    Ole Miss      221         238.0             3rd    accounted for 71 of the Crimson Tide’s 90
*Hudson and Castille combined for 897 rush-         W Carolina    247         241.0              1st   rushing attempts (78.9 percent) and 309
                                                    Arkansas      271         248.5             2nd
ing yards and 10 TDs.                                                                                  and 342 rushing yards (90.4 percent).
                                                    S Carolina    143         227.4              1st
                                                    Kentucky      304         240.6              1st
*Sophomore Kenneth Darby (Huntsville) and                                                              *He averaged 35.5 rushing attempts and 154.5
                                                    USM           262         243.3              1st
true freshman Aaron Johns (Thomasville) have        Tennessee     105         226.0              1st
                                                                                                       yards in those two games.
picked up the rushing load for the remain-          Miss. State   260         229.8              1st
der of the season at tailback.                      LSU           82          215.0              1st   *Darby had 35 carries for 109 yards and
                                                    Auburn        50          200.0             2nd    one TD in the loss at LSU on Nov. 13.
*Darby is the second-leading rusher in the SEC
with a 96.5 yards per game.                         KENNETH DARBY CRACKS 1,000 YARDS                   *The 35 rushing attempts at LSU tied
                                                    *Sophomore tailback Kenneth Darby                  Bobby Humphrey (35 vs. LSU, 1987) for
*In 11 games, he has rushed the ball 218            (Huntsville) became the 11th player in             eighth place on the single-game rushing
times for 1,061 yards and eight touchdowns.         Alabama history to rush for 1,000 yards in         chart.
                                                    a single-season.
*Darby (8), Castille (6) and Hudson (4)                                                                *He had his best game of his career where
have scored 18 of the Crimson Tide’s 20 rushing     *Darby ran the ball 35 times for 109 yards         he ran 36 times for 200 yards and one
TDs.                                                and one TD in the loss at LSU on Nov. 13.          touchdown in a 30-14 win over Miss. State
                                                    He broke the 1,000-yard barrier with a             on Nov 6.
*Twice this season, Darby has missed the            two-yard run in the third quarter.
100-yard mark by just one yard, rushing                                                                *He became the 12th player in Alabama history
for 99 yards at Kentucky (Oct. 9) and               *Through 11 games, Darby has 218 rush-             to rush for 200 yards in a single game.
Tennessee (Oct. 23).                                ing attempts for 1,061 yards and eight
                                                    touchdowns.                                        *In addition, the 36 rushing attempts tied
*Johns has played in only seven games, but                                                             Shaun Alexander (36 vs. Ole Miss, 1999 and vs.
got some valuable experience at Kentucky            *The Huntsville native played with two             Southern Miss, 1998) for the fifth-best mark in
on Oct. 9, when he had a season-high 12 car-        injuries (ankle/stomach muscle) in the regular-    school history.
ries for 30 yards in the fourth quarter.            season finale against Auburn and managed
                                                    only 19 yards in 14 rushing attempts at            *Darby is the only player in Alabama history to
*For the season, Johns has 47 rushing               less than half speed.                              rush for 200 yards in a single-game at
attempts for 185 yards, including 11 carries                                                           Bryant-Denny Stadium.
for a season-high 86 yards in the win over          *Darby gives Alabama a 1,000-yard rusher for
Western Carolina (Sept. 18).                        the second consecutive year.                       *In his first career start against Southern
                                                                                                       Miss (Oct. 16), Darby ran the ball 29 times
*Sophomore Le’Ron McClain (Tuscaloosa) and          *In 2003, tailback Shaud Williams ran for          for 197 yards and one touchdown.
seldom-used junior Josh Smith (Mountain             1,367 yards, the third-best total in school
Brook) will pick up the load for Castille at        history.                                           *The 197 rushing yards are the most in a
fullback.                                                                                              game by an Alabama player making his
                                                    *The last time Alabama had a 1,000-yard rusher     first career start.
*McClain has 11 rushing attempts for 59             in back-to-back seasons was 1998 and 1999
yards and one TD. An excellent lead                 when Shaun Alexander did it as a junior
blocker, he is averaging 5.4 yards per carry.       (1,178) and a senior (1,383).
*McClain also has six catches for 46 yards,         *Darby is also the second sophomore in school
with two touchdowns.                                history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single-
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200-YARD RUSHERS (Single-Game)                       1,000-YARD RUSHERS (Continued)                      *He scored his first collegiate touchdown
Yards   Player                    Opponent (Year)    Rk      Player, Years                    Yards      on a 29-yard run to give Alabama a 17-7
291     Shaun Alexander              at LSU (1996)   36.     Tyler Watts (1999-02)            1,128      lead with 5:47 left in the second quarter.
284     Bobby Humphrey       at Miss. State (1986)   37.     Steve Whitman (1977-79)          1,126
233     Bobby Marlow                 Auburn (1951)   38.     Pat Trammell (1959-61)           1,119      *In the process, Darby became the first run-
221     Johnny Musso                 Auburn (1970)           Curtis Alexander (1993-97)       1,119      ning back from the state of Alabama to rush for
220     Bobby Humphrey       at Penn State (1987)    40..    Gene Jelks (1985-86)             1,097      100 yards for the Crimson Tide since Tuscaloosa
217     Bobby Humphrey        at Tennessee (1986)    41.     Mike Fracchia (1960-63)          1,084      native Dennis Riddle ran for 131 yards in a
216     Harry Gilmer           at Kentucky (1945)    42.     Steve Bisceglia (1971-72)        1,075      24-23 win over Auburn on Nov. 23, 1996
214     Shaun Alexander         at Ole Miss (1999)
                                                     43.     Martin Houston (1989-92)         1,042      (a span of 86 games).
211     Siran Stacy                  at LSU (1989)
                                                     44.     Bobby Luna (1951-54)             1,037
206     Shaun Alexander      vs. Vanderbilt (1998)
204     Bobby Humphrey           vs. Auburn (1986)
                                                     45.     Randy Billingsley (1872-74)      1,026      *Another Alabama native, Tyler Watts
                                                     46.     Kevin Turner (1988-91)           1,020      (Pelham) had three consecutive 100-yard rushing
200     Kenneth Darby      vs. Miss. State (2004)
                                                                                                         games against South Carolina, UTEP and
1,000-YARD RUSHERS (Single-Season)                   DARBY BY THE NUMBERS                                Ole Miss during the 2001 season, but
Yards        Player (Atts)                  Year     *Here are some facts and figures about              Watts was the Tide’s starting quarterback.
1,471        Bobby Humphrey (236)           1986     Alabama’s sophomore tailback Kenneth
1,383        Shaun Alexander (302)          1999     Darby (Huntsville).                                 *Hudson and Darby became the first
1,367        Shaud Williams (280)           2003                                                         Alabama duo to rush for 100 yards in the same
1,341        Sherman Williams (291)         1994     *Ranks second in the SEC with 96.5 yards per        game since Shaud Williams (131) and
1,255        Bobby Humphrey (238)           1987     game.                                               Santonio Beard (109) combined for 240
1,178        Shaun Alexander (258)          1998                                                         rushing yards in a 31-0 win at LSU on
1,137        Johnny Musso (226)             1970     *Averages 86.2 yards per game in SEC play.          Nov. 16, 2002.
1,088        Johnny Musso (191)             1971
1,079        Dennis Riddle (242)            1996     *Averages 100.4 yards per game at Bryant-           *Hudson and Darby are the first duo to run
1,079        Siran Stacy (216)              1989     Denny Stadium this season.                          for 100 yards in a season opener at Alabama.
1,061        Kenneth Darby (218)            2004
                                                     *In his last six games, Darby has rushed            *The duo narrowly missed the 100-yard mark at
1,000-YARD RUSHERS (Career)                          for 713 yards, which accounts for 67.2 percent of   Kentucky on Oct. 9. Darby ran 20 times for
Rk      Player, Years                      Yards     his season total (1,061 yds).                       99 yards and two touchdowns, while
 1.     Shaun Alexander (1996-99)          3,565                                                         Hudson added 18 carries for 99 yards and
 2.     Bobby Humphrey (1985-88)           3,420     *In UA’s six wins, Darby averaged 126 yards         one TD in the 45-17 win.
 3.     Johnny Musso (1969-71)             2,741     per game and scored seven TDs.
 4.     Dennis Riddle (1994-97)            2,645                                                         BAMA BACKS WITH 100 YDS IN SAME GAME
 5.     Bobby Marlow (1950-52)             2,604     *In UA’s five losses, Darby averaged 61             Year   Players (Opponent and Site)
 6.     Johnny Davis (1974-77)             2,519     yards per game and scored one TD.                   2004   Ray Hudson (111), Kenneth Darby (111)
 7.     Sherman Williams (1991-94)         2,486                                                                vs. Utah State (Sept. 4) (Tuscaloosa)
 8.     Shaud Williams (2002-03)           2,288     *In four games against ranked teams this sea-       2002   Shaud Williams (131), Santonio Beard (109)
 9.     Ricky Moore (1981-84)              2,270     son, Darby is averaging 106 yards per                      at LSU (Nov. 16, 2002)
10.     Siran Stacy (1989-91)              2,105                                                         2001   Santonio Beard (199), Ahmaad Galloway (127)
                                                     game against Southern Miss (29-197-1),
11.     Harry Gilmer (1944-47)             2,025                                                                at Auburn (Nov. 17, 2001)
                                                     Tennessee (25-99-0), LSU (35-109-1) and
12.     Corky Tharp (1951-54)              2,008                                                         1996   Shaun Alexander (106), Dennis Riddle (103)
                                                     Auburn (14-19).                                            at Miss. State (Oct. 15, 1996)
13.     Tony Nathan (1975-78)              1,997
                                                                                                         1992   Chris Anderson (120), Derrick Lassic (100)
14.     Ahmaad Galloway (1999-2002)        1,830
                                                                                                                vs. South Carolina (Oct. 3, 1992) (Tuscaloosa)
15.     Lowell Tew (1944-47)               1,829     UA BACKS CRACK 100-YARD BARRIER                     1991   Kevin Turner (143), Siran Stacy (102)
16.     Major Ogilvie (1977-80)            1,718     *Senior Ray Hudson (Bonifay, Fla.) and sopho-              at LSU (Oct. 9, 1991)
17.     Derrick Lassic (1989-92)           1,696     more Kenneth Darby (Huntsville) each ran for        1983   Kerry Goode (142), Ricky Moore (109)
18.     RAY HUDSON (2001-04)               1,639     100 yards in the 2004 season opener                        vs. Auburn (Dec. 3, 1983) (Birmingham)
19.     Calvin Culliver (1973-76)          1,568     against Utah State.                                 1980   Linnie Patrick (111), Billy Jackson (108)
20.     Wilbur Jackson (1971-73)           1,529                                                                at Ole Miss (Sept. 20, 1980) (Jackson)
21.     Dixie Howell (1933-34)             1,508     *Hudson ran 16 times for 111 yards and one TD       1977   Johnny Davis (104), Jeff Rutledge (102)
22.     Linnie Patrick, 1980-83            1,480     in the Crimson Tide’s 48-17 win.                           vs. Auburn (Nov. 26, 1977)
23.     Steve Bowman (1963-65)             1,452                                                         1973   James Taylor (142), Wilbur Jackson (138)
24.     Santonio Beard (2000-03)           1,444     *It was the first 100-yard rushing game in his             Calvin Culliver (127) and Richard Todd (102)
25.     Walter Lewis (1980-83)             1,433     four-year career with the Crimson Tide.                    vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 27, 1973) (Tuscaloosa)
26.     Billy Jackson (1978-80)            1,408                                                         1951   Bobby Marlow (223), Bimbo Melton (109)
27.     Murry Hill (1985-89)               1,398     *Hudson’s seven-yard touchdown run                         vs. Auburn (Dec. 2, 1951) (Birmingham)
28.     Steadman Shealy (1977-79)          1,395     with just over four minutes left in the
29.     Kerry Goode (1983-87)              1,350     game was his first TD for Alabama since
30.     Paul Ott Carruth (1981-82-84)      1,336     the 2003 Tennessee game.
31.     Chris Anderson (1990-93)           1,278
32.     Richard Todd (1973-75)             1,254     *Darby eclipsed the 100-yard mark with
33.     KENNETH DARBY (2003-04)            1,246     11 carries for 111 yards and one TD in the win
34.     Tom Calvin (1948-50)               1,206     over the Aggies.
35.     Willie Shelby (1973-75)            1,127




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BAMA DEFENSE LEADS SEC
*The Alabama defense has shown marked              ALABAMA DEFENSIVE NOTEBOOK
improvement this season.
                                                   Alabama has forced an SEC-best 68 three-and-outs ... Alabama has allowed the second fewest first downs (143)
*Alabama leads the NCAA in pass defense            in the SEC (LSU has allowed the fewest, 142) ... Bama leads the SEC in opponents third down conversions (39-
and ranks second in total defense and pass         for-143, 27.3 percent) ...Bama leads the nation in passing defense (1116.5) and ranks second in the nation in
efficiency defense.                                total defense and pass efficiency defense ... Bama also ranks 10th nationally in scoring defense ... Alabama is fifth
                                                   in the SEC with 25 sacks (-166)... Bama has at least one sack in nine of its 11 games this year ... Alabama has
*Through 11 games, Alabama has allowed             recorded 10 sacks in the last three games against Miss. State (5-31), LSU (4-30) and Auburn (1-5) ... For the sea-
an NCAA-best 116.5 passing yards per game.         son, Alabama has 88 TFLs (-283), including one in all 11 games ... The Crimson Tide had 31 combined TFLs (-101
                                                   yards) in the last three games, including 11 vs. Miss. State (-41), 10 vs. LSU (-37) and 10 vs. Auburn (-23) ... The
*Utah State (205) and Auburn (224) are             Crimson Tide held nine of its 11 opponents to less than 200 passing yards ... Utah State (205) and Auburn (224)
the only two teams to pass for 200 or more         are the only two teams to throw for 200 or more yards against Bama ... The Crimson Tide held Southern Miss to
yards against the Crimson Tide.                    just 23 total passing yards in its 27-3 win on Oct. 16th ... It was the fewest passing yards allowed by Alabama
                                                   since limiting Southern Miss to 21 passing yards in 2001 ...Alabama has held five opponent to less than 200 yards
*Alabama held nine straight opponents              in total offense ... The Crimson Tide has allowed the second-fewest TDs (21) in the SEC ... Bama has also allowed
under 200 passing yards.                           the fewest passing TDs (9) in the SEC ... Alabama has held six opponents under 100 yards rushing ... Alabama
                                                   defense held Kentucky to 29 total yards (19 snaps) in the final 27:17 of the game in Lexington ... During that
*In addition, Alabama held three teams to          time, Alabama also forced three turnovers and blocked one punt ... Alabama has forced at least one turnover in
less than 100 passing yards and held eight         all 11 games this season and 16 straight games, dating back to last season ... The last time Alabama did not force
teams under 125 yards.                             a turnover came in a 43-28 loss at Ole Miss on Oct. 18, 2003 ... The Crimson Tide has forced at least one
                                                   turnover in 20 of the 24 games under Shula ... UA has forced 23 turnovers ... Bama has scored on 13 of those 23
*Bama limited then-No. 24 Southern Miss to just    turnovers, resulting in 83 points, including a 31-yard interception return by Simeon Castille in the season opener
23 passing yards in a 27-3 loss on Oct. 16.        against Utah State ... The Tide ranks second in opponents points off turnovers (24) to Auburn’s league-leading 20
                                                   points by opponents ... Bama’s defense has allowed only 14 points following 16 UA turnovers ... Opponent’s
*Through 11 games, Alabama has allowed             defenses have scored 14 points off two UA fumbles (Tennessee and LSU) ... Castille has one of 10 interception
just 235.9 total yards per game.                   returns in the SEC ... Alabama has the second-best “red zone” defense in the SEC as opponents have scored on
                                                   16 of 23 (.696) possessions ... Bama is third in the league in fewest “red zone” TDs (10) allowed ... Miss. State did
*The Crimson Tide held 10 of its 11 opponents      not have any trips into the “red zone” ... UA has allowed only 17 “red zone” points (3-for-5) in its six wins ... UA
to less than 300 total yards. Arkansas (333)       has allowed 67 “red zone” points (12-for-18) in its five losses ... Senior linebacker Cornelius Wortham leads
was the only opponent to crack the 300-            Alabama with 86 tackles ... Wortham is fourth in the SEC with 7.8 tackles per game ... Junior linebacker DeMeco
mark against the Crimson Tide.                     Ryans is 23rd in the SEC wtih 5.9 tackles per game, while junior safety Roman Harper is 25th with 5.7 stops per
                                                   game ... Redshirt freshman Wallace Gilberry is fifth in the SEC with 6.5 sacks ... Gilberry has 3.5 sacks and seven
*In addition, Alabama held five of its 11          total TFLs (-26) in his last three games for Alabama ... He has at least one TFL in eight of 11 games, including six
opponents to less than 200 yards, including a      of his last seven games ... Senior DE Todd Bates has four sacks in eight SEC games this year ... Junior DE Mark
season-low 171 yards in a 27-3 win over            Anderson has one TFL in eight straight games .. . Freddie Roach has one TFL in five straight games... Bama has
then-No. 24 Southern Miss.                         allowed only 18 plays this season of 25 or more yards ... The UA defense has pitched a shutout in 22 of 44 quar-
                                                   ters this season ... In a three-game stretch with Ole Miss, Western Carolina and Arkansas, the Alabama defense
*The Crimson Tide also ranks 10th in               allowed only 14 points in 11 quarters ... Alabama is the only team in the SEC with at least one shutout in each of
scoring defense and 26th nationally in             the last three seasons ...
rushing defense.

*Last year at this time, Alabama had
allowed 3,755 yards or 341.1 yards per
game.

*The 2004 defense has trimmed more than 100
yards (105.5) per game off last year’s 11-game
total.

*Below is a statistical comparison of the         ALABAMA SEC RANKINGS COMPARISON
                                                  Category                 2004                  2003
2003 and 2004 Alabama defense through
                                                  Scoring Defense           2nd                   9th
11 games.
                                                  Rushing Defense           5th                   5th
                                                  Passing Defense           1st                  10th
ALABAMA DEFENSIVE COMPARISON
                                                  Total Defense             2nd                   5th
Category              2004               2003
                                                  Pass Eff. Defense         2nd                   8th
Points Allowed        148                  268
Scoring Defense       14.8                24.4
Rushing Defense      123.9              121.7
                                                  ALABAMA NCAA RANKINGS COMPARISON
                                                  Category                 2004                  2003
Passing Defense      105.8              219.6
                                                  Scoring Defense          10th                  56th
Total Defense        229.7              341.4
                                                  Rushing Defense          26th                  27th
Pass Eff. Defense    87.45              127.3
                                                  Passing Defense           1st                  62nd
Sacks By            24 (-161)        25 (-180)
                                                  Total Defense             2nd                  38th
                                                  Pass Eff. Defense         2nd                  68th




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BAMA DEFENSE IN TOP 10                             200-TACKLE CLUB                                    *After leading the nation in kickoff returns
*The Alabama defense ranks in the Top 10 in        *Three members of the Alabama defense              for much of the 2004 season, Alabama
four NCAA defensive statistical categories head-   have eclipsed the 200 career tackle mark.          struggled in that department at LSU on
ing into the 2004 Music City Bowl game                                                                Nov. 13 and fell to third in the nation in
with Minnesota.                                    *Senior linebacker Cornelius Wortham (Calhoun      the latest NCAA stats.
                                                   City, Miss.) leads the team with 251 career
NCAA PASSING DEFENSE LEADERS                       tackles.                                           *Alabama does remain atop the SEC charts with
Rk    School     Yards       Average                                                                  its 26.3 kickoff return average.
 1.    ALABAMA         1282             116.55     *He logged a season-high 15 tackles in the
 2.    NC State        1309             119.00     loss to Auburn on Nov. 20 and now ranks            *For the season, Alabama has 24 returns for
 3.    LSU             1599             145.36     eighth on the school’s all-time tackle             632 yards and one touchdown.
 4.    Missouri        1642             149.27     charts.
 5.    Virginia Tech   1797             149.75                                                        *At LSU, Alabama had five kickoff returns
 6.    Wisconsin       1743             158.45     *In SEC play, Wortham has logged 188               for just 29 yards.
 7.    Penn State      1785             162.27     career tackles, including 88 solo stops.
 8.    Miami (Fla)     1815             165.00                                                        *Sophomore Tyrone Prothro (Heflin) had the
 9.    Auburn          1956             163.00     *Junior free safety Roman Harper (Prattville) is   highlight of the night on special teams
10.    Maryland        1894             172.18     second on the team with 219 career tack-           with a 13-yard kickoff return.
                                                   les.
NCAA TOTAL DEFENSE LEADERS                                                                            *Junior Brandon Brooks (Birmingham) strug-
Rk    School     Yards                Average      *Harper is 15th on the all-time tackle             gled with his two returns for six yards,
 1.    NC State        2435             221.36     charts at UA.                                      including one bobbled kick.
 2.    ALABAMA         2595             235.91
 3.    LSU             2749             249.91     *Harper has 151 career tackles in SEC play,        *Redshirt freshman Matt Caddell (McCalla)
 4.    Virginia Tech   2995             272.27     including 96 solos.                                made his way into the rotation in the sec-
 5.    Auburn          3234             269.50                                                        ond half and despite a fumble managed a
 6.    Florida State   2977             270.64     *Junior linebacker DeMeco Ryans (Bessemer)         10-yard return.
 7.    Southern Cal    3259             271.58     is third with 218 career tackles.
 8.    Wisconsin       3035             275.91                                                        *The Crimson Tide showed improvement
 9.    Oklahoma        3362             280.17     *Ryans has logged 160 career tackles in            in its final regular season game with
10.    Iowa            3180             289.09     conference play, including 89 solos.               Auburn returning two kicks for a 20-yard
                                                                                                      average.
NCAA PASSING EFFICIENCY DEFENSE                    *Another member of the UA defense is on
Rk    School      Yards         Rating             the verge of the 200-tackle club as junior         *Bama’s kickoff return average is a marked
 1.    NC State        1309              91.77     linebacker Freddie Roach (Killen) enters the       improvement from last year.
 2.    ALABAMA         1282              94.96     Music City Bowl game with 197 career
 3.    Virginia Tech   1797              97.19     stops.                                             *Through 11 games in 2003, Alabama
 4.    Fresno State    1935              97.91                                                        ranked seventh in the SEC and 63rd
 5.    LSU             1599              98.50     *Roach has 122 career SEC tackles, with 65         nationally with a 22.5 yard average.
 6.    Oregon State    2135              99.07     solo stops.
 7.    Southern Cal    2355              99.28                                                        NCAA KICKOFF RETURN LEADERS
 8.    Wisconsin       1743              99.32     BAMA’S 200-TACKLE CLUB                             Rk School        No-Yds-TDs                Avg.
 9.    Penn State      1785              99.87     Player, Pos.                     Solo-Ast-Total     1.   Indiana          27-758-1            28.07
10.    Troy            2375             101.61     Cornelius Wortham, LB             123-128-251       2.   Utah             30-796-1            26.53
                                                   Roman Harper, FS                   142-77-219       3.   ALABAMA          24-632-1            26.33
NCAA SCORING DEFENSE LEADERS                       DeMeco Ryans, LB                   121-97-218       4.   Clemson          35-920-2            26.29
Rk    School     Points      Average               BAMA’S ALL-TIME TACKLE LEADERS
                                                                                                       5.   Virginia         32-835-1            29.06
 1.    Auburn          134                 11.2                                                        6.   Purdue           29-742-1            25.59
                                                   Rank         Total                Player (Years)
 2.    Southern Cal    150                 12.5     1.           327         Wayne Davis (1983-86)     7.   Boston College   33-833-1            25.24
 3.    Virginia Tech   151                 12.6     2.           324        Thomas Boyd (1979-82)      8.   Troy             33-813-0            24.64
 4.    California      147                 13.4     3.           315     Woodrow Lowe (1972-75)        9.   Stanford         38-936-1            24.63
 5.    Oklahoma        164                 13.7     4.           303     Marcus Spencer (1997-00)     10.   Auburn           11-268-0            24.36
 6.    Florida State   151                 13.7     5.           287   Cornelius Bennett (1983-86)
 7.    Wisconsin       161                 14.6     6.           284        Robbie Jones (1979-82)    *For the season, Prothro leads Alabama
 8.    Troy            166                 15.1     7.           280    Saleem Rasheed (1999-01)      with a 29.1 kickoff return average. He has 13
 9.    Penn State      168                 15.3     8.           251 Cornelius Wortham (2000-04)      returns for 378 yards and one TD.
10.    ALABAMA         169                 15.4     9.           247         Barry Krauss (1976-78)
                                                   10.           246    Bob Baumhower (1974-76)       *Prothro would lead the SEC by a substantial
                                                   11.           243      Tommy Wilcox (1979-82)      margin and would rank fifth nationally if he had
                                                   12.           241          Eddie Lowe (1980-82)    the NCAA required 1.2 returns per game.
                                                   13.           234            Jon Hand (1982-85)    He is one return shy of the minimum.
                                                   14.           226      Brooks Daniels (2000-02)
                                                   15.           219     Roman Harper (2002-04)

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*He was named the SEC Special Teams Player
of the Week after his school-record tying           ALABAMA SPECIAL TEAMS NOTEBOOK
100-yard kickoff return at Kentucky on
Oct. 9.                                             The Crimson Tide leads the SEC and ranks third in the NCAA in kickoff returns (26.3 avg) ...
                                                    Sophomore Tyrone Prothro (Heflin) would lead the SEC and rank third in the NCAA with his 29.1
*Prothro, who has the SEC’s lone kickoff            KO return average, but he does not have the minimum number of returns to qualify ... Prothro has
return for a touchdown this season, had two         13 returns in 11 games, missing the minimum by one return ... He was named SEC Special Teams
kick returns for 125 yards in the win over          Player of the Week against Kentucky (Oct. 9) ... He tied the Alabama record with a 100-yard kickoff
UK.                                                 return against Kentucky on Oct. 9th ... It was the seventh 100-yard kickoff return in school history
                                                    and first since 1988 ... He had two kickoff returns at Kentucky (125 yards) for a 62.5 yard average ...
*Brooks has 10 returns for 244 yards for a 24.4     Brandon Brooks (Birmingham) is averaging 24.4 yards per kickoff return this season, which would be
return average.                                     second in the SEC and 26th nationally if he had the NCAA required minimum (1.2 per game)
                                                    number of returns ... By contrast, Alabama is fifth in the SEC and 72nd in the NCAA with a 8.4 yard
*Brooks would rank second in the SEC and 23rd       punt return average ... Senior punter Bo Freelend (Eutaw, Ala.) was a semifinalist for the 2004 Ray
nationally if he had the NCAA minimum               Guy Award, presented annually to the nation’s top punter ... He averaged 47 yards on four kicks in
1.2 returns per game this season. He is             the win over Southern Miss (Oct. 16) ... Against Tennessee, he averaged 42.2 yards on a season-high
four kick returns shy of the minimum.               eight punts in the loss to the Vols ... Freelend has punted 24 times in the last four games for a 37.4
                                                    average ... Senior kicker Brian Bostick (Cullman) was a semifinalist for the 2004 Lou Groza Award,
*Prothro (378) and Brooks (244) have                presented annually to the nation’s top place kicker ... Bostick was also a First-Team All-SEC selection
nearly as many kickoff return yards (622)           by the Associated Press and the SEC head coaches this year ... Earlier this season, he was named SEC
in 11 games this season as the Alabama              Special Teams Player of the Week in the win over Miss. State (Nov. 6) ... Bostick connected on a
team had in 13 games (766 yards) last               career-high three FG attempts, including a season-high 47-yarder in the fourth quarter that gave UA
year.                                               a 23-14 lead ... He also made all three PAT attempts and finished the game with 12 points, one shy
                                                    of his career high ... In 11 games this season, Bostick has made 49 of 52 (.942) kicks for the Tide,
*In 13 games last year, Alabama had 34              including all 33 PAT attempts ... He is 16-for-19 (.842) in field goals and ranks second in the SEC in
kickoff returns for 766 yards (22.5 avg)            field goals per game (1.45), field goal percentage and scoring (7.4) ... In SEC play, Bostick has made
and one touchdown.                                  28 of 30 kicks this year, including all 16 PAT attempts and 9 of 11 FGs ... In non SEC action, he has
                                                    made 21 of 22 (.955) kicks, including all 17 PATs and 7 of 8 FGS ... Bostick has made 11 of his last
                                                    12 FG attempts, including eight in a row ... He has also made nine straight FGs in SEC play ...
PROTHRO GOES 100 YARDS                              Redshirt freshman Jamie Christensen (Norcross, Ga.) handles the kickoffs for the Tide ...
*Alabama sophomore kick returner Tyrone             Christensen has 22 touchbacks in 56 kickoffs this season ... He had four touchbacks in six kickoff
Prothro (Heflin) tied the school record with        attempts against Southern Miss (Oct. 16th) ... Freshman Marcel Stamps (Brantley) had a blocked
his 100-yard kickoff return at Kentucky on          punt return (29 yards) for a touchdown against Western Carolina ... Anthony Madison recorded his
Oct. 9.                                             first blocked punt of the season at Kentucky ... It was the second of his UA career ...

*Prothro’s kickoff return, which gave
Alabama a 38-17 lead in the fourth quar-
ter, is the seventh 100-yard kickoff return        RETURNS, RETURNS, RETURNS!                              *The 2003 season is believed to be the first
in Alabama history and the first since             *Alabama has had 10 returns for touchdowns              time in school history that Alabama has
1988.                                              in 24 games during the Shula era.                       had an interception return, fumble return,
                                                                                                           punt return, kickoff return and blocked
*Pierre Goode was the last UA player with          *The Crimson Tide has three touchdown                   field goal return for touchdowns in the
a 100-yard kickoff return as he took the           returns in 11 games.                                    same season.
second half kickoff the distance in a loss to
Ole Miss on Oct. 8, 1988 in Tuscaloosa.            *In the season opener, true freshman                    *In 1990 and 1999, Alabama scored on a
                                                   Simeon Castille posted a 31-yard interception           punt return, kickoff return and intercep-
*The last kickoff return by an Alabama             return in the third quarter of the season               tion return, but did not have the fumble
player was Brandon Brooks’ 96-yard                 opener with Utah State.                                 return for a touchdown.
return to open the second half last year at
Auburn.                                            *Another true freshman Marcel Stamps                    ALABAMA’S TD RETURNS (2003-04)
                                                   blocked a punt and was credited with a 29-              Player, Return (Opponent)
ALABAMA’S 100-YARD KICKOFF RETURNS                 yard punt return for a touchdown in the                 Charlie Peprah 59-yard interception return (USF)
Player                          Opponent, Year     win over Western Carolina.                              Shaud Williams 73-yard punt return (USF)
Tyrone Prothro                at Kentucky, 2004                                                            Charles Jones 33-yard punt return (Georgia)
Pierre Goode                     Ole Miss, 1988    *Sophomore Tyrone Prothro tied the Alabama              Juwan Garth 10-yard fumble return (Georgia)
Willie Shelby                 at Kentucky, 1973    record with a 100-yard kickoff return at                Chris James 44-yard punt return (Ole Miss)
George Ranger                     Auburn, 1969     Kentucky on Oct. 9. It was the seventh                  Brandon Brooks 96-yard kickoff return (Auburn)
Ray Ogden                         Auburn, 1964     100-yard kickoff return in school history               Roman Harper 73-yard blocked FG return (Hawai’i)
Gary Martin                 at Miami, Fla., 1963   and first since 1988.                                   Simeon Castille 31-yard interception return (Utah St.)
Jim Burkett                     Duquesne, 1949
                                                                                                           Marcel Stamps 14-yard blocked punt return (WCU)
                                                   *Alabama scored on five different returns last          Tyrone Prothro 100-yard kickoff return (Kentucky)
                                                   season, accounting for seven total touch-
                                                   down returns.




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CHRIS JAMES’ BLOCK PARTY                             *When the elder Castille crossed the goal-          OH BROTHER
Alabama special teams stalwart Chris James           line it sent Alabama football historians            *For just the second time in school histo-
(Albany, Ga.) hosted his own block party in          and researchers scurrying to find the last          ry, Alabama has a trio of brothers who
2003 for the Crimson Tide.                           time, if ever, two brothers had scored in           have played in the same game.
                                                     the same game.
*James set the single-season Alabama record                                                              *The Britt brothers (Wesley, Taylor and Justin)
with four blocked kicks last year, including         *After some exhaustive research, the                form the first trio of brothers to play foot-
three punts and one field goal attempt.              Castille’s are the first set of brothers to score   ball on the same team at Alabama since
                                                     touchdowns in the modern era (since 1933) of        the VandeGraaff (Adrian, Hargrove and W.T.)
*He is the only player in Alabama history to         Alabama football, but not the first set of          brothers all played together in 1912.
block three punts in the same season.                brothers to accomplish the feat in the
                                                     Crimson Tide’s long and storied football            *All three of the Britt brothers saw action
*James 44-yard blocked punt return at Ole            history.                                            in the win over Utah State in the 2004 sea-
Miss makes him the 10th player in Alabama                                                                son opener. Senior left tackle Wesley Britt
history to score off a blocked kick.                 *The feat has now actually happened six times.      started and played 64 snaps on the offen-
                                                     Adrian and Hargrove “Hog” VandeGraaff were the      sive line. Junior left guard Taylor Britt
JAMES BLOCKED KICKS (2003)                           first brothers to score a touchdown in the same     played three snaps on the offensive line.
Date    Opponent                          Blk Kick   game accomplishing the feat in the                  True freshman defensive tackle Justin Britt
 9- 6   Oklahoma                              Punt   Crimson Tide’s 47-5 win over                        made his Alabama debut against the
10-11   Southern Miss                         Punt   Birmingham College on Oct. 7, 1911.                 Aggies and played 17 snaps on the defen-
10-18   at Ole Miss                           Punt   Adrian scored four TDs and Hargrove                 sive line.
11-29   at Hawai’i                              FG   added one TD in the win.
                                                                                                         *The VandeGraff brothers made their playing
MOST BLOCKED KICKS (Season)                          *The duo did it again in the Crimson                debut together on Sept. 28, 1912 in the
Blks    Player (Kicks)                       Year    Tide’s 22-0 win over Tulane on Nov. 11,             Crimson Tide’s 52-0 win over Marion
4       Chris James (3 punts)                2003    1911, scoring one TD each in the win.               Institute. Adrian (senior), Hargrove
3       Tommy Johnson (PAT, 2 punts)         1994
                                                                                                         (junior) and W.T. “Bully” (freshman) all
3       Antonio London (3 FGs)               1991    *Adrian and Hargrove combined for three             saw action in the win, with Adrian and
3       Leroy Cook (3 FGs)                   1974    TDs in the Crimson Tide’s 52-0 win over             Hargrove scoring one touchdown each in
3       Mike Washington (3 FGs)              1973    Marion on Sept. 28, 1912 as “Hog” scored            the win.
NCAA CURRENT BLOCKED KICK LEADERS
                                                     two and Adrian added one score.
Rank    Player, School                       Blks
                                                                                                         *In addition, the Goode brothers (Kerry,
1.      James King, Central Michigan           10    *Hargrove “Hog” and his younger brother W. T.       Pierre and Clyde) played on the same
2.      B.J. Ward, Florida State                7    “Bully” VandeGraff scored one TD each in the        team in 1987, but never played in the same
3.      Rob Schroeder, Buffalo                  6    Crimson Tide’s 81-0 win over                        game. Kerry and Pierre saw action for the
4.      CHRIS JAMES, ALABAMA                    4    Birmingham College on Oct. 4, 1913.                 Crimson Tide that year, but Clyde never
        Sean Jones, Georgia                     4                                                        got in a game during the 1987 season.
         Steve Gregory, Syracuse                4    *Bully VandeGraaff became the Crimson Tide’s
        Derrick Strong, Illinois                4    first All-American in 1915, earning First-Team
7.      Jonas Seawright, North Carolina         3    honors from the Walter Camp
        Cody Boyd, Washington State             3    Foundation.
         Shaun Cody, USC                        3
                                                     *Two more brothers added their names to
*The all-time NCAA record is 19 blocked kicks by     list in 1914 as Bill and Griff Harsh combined
New Mexico State’s James Ferebee (5                  for four TDs in the Crimson Tide’s 58-0
punts, 6 PATs, 8 FGs).                               win over Tulane on Oct. 31, 1914. Bill
                                                     accounted for three TDs and Griff added
                                                     one.
BOTH CASTILLES SCORE IN OPENER
*Freshman cornerback Simeon Castille and
sophomore fullback Tim Castille both scored
touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s season
opening win over Utah State.

*Simeon scored his first collegiate touch-
down with a 31-yard interception return
on the second play of the third quarter to
give Alabama a 24-10 lead.

*Tim added a one-yard run in the fourth
quarter to extend Alabama’s lead to 41-17
with just under 13 minutes to play.




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THE STATS                                              PUNT RETURNS               No-Yds-Avg-TD      BAMA VS. BIG TEN
Here is the statistical comparison                     Brandon Brooks (UA)          25-128-5.1-0     Team                             Series Record
between Alabama and Minnesota entering the             Tyrone Prothro (UA)           4-88-22.0-0     Illinois                     Alabama leads, 1-0
2004 Music City Bowl.                                  Marcel Stamps (UA)            1-29-29.0-1     Michigan                     Michigan leads, 2-1
                                                                                                     Ohio State                   Alabama leads, 3-0
ALABAMA-MINNESOTA STATS BREAKDOWN                      Marion Barber, III (UM)      15-100-6.7-0     Penn State                   Alabama leads, 8-5
Category                   UA                   UM     Logan Payne (UM)              1-32-32.0-0     Wisconsin                   Wisconsin leads, 1-0
Points Scored             279                  341
Average                   25.4                 31.0    KICKOFF RETURNS            No-Yds-Avg-TD      *Alabama has also compiled a 4-2 (.667)
Points Allowed            169                   257    Tyrone Prothro (UA)         13-378-29.1-1     record against the current Big Ten field in
Average                   15.4                 23.4    Brandon Brooks (UA)         10-244-24.4-0     post-season bowl games.

                                                       Marion Barber, III (UM)     10-206-20.6-0     BAMA VS. BIG TEN (BOWL GAMES)
Rushing Yards             200.0               255.1
                                                       Laurence Mahoney (UM)        8-158-19.8-0     Bowl                                      Score
Passing Yards             132.4               191.2
                                                                                                     1978 Sugar              Alabama 14, Penn State 7
Total Offense             332.4               446.3
                                                                                                     1982 Liberty             Alabama 22, Illinois 15
                                                       TACKLES                     Solo-Ast-Total
                                                                                                     1988 Hall of Fame       Michigan 28, Alabama 24
Rushing Defense           119.4               140.6    Cornelius Wortham (UA)           32-54-86
                                                                                                     1995 Citrus             Alabama 24, Ohio St. 17
Passing Defense           116.5               268.1    DeMeco Ryans (UA)                36-29-65
                                                                                                     1997 Outback            Alabama 17, Michigan 14
Total Defense             235.9               408.7    Roman Harper (UA)                36-27-63     2000 Orange             Michigan 35, Alabama 34
                                                       Freddie Roach (UA)               21-27-48
Turnovers                  18                    10    Ramzee Robinson (UA)             25-17-42     MINNESOTA AND THE SEC
 Fumbles                    7                     3                                                  *Minnesota has played only six games
 Interceptions             11                     7    Kyle McKenzie (UM)               48-27-75     against teams from the SEC and compiled
                                                       Terrance Campbell (UM)           55-18-73     a 3-3 (.500) all-time record in those meetings.
Penalties Per Game     66-579                54-383    Dominique Sims (UM)              45-25-70
 Average Yards           52.6                   34.8   John Pawielski (UM)              45-25-70     *The Gophers have played only three SEC
Punting (No-Yds)      58-2351               52-2080    Justin Fraley (UM)               34-32-66     teams including Arkansas, Tennessee and
Punting Avg              40.5                   40.0                                                 Vanderbilt.
Net Punting              38.1                   37.1   TFLs                         No-Yards Lost
Time of Possession      32:52                 28:04    Wallace Gilberry (UA)              12 (-49)   *UM has played only one game against an
Third Down Conv.       51/150                60/157    Mark Anderson (UA)                 10 (-38)   SEC team in the last 27 years and that was
 Percentage              .340                   .382                                                 a 2002 Music City Bowl date with the
Fourth Down Conv.       4/10                  12/22    Darrell Reid (UM)                15.5 (-74)   Arkansas Razorbacks.
 Percentage              .400                   .545   Dominique Sims (UM)                 9 (-11)
Sacks By              25 (-166)            21 (-152)                                                 *Minnesota has played Vanderbilt four
                                                       SACKS                        No-Yards Lost    times, but not since the 1959 season. The
RUSHING LEADERS                          Att-Yds-TD    Wallace Gilberry (UA)             6.5 (-44)   Golden Gophers and Commodores have
Kenneth Darby (UA)                      218-1,061-8    Todd Bates (UA)                   5.5 (-26)   split those four meetings, all played in
Aaron Johns (UA)                           47-185-0                                                  Minneapolis.
                                                       Darrell Reid (UM)                 6.5 (-54)
Laurence Mahoney (UM)                 188-1,243-12     Kyle McKenzie (UM)                2.5 (-20)   *The Golden Gophers lost to Tennessee in
Marion Barber III (UM)                194-1,082-10                                                   the 1986 Liberty Bowl in Memphis and
                                                       ALABAMA-MINNESOTA SERIES                      beat Arkansas in the 2002 Music City Bowl
PASSING LEADERS              Comp-Att-Int-Yds-TD
                                                       *The 2004 Music City Bowl will be the         in Nashville.
Spencer Pennington (UA)          60-116-8-731-3
                                                       first meeting between Alabama and
Marc Guillon (UA)                 20-43-3-191-1
                                                       Minnesota in football.                        GOPHERS VS. SEC
                                                                                                     Team                             Series Record
Bryan Cupito (UM)                249-118-6-2,022-14                                                  Arkansas                          UM leads, 1-0
                                                       BAMA AND THE BIG TEN                          Tennessee                          UT leads, 1-0
RECEIVING LEADERS                       Rec-Yds-TD                                                   Vanderbilt                      Series Tied, 2-2
                                                       *Alabama has compiled a 13-8 (.619) record
Tyrone Prothro (UA)                       21-265-1     against the current members of the Big
Matt Caddell (UA)                         14-310-1     Ten Conference.                               MINNESOTA-SEC RESULTS
Keith Brown (UA)                          14-239-1                                                   Year            Score
Kenneth Darby (UA)                         13-65-1                                                   1924                 Vanderbilt 16, Minnesota 0
                                                       *Alabama has played only five Big Ten
                                                                                                     1929                 Minnesota 15, Vanderbilt 6
                                                       schools and has a winning record against
Jared Ellerson (UM)                       34-470-3                                                   1930                 Vanderbilt 33, Minnesota 15
                                                       three of the five teams.
Ernie Wheelwright (UM)                    30-654-7                                                   1959                 Minnesota 20, Vanderbilt 6
Matt Spaeth (UM)                          24-298-4                                                   1976                 Tennessee 21, Minnesota 14
                                                       *The Crimson Tide has faced Illinois,         2002                 Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14
                                                       Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and
PUNTING                             No-Yds-Avg-Blk     Wisconsin.                                    *It is interesting to note that all six games
Bo Freelend (UA)                    57-2311-40.5-0
                                                                                                     between Minnesota and the SEC have
Rhys Lloyd (UM)                     52-2080-40.0-0     *Alabama has never faced Big Ten foes         either come in the state of Tennessee or
                                                       Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State,                against a team from the state of Tennessee.
                                                       Northwestern or Purdue in football.



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*The Alabama game in the 2004 Music                    MINNESOTA FOOTBALL: THE HISTORY                    SCOUTING REPORT: MINNESOTA
City Bowl will be no exception.                        *Minnesota has been playing football since         *The Golden Gophers bring a 6-5 record
                                                       the 1882 season.                                   (3-5 Big Ten) into the 2004 Music City
*Minnesota is 1-1 (.500) against the cur-                                                                 Bowl meeting with the Crimson Tide.
rent SEC field in post-season bowl games.              *The Golden Gophers have compiled a
                                                       612-427-44 (.585) all-time record in 1,083         *On offense, Minnesota scored 45 touch-
GOPHERS VS. SEC (BOWL GAMES)                           games.                                             downs and averaged 31 points per game to
Bowl                    Score                                                                             rank second in the Big Ten.
1976 Liberty            Tennessee 21, Minnesota 14     *A charter member of the Big Ten
2002 Music City         Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14      Conference (1895), the Gophers are 309-            *UM scored 30 or more points five times
                                                       325-7 (.488) all-time in 641 conference games.     and 40 or more points three times, includ-
MINNESOTA: DID YOU KNOW?
                                                                                                          ing a season-high 63 points in a 63-21 win
*The University of Minnesota is located in
                                                       *In addition, Minnesota has won 18 Big Ten         over Toledo, the 2004 MAC Champions.
Minneapolis and has an enrollment of
                                                       championships, dating back to its first league
47,518 students, including 26,776 under-
                                                       crown in 1900.                                     *The Gophers amassed 4,909 yards and
graduates.
                                                                                                          averaged 446.3 yards per game. UM was
                                                       *Minnesota has produced six national cham-         third in the Big Ten in total offense.
*The school was founded in 1851.                       pionship (1934-35-36-40-41-60) football teams,
                                                       including five in eight years (1934-41).           *On the ground, UM rushed 500 times for
*The twin-cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul
                                                                                                          2,806 yards and scored 28 TDs. The
has all four major sports franchises,                  *Bernie Bierman was the head coach for             Gophers had the top-ranked rushing
including the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.                   five of the six national titles at UM.             offense in the Big Ten this season.
FAMOUS MINNESOTA ALUMNI                                *The Gophers have also produced 63 All-
Eddie Albert
                                                                                                          *Minnesota is the only team in the coun-
                                                       Americans, two Outland Trophy (Tom                 try to have 2,000 rushing yards and 2,000
 *Actor (Green Acres)
                                                       Brown, 1960 and Bobby Bell, 1962) win-             passing yards in each of the last six sea-
Loni Anderson
 *Actress
                                                       ners, one Jim Thorpe Award (Tyrone                 sons.
Sidney Applebaum
                                                       Carter, 1999) winner and one Heisman Trophy
 *Founder of Rainbow Foods                             (Bruce Smith, 1941) winner in its history.         *The Minnesota backfield contains two
Earl Baaken                                                                                               1,000-yard rushers in sophomore
 *Invented first transistorized cardiac pacemaker      *The Gophers also have 18 former players           Laurence Maroney and junior Marion
Christiaan Barmard                                     enshrined into the College Football Hall of        Barber III.
 *Performed world’s first heart transplant             Fame and five former players in the Pro
Patty Berg                                             Football Hall of Fame.                             *Maroney led the Gophers on the ground
 *Co-founder and first President of LPGA                                                                  with 188 rushing attempts for 1,243 yards
Warren Berger                                          *Minnesota football also competes annu-            and 12 TDs.
 *Former chief justice US Supreme Court                ally for some of college football’s most
Robert Berglund                                        unique trophies.                                   *He averaged 113 yards per game and 6.6
 *US Secretary of Agriculture under President Carter                                                      yards per carry in 2004.
Herb Brooks                                            *In the most played rivalry in college foot-
 *Coach of 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team                 ball (114 meetings), Minnesota and                 *Maroney was third in the Big Ten in
Peter Graves                                           Wisconsin play annually for Paul Bunyan’s          rushing (113.0), fourth in all-purpose
 *Actor (Mission Impossible)                           Axe.                                               yards (128.8) and eighth in scoring (6.5)
Hubert H. Humphrey
 *Former US Vice President
                                                                                                          this season.
                                                       *Minnesota and Michigan have met 101
Harry Reasoner                                         times over the years and at stake is the Little
 *ABC News, CBS’ 60 Minutes                                                                               *Maroney’s three TD runs against Iowa
                                                       Brown Jug. The two foes began playing for          (Nov. 13) and 80-yard run against Illinois
Paul Molitor
                                                       the jug in 1903.                                   State (Sept. 11) and Michigan (Oct. 9) are
 *MLB Hall of Famer
Walter Mondale                                                                                            the best in the Big Ten.
 *Former US Vice President
                                                       *Border rivals Minnesota and Iowa have
Bronco Nagurski
                                                       competed annually for the Floyd of Rosedale        *Barber had the most carries on the team,
 *NFL Hall of Famer                                    (a bronze pig) trophy since 1935.                  but was the second leading rusher for the
Dave Winfield                                                                                             Gophers. Barber ran 194 times for 1,092
 *MLB Hall of Famer                                    *And finally, Minnesota and Penn State             yards and 10 TDs.
 *Played against Alabama in 1973 NIT                   meet for the Governor’s Victory Bell since their
                                                       inaugural Big Ten game in 1993.                    *He averaged 98.4 yards per game and 5.6
                                                                                                          yards per carry.
                                                       *The Golden Gophers play their home
                                                       games in the 67,172-seat Hubert H.                 *Barber ranked fourth in the Big Ten in
                                                       Humphrey Metrodome. The Metrodome                  rushing (98.4) and fifth in all-purpose
                                                       has played host to two World Series, a             yards (128.6).
                                                       Super Bowl and two NCAA Final Fours.




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*Maroney and Barber eclipsed the 1,000-        *Minnesota was 10th in the Big Ten in         *Senior left cornerback Ukee Dozier leads
yard mark for the second straight year,        time of possession (28:04).                   the Big Ten with 18 passes defended,
marking the first time in NCAA history                                                       including 15 PBUs and three interceptions.
that a school has had two 1,000-yard rush-     *UM lost one fumble for every 125 rush-
ers in consecutive seasons.                    ing attempts. In addition, UM threw one       *Senior Rhys Lloyd handles all the kicking
                                               interception every 41.5 attempts.             chores for the Minnesota.
*The passing game falls on the arm of
sophomore Bryan Cupito. The Cincinnati,        *On defense, the Gophers allowed 23.4         *As the punter, he ranks eighth in the Big
Ohio native has completed 118 of 249           points per game to rank seventh in the Big    Ten with a 40-yard average. His net punt-
passes for 2,022 yards, with 14 TDs and six    Ten in scoring defense.                       ing average is 37.1 yards.
interceptions.
                                               *Minnesota allowed 20 or more points          *Lloyd has made 41 of 45 (.911) extra
*He is fifth in the Big Ten in passing yards   seven times.                                  points and 10 of 15 (.667) field goals.
per game (183.8). As a team, the Gophers
191.2 passing yards per game ranked sixth      *During its season ending, three-game los-    *He has scored 71 points for the Gophers
in league.                                     ing streak, Minnesota allowed 32.3 points     and ranks sixth in the league with 6.5
                                               per game in losses to Illinois, Wisconsin     points per game.
*Cupito’s 82-yard pass to senior wide          and Iowa.
receiver Paris Hamilton in the 45-0 win                                                      *Lloyd made all nine PAT attempts in the
over Illinois (Oct. 23) is the longest pass    *Minnesota ranked eighth in the Big Ten       63-21 win over Toldeo on Sept. 4, the most
play in the Big Ten.                           in rushing defense and allowed 140.6          in the Big Ten.
                                               rushing yards per game in 2004. UM
*Cupito’s favorite target is freshman          opponents had 403 rushing attempts for
receiver Ernie Wheelwright, who ranks          1,547 yards and 12 TDs.                       ALABAMA-MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS
seventh in the Big Ten with 59.5 yards per                                                   *The only connection between the
game.                                          *The pass defense was dead last in the Big    Crimson Tide and Golden Gophers is UA
                                               Ten as UM allowed 268.1 yards per game        defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt.
*Wheelwright caught 30 passes this year        through the air.
for 654 yards and seven TDs to lead the                                                      *Wyatt was an assistant coach at
Gophers in yards and TDs.                      *UM opponents completed 249 of 415            Minnesota from 1992-95 under Jim
                                               pass attempts (.600) for 2,949 yards, with    Wacker. He coached the ends from 1992-
*Junior wide receiver Jared Ellerson has       16 TDs and 12 interceptions.                  94 and the defensive line in 1995.
the most catches (34) on the team this sea-
son. Ellerson had 34 catches for 470 yards     *In terms of total defense, Minnesota was     *Other notables from his stint were Noel
and three TDs.                                 eighth in the Big Ten as the Gophers          Mazzone (quarterbacks, 92-94) and Mark
                                               allowed 408.7 yards per game.                 Tommerdahl (special teams/tight ends,
*The Minnesota passing game also utilizes                                                    1995).
two big tight ends in sophomore Matt           *UM opponents ran 818 plays for 4,496
Spaeth (6-6, 270) and junior Jared             yards and 28 TDs in 11 games.
                                                                                             FIRST-TIME OPPONENTS
Posthumus (6-4, 255).
                                                                                             *Minnesota is Alabama’s 119th different
                                               *In terms of “red zone” defense,
                                                                                             football opponent and third this season.
*Spaeth has caught 24 passes for 298 and       Minnesota ranked eighth in the league as
four TDs and is the third-leading receiver     opponents scored on 27 of 33 (.818)
                                                                                             *Alabama played two other first-time foot-
on the team and second in TD receptions.       chances inside the 20-yard line, including
                                                                                             ball opponent in its first three games of
                                               15 TDs.
                                                                                             the 2004 season. The Crimson Tide
*Minnesota has the best “red zone” offense
                                                                                             opened the season with Utah State on
in the Big Ten in 2004, scoring on 36 of 39    *Senior strong safety Justin Fraley led the
                                                                                             Sept. 4 and then faced Western Carolina
(.923) tries, including 15 TDs.                Gophers with 66 tackles this season and
                                                                                             on Sept. 18.
                                               ranked 17th in the Big Ten with 7.3 stops
*The Gophers offensive line, which aver-       per game.
                                                                                             *The 2004 season marks the fifth consecutive
ages 295 pounds per man, allowed only
                                                                                             year that Alabama has played at least two
nine sacks (-60) this season, the second-      *Senior defensive end Darrell Reid is a
                                                                                             teams for the first time in its history.
fewest total in the Big Ten. Michigan State    force up front for the Gophers and led the
led the Big Ten with the fewest sacks (7)      team in sacks (6.5) and TFLs (16).            *Alabama has compiled an 87-29-2 (.746)
allowed.                                                                                     all-time record against first-time oppo-
                                               *Reid was third in the Big Ten with those     nents.
*Minnesota is the second-least penalized       16 TFLs (-75 yards) and ranked seventh in
(54-383) team in the Big Ten as the            the league with 6.5 sacks (-54 yards).        *The Crimson Tide is 73-21-1 (.773) during
Gophers average just 34.8 penalty yards                                                      the regular season against first-time foes.
per game.                                      *He had four TFLs in a loss to Michigan
                                               State on Oct. 16, the most in the Big Ten.    *Alabama also owns a 14-8 (.636) record in
*UM also ranks second in the Big Ten with                                                    bowl games when playing an opponent for
a plus-eight turnover margin. Minnesota                                                      the first time.
lost only 10 turnovers (4 fumbles, six
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*Alabama is 7-3 (.700) against first-time        ONE-TWO PUNCH                                     STOPPING THE RUN
opponents since the 2000 season and 13-3         *For the second straight game, Alabama’s          *Alabama has the fourth-best rushing defense
(.813) since 1988.                               defense will be facing one of the top running     in the SEC and 26th-best rushing defense in
                                                 back tandems in the country.                      the nation this season.
*The 1999 season is the last time Alabama
did not play a first-time opponent.              *The 2004 Music City Bowl will match the          *Minnesota enters the Music City Bowl
                                                 Crimson Tide defense against a pair of            with the nation’s sixth-best rushing offense.
                                                 1,000-yard rushers from Minnesota.                The Gophers led the Big Ten with 255.09
MUSIC CITY BOWL WELCOMES                                                                           rushing yards per game in 2004.
1,000-YARD CLUB TO NASHVILLE                     *Junior Laurence Maroney (1,243) and
*The 2004 Music City Bowl will feature           sophomore Marion Barber III (1,082)               RUSHING OFFENSE COMPARISON
three 1,000-yard rushers in its New Year’s Eve   have combined for 2,364 yards on the              Team                    Yards          NCAA Rank
game.                                            ground this season.                               Minnesota               255.09                6th
                                                                                                   Alabama                 200.00               21st
*The University of Minnesota has two             *The Minnesota wrecking crew is the first
1,000-yard rushers in junior Marion Barber III   running back tandem in NCAA history to each       *On the flip side, Alabama is second in the
and sophomore Laurence Maroney.                  rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive sea-          SEC and 21st nationally with 200.0 rush-
                                                 sons.                                             ing yards per game.
*Alabama sophomore tailback Kenneth
Darby has also rushed for 1,000 yards this       *In the regular season finale, Alabama            *Minnesota is 49th nationally against the
season.                                          lined up against the best backfield in the        run and allows 140.6 yards per game.
                                                 SEC in Auburn’s Carnell Williams and
*Maroney (1,282) and Barber (1,082) have                                                           RUSHING DEFENSE COMPARISON
                                                 Ronnie Brown.
                                                                                                   Team                    Yards          NCAA Rank
combined for 2,364 rushing yards this season.
                                                                                                   Alabama                 119.4                26th
                                                 *Both Williams and Brown were named               Minnesota               140.6                49th
*Darby added 1,061 rushing yards this sea-       First-Team All-SEC selections by the
son, which is quite an accomplishment for        league’s head coaches.                            *Alabama has not allowed an opposing running
someone who did not make their first start
                                                                                                   back to rush for 100 yards in its last 12 games.
until the seventh game of the season.            *Against Alabama, the duo managed only 96
                                                 rushing yards (31 attempts, 2 TDs), which is 66
                                                                                                   *Auburn’s Carnell Williams was the last back to
*Maroney, Barber and Darby have com-             yards below their season average.                 rush for 100 yards against the Crimson Tide
bined for 3,425 rushing yards.
                                                                                                   as he ran 26 times for 204 yards and two
                                                 DOUBLE TROUBLE                                    TDs in a 28-23 win on the Plains on Nov.
*If not for a season-ending injury to its
                                                 *The last time Alabama faced a team with a pair   21, 2003.
starting tailback in the sixth game of the
season at Kentucky, Alabama could very           of 1,000-yard rushers was the 1993 Gator Bowl
                                                 when North Carolina’s sophomore Curtis            *The Crimson Tide has faced some pretty
easily have a pair of 1,000-yard rushers
                                                 Johnson (173-1,034-11) and freshman Leon
                                                                                                   good running backs this season. In fact,
with senior Ray Hudson joining the trio in
                                                 Johnson (179-1,012-14) combined for 2,046
                                                                                                   with the upcoming game against
Nashville.
                                                 yards and 25 TDs on the season.                   Minnesota, Alabama will have faced nine
                                                                                                   of the NCAA’s Top 100 rushing leaders
*Hudson (92-638-4) averaged 106.5 yards
                                                 *The UNC duo managed only 51 combined rush-       this season.
per game before the injury and was well
on his way to a 1,000-yard season.               ing yards (0 TD) in the 24-10 loss to
                                                                                                   NCAA Top 100 Rushers (vs. Alabama)
                                                 Alabama, which just so happens to be the          (Rank) Player, School           Att-Yds-TD (vs. UA)
*Based on six game statistics, Hudson would      last time the Crimson Tide played on New          (16) Laurence Maroney, Minnesota Music City Bowl
have 1,171 rushing yards entering the Music      Year’s Eve.                                       (25) Marion Barber, Minnesota       Music City Bowl
City Bowl.                                                                                         (29) Jerious Norwood, Miss. St.            23-96-1
                                                 *Curtis Johnson had six carries for 27            (32) Carnell Williams, Auburn              15-41-1
1,000-YARD RUSHERS                               yards, while Leon Johnson added two car-          (45) Gerald Riggs, Tennessee               19-39-0
Player, School                          Yards    ries for 24 yards in the loss.                    (57) Cedric Houston, Tennessee              7-30-0
Laurence Maroney, Minnesota             1,243                                                      (64) Ronnie Brown, Auburn                  16-55-1
Marion Barber, Minnesota                1,082    *As a team, UNC ran 25 times for 42 yards         (74) Vashon Pearson, Ole Miss              12-42-0
Kenneth Darby, Alabama                  1,061    (1.68 per play) and one TD in the Gator           (92) Alley Broussard, LSU                  18-84-0
Totals                                  3,425    Bowl against Alabama.




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THIS TOO SHALL PASS                               BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM                              *Alabama’s first game on campus was a 4-0
*Something has to give through the air at         *Alabama’s on campus home since 1929,             loss to Birmingham Athletic Club on Oct.
the 2004 Music City Bowl.                         Bryant-Denny Stadium is one of college            14, 1893.
                                                  football’s most scenic venues.
*Alabama is dead last in the SEC and 112th                                                          *From 1911-28, Alabama posted a 55-2
nationally in passing offense this season.        *The 2004 season marks the 75th anniversary       (.965) record in Tuscaloosa. The 1929 sea-
                                                  of Bryant-Denny Stadium and Denny Chimes, two     son marked the opening of what is now
*The Crimson Tide has generated just 132.4        of the campus’ more famous landmarks.             known as Bryant-Denny Stadium.
yards per game through the air this season.
                                                  *The Crimson Tide has compiled an all-            *Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant posted a
*Meanwhile, Minnesota is dead last in the Big     time record of 193-40-3 (.824) in 236 games       remarkable 72-2 (.973) record in Tuscaloosa,
Ten and 112th nationally in passing defense       at Bryant-Denny Stadium.                          losing only to Florida (1963) and Southern
this season.                                                                                        Miss (1982). The USM game was the last
                                                  *The stadium was originally named for             game he ever coached at Bryant-Denny
*The Golden Gophers have allowed 268.09           former University of Alabama President Dr.        Stadium.
yards per game through the air this season.       George H. Denny. Denny, who was named
                                                  UA President on Jan. 1, 1912, began an            *From 1963-82, Alabama posted an NCAA
PASSING OFFENSE COMPARISON                        extraordinary career that spanned almost a        record 57-game home winning streak.
Team                 Yards        NCAA Rank       quarter of a century.
Minnesota            192.1              78th                                                        *Miami has since broken that record with
Alabama              132.4            112th       *Bryant-Denny Stadium and Denny                   a 58-game home winning streak, but the
                                                  Chimes (located on the UA quadrangle)             Hurricanes record also includes three wins
*Alabama (116.55) boasts the nation’s top         stand as reminders to Denny’s legacy to           in the post-season Orange Bowl game. All
passing defense while Minnesota (191.2)           the Capstone.                                     of UA’s 57 wins were in the regular-season.
has the nation’s 78th best passing offense
                                                  *In 1976, the State of Alabama Legislature        *The 57-game winning streak is one of seven
PASSING DEFENSE COMPARISON
                                                  and the UA Board of Trustees added coach          winning streaks longer than 15 games for
Team                 Yards        NCAA Rank
                                                  Paul “Bear” Bryant’s name to the stadium,         the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama              116.55              1st
Minnesota            268.09           112th
                                                  thus calling Alabama’s football home
                                                  Bryant-Denny Stadium.                             All-Time Tuscaloosa Winning Streaks
                                                                                                    Strk   Dates of Streak
OPPOSITES ATTRACT                                 Largest Crowds at Bryant-Denny Stadium            57     Oct. 26, 1963-Nov. 13, 1982
*One of the nation’s top offenses will butt       1.      86,869 vs. Tennessee      Oct. 23, 1999   37     Nov. 18, 1911-Oct. 15, 1921
heads with one of the nation’s top defenses       2.      84,818 vs. Auburn         Nov. 23, 2002   20     Nov. 1, 1941-Nov. 11, 1950
at the 2004 Music City Bowl.                      3.      83,818 (63x; last vs. AU) Nov. 20, 2004   18*    Sept. 28, 1928-Sept. 28, 1935
                                                                                                    18     Sept. 30, 1922-Oct. 6, 1928
*Alabama brings the nation’s second-best          ALL-TIME TUSCALOOSA RECORD                        16     Nov. 23, 1957-Oct. 12, 1963
defense to Nashville, allowing just 235.91        In addition to its impressive record at           15     Nov. 9, 1935-Oct. 12, 1940
yards per game.                                   Bryant-Denny Stadium (1929-present),
                                                  Alabama has made Tuscaloosa a very diffi-         *Alabama posted a 19-game unbeaten streak in
*Minnesota, on the other hand, has the            cult place to play for opposing football          Tuscaloosa from 1928-35.
nation’s 13th best offense this season, averag-   teams.
ing 446.27 yards per game.                                                                          *Here is a look at the all-time coaching
                                                  *Alabama has compiled a 278-53-3 (.837)           records here at Bryant-Denny Stadium
*In terms of scoring, Alabama ranks 10th in       record in 334 all-time games in                   since 1929.
the nation in that category, allowing just        Tuscaloosa.
15.4 points per game.                                                                               UA Coaches Record at Bryant-Denny Stadium
                                                  *Alabama was 5-2 (.714) at home this season,      Coach (Years)        Record                 Pct.
*Minnesota is 25th in scoring offense this sea-                                                     Wade (1929-30)         6-0                1.000
                                                  compared to last year’s 2-5 (.286) record
son, averaging 31 points per game.                                                                  Thomas (1931-46)     37-3-1                .915
                                                  in Tuscaloosa.
                                                                                                    Drew (1947-54)       18-3-1                .841
                                                                                                    Whitworth (1955-57)   2-4-1                .357
                                                  *In 2002-03, Alabama was just 6-7 (.462) at       Bryant (1958-82)      72-2                 .973
                                                  home.                                             Perkins (1983-86)     11-2                 .846
                                                  *Since 1997, Alabama is just 21-20 (.512)         Curry (1987-89)        4-2                 .667
                                                  here at Bryant-Denny Stadium.                     Stallings (1990-96)   22-4                 .846
                                                                                                    DuBose (1997-2000)     9-8                 .529
                                                  UA Football All-Time Tuscaloosa Record            Franchione (2001-02)   6-5                 .556
                                                  Site                  Record               Pct.   Shula (2003)           7-7                 .500
                                                  Quad                  42-11               .794
                                                  Denny Field            43-2               .956
                                                  Bryant-Denny         193-40-3             .821
                                                  Total                278-54-3             .837




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ALABAMA’S ROAD RECORD                            SEC ROAD RECORDS SINCE 1992                        EAST AND WEST
Alabama has compiled a 226-119-12 (.650)         *The Crimson Tide has posted a 31-21 road          *Since the SEC split into two divisions
all-time road record in 357 games.               record (.596) since the 1992 season, the           prior to the 1992 season, Alabama has
                                                 third-best total in the SEC.                       compiled a 63-39-1 (.617) record in regular-
*The above record does not include neu-                                                             season conference games.
tral site games, bowl games or the               *Here is a look at the SEC road records
Alabama-Auburn game played at Legion             since the league expanded to 12 teams in           *Factor in the Tide’s five appearances in
Field from 1948-88.                              1992.                                              the SEC Championship game and UA’s
                                                                                                    record is 65-42-1 (.607) against SEC teams.
*Alabama is 2-7 (.222) on the road in the        SEC ROAD RECORDS (Since 1992)
Shula era, including a 1-3 (.250) during         Rank   School                     Record (Pct.)    *Alabama has compiled a 40-25 (.615) regu-
the 2004 season.                                  1.    Florida                     45-10 (.818)    lar season record against SEC Western
                                                  2.    Tennessee                   40-11 (.784)    Division teams since 1992.
*Alabama is 9-10 (.473) in its last 19 road       3.    ALABAMA                     31-21 (.592)
                                                  4.    Georgia                   32-22-1 (.591)
games, including a 7-7 (.500) mark in its last                                                      SEC WESTERN DIVISION RECORD (Since 1992)
                                                  5.    Auburn                      29-21 (.580)
14 SEC road games.                                                                                  Opponent                                  Record
                                                  6.    LSU                       24-27-1 (.471)
                                                                                                    vs. Auburn                                   6-7
                                                  7.    Arkansas                  19-31-2 (.392)
*Historically Alabama has been a strong           8.    Ole Miss                    19-32 (.372)
                                                                                                    vs. Arkansas                                 7-5
road team.                                        9.    South Carolina              17-34 (.333)    vs. LSU                                      7-6
                                                 10.    Miss. State               13-39-1 (.255)    vs. Ole Miss                                11-2
*From 1970-75, Alabama won a school record       11.    Kentucky                    11-39 (.220)    vs. Mississippi State                        9-4
21 consecutive road games.                       12.    Vanderbilt                   6-44 (.120)
                                                                                                    *Alabama has compiled a 23-14-1 (.618) reg-
*From 1970-82, Alabama was 35-6 (.854) in        ALABAMA ON THE TUBE                                ular season record against SEC Eastern
41 road games.                                   *Alabama has compiled a 152-97-5 (.608) all-       Division teams since 1992.
                                                 time record on television since its first tele-
*Since 1982, Alabama is 61-32-1 (.654) on        vised game in 1951.                                SEC EASTERN DIVISION RECORD (Since 1992)
the road.                                                                                           Opponent                                  Record
                                                 *The South Carolina game was Alabama’s             vs. Florida                                  1-1
Road Records of UA Coaches                       250th all-time television appearance since 1951.   vs. Georgia                                  2-2
Coach (Years)                        Record                                                         vs. Kentucky                                 3-1
Wallace Wade (1923-30)          12-5-1 (.694)    *The Minnesota game will be Alabama’s              vs. South Carolina                           3-2
Frank Thomas (1931-46)         37-13-3 (.726)    ninth television appearance and eighth in the      vs. Tennessee                              3-9-1
Red Drew (1947-54)             18-13-1 (.578)    last nine game.                                    vs. Vanderbilt                              11-0
J.B. Whitworth (1955-57)           2-9 (.222)
Paul Bryant (1958-82)          73-18-2 (.796)    *Last year’s Ole Miss game (Oct. 18, 2003)
Ray Perkins (1983-86)            9-5-1 (.594)    marked Alabama’s 200th televised regular-sea-
Bill Curry (1987-89)              12-3 (.800)    son game.
Gene Stallings (1990-96)          24-6 (.800)
Mike DuBose (1997-2000)           7-10 (.412)    *Alabama is 22-15-2 (.590) in televised bowl
Dennis Franchione (2001-02)        7-3 (.700)    games. The 2004 Music City Bowl will be
Mike Shula (2003)                  2-7 (.222)    the Crimson Tide’s 40th all-time televised
                                                 bowl game.

                                                 *The Crimson Tide has compiled a 127-80-
                                                 3 (.611) record in 209 regular-season TV
                                                 games.




                                                  SEC WESTERN DIVISION VS. SEC EASTERN DIVISION (Since 1992)

                                                             West vs. East                                     East vs. West
                                                  Team                   Record (Pct.)              Team                    Record (Pct.)
                                                  ALABAMA                23-15-1 (.603)             Tennessee               29- 9-1 (.756)
                                                  Auburn                 23-15-1 (.603)             Florida                 27-12-0 (.692)
                                                  Ole Miss               23-16-1 (.590)             Georgia                 24-14-0 (.632)
                                                  Miss. State            21-18-0 (.538)             Kentucky                14-25-0 (.359)
                                                  LSU                    16-22-1 (.423)             South Carolina          13-25-1 (.346)
                                                  Arkansas               15-24-0 (.385)             Vanderbilt               3- 36-0 (.077)



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DECEMBER RECORD
*Alabama has compiled a 34-15-2 (.686) all-       ALABAMA’S DECEMBER MOMENTS
time record in the month of December.
                                                  Date                  Result                        Notes
*The history of Alabama football in               Dec. 10, 1892         Alabama 14, Bham AC 0         1st game in month of December
                                                  Dec. 2-4, 1904        Alabama 11, LSU 0             Alabama won three road games in
month of December dates back to a 14-0
                                                                        Alabama 6, Tulane 0           three consecutive days under coach
win over the Birmingham Athletic Club in                                Alabama 10, Pensacola AC 5    W.B. Blount
a game played on Dec. 10, 1892.                   Dec. 2, 1914          Carlisle 20, Alabama 3        1st loss in the month of December
                                                  Dec. 3, 1932          Alabama 6, St. Mary’s 0       Game played in San Francisco
*During the 1904 season, coach W.B.               Dec. 4, 1948          Alabama 55, Auburn 0          Renewal of Alabama-Auburn game
Blount led the Crimson Tide to three                                                                  First meeting since 1907
straight road wins in three consecutive           Dec. 19, 1959         Penn State 7, Alabama 0       Coach Bryant’s first bowl game (Liberty)
days against LSU, Tulane and Pensacola            Dec. 17, 1960         Alabama 3, Texas 3            Powerhouses battle to tie at Bluebonnet Bowl
Athletic Club.                                    Dec. 2, 1961          Alabama 34, Auburn 0          UA clinches first undefeated season under Bryant
                                                  Dec. 14, 1963         Alabama 17, Miami 12          Game delayed due to death of President Kennedy
                                                  Dec. 2, 1967          Alabama 7, Auburn 3           Kenny Stabler’s historic run in the mud for the win
*Alabama beat LSU 11-0 on Dec. 2, 1904            Dec. 31, 1970         Alabama 24, Oklahoma 24       Football giants play to tie in Houston Astrodome
in Baton Rouge and then traveled to New           Dec. 2, 1972          Auburn 17, Alabama 16         Auburn blocks two punts for miraculous win
Orleans where they posted a 6-0 win over          Dec. 31, 1973         Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23     First meeting between football giants (Sugar Bowl)
Tulane on Dec. 3. The Crimson Tide con-           Dec. 31, 1975         Alabama 13, Penn State 6      First Sugar Bowl at Louisiana Superdome
cluded the three-day trip with a 10-5 win         Dec. 1, 1979          Alabama 25, Auburn 18         Steadman Shealy late TD wins the game
over Pensacola Athletic Club on Dec. 5,           Dec. 29, 1982         Alabama 21, Illinois 15       Coach Bryant’s final game at UA (323rd win)
1904.                                                                                                 Jeremiah Castille 3 INTs is named MVP
                                                  Dec. 24, 1983         Alabama 28, SMU 7             Mike Shula’s first bowl game at player (DNP)
*The Crimson Tide is 9-6-2 (.625) all-time        Dec. 1, 1984          Alabama 17, Auburn 15         Shula leads UA to upset win at Legion Field
                                                  Dec. 28, 1985         Alabama 24, USC 3             Shula’s first bowl start at QB
in bowl games played in the month of
                                                  Dec. 25, 1986         Alabama 28, Washington 7      Shula’s final game as UA quarterback
December.                                         Dec. 1, 1988          Alabama 30, Texas A&M 20      The famous “Hurricane Bowl”
                                                  Dec. 5, 1992          Alabama 28, Florida 21        Alabama wins first-ever SEC Championship game
*Alabama’s first bowl game in the month           Dec. 29, 1998         Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7   Bama’s only other Music City Bowl appearance
of December was a 7-0 loss to Penn State          Dec. 4, 1999          Alabama 34, Florida 7         UA clinches first-ever BCS bowl bid
in the Dec. 19, 1959 Liberty Bowl in              Dec. 27, 2001         Alabama 14, Iowa State 13     Alabama’s last bowl apperaance
Philadelphia.

*The 1959 Liberty Bowl was also the first
of 24 consecutive bowl games for Alabama         *Alabama also posted a 13-6 win on New               BAMA COACHES IN DECEMBER
under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.        Year’s Eve over Penn State in the 1975               *Here are Alabama’s all-time coaching
                                                 Sugar Bowl played at the Louisiana                   records in the month of November.
*After going 0-4-2 in its first six December     Superdome.
                                                                                                      DECEMBER COACHING RECORDS
bowl games, Alabama has rebounded to go                                                               Coach                                Record (Pct.)
9-2 (.818) in its last 11 December bowl games.
                                                 *The 1975 Sugar Bowl was the first ever
                                                 played in the Louisiana Superdome.                   E.B. Beaumont                          1-0 (1.000)
                                                                                                      W.B. Blount                            3-0 (1.000)
                                                 *The 1975 Sugar Bowl was also the first              DV Graves                               0-1 (.000)
ON THIS DATE
                                                 game in a long-term agreement between                Xen Scott                              1-0 (1.000)
*Alabama has compiled a 2-1-1 (.625) all-
                                                                                                      Wallace Wade                            1-1 (.500)
time record in its four previous games           the Sugar Bowl and the Southeastern
                                                                                                      Frank Thomas                           3-0 (1.000)
played on New Year’s Eve.                        Conference, where the league champion
                                                                                                      Red Drew                                3-1 (.750)
                                                 would play each year in the post-season.             J.B. Whitworth                          0-1 (.000)
*Alabama has not played on New Year’s                                                                 Paul Bryant                          11-5-2 (.667)
Eve since a 24-10 win over North Carolina        All-Time Games on New Year’s Eve                     Ray Perkins                             4-1 (.800)
in the 1993 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville,          Year   Result                              Site
                                                                                                      Bill Curry                              2-1 (.667)
Fla.                                             1970   Alabama 24, Oklahoma 24       Bluebonnet
                                                                                                      Gene Stallings                          3-3 (.500)
                                                 1973   Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23          Sugar
                                                                                                      Mike DuBose                             1-1 (.500)
*The Crimson Tide’s first game on New            1975   Alabama 13, Penn State 6           Sugar
                                                                                                      Dennis Franchione                      1-0 (1.000)
Year’s Eve was a 24-24 tie with Oklahoma         1993   Alabama 24, North Carolina 10      Gator
                                                                                                      Mike Shula                             First Game
in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl played in
the Houston Astrodome.

*Perhaps the most memorable game in
post-season history came on Dec. 31, 1973
as Notre Dame and Alabama met on the
gridiron for the very first time.

*Notre Dame posted a 24-23 win in this
epic clash between two of college football’s
most storied programs.




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PERSONALLY SPEAKING
*Here are some interesting facts and fig-        ALABAMA’S OVERTIME RECORD
ures about members of the Alabama foot-           Overall Record:     2-4 (.333)          Regular-Season OT: 2-3 (.400)
ball team. These may be some helpful              SEC OT Record:      2-3 (.400)          Post-Season OT:    0-1 (.000)
hints for feature story ideas, etc.
                                                 Date                 Result                                 Site
*Senior strong safety Carlos Andrews’ broth-     Oct. 4, 1997         Kentucky 40, Alabama 34                Lexington
er, Dennis, was a fullback at Florida State      Oct. 10, 1998        Alabama 20, Ole Miss 17                Tuscaloosa
University.                                      Oct. 2, 1999         Alabama 40, Florida 39                 Gainesville
                                                 Jan. 1, 2000         Michigan 35, Alabama 34                Orange Bowl, Miami
*Sophomore kicker Jeffrey Aul was born in        Sept. 27, 2003       Arkansas 34, Alabama 31 (2 OT)         Tuscaloosa
Seoul, South Korea.                              Oct. 25, 2003        Tennessee 51, Alabama 43 (5 OT)        Tuscaloosa

*Junior wide receiver Brandon Brooks was a
two-time Alabama high school state cham-
pion in the 55-meter dash, winning the          *Chris’ father, Dan, played baseball at
Class 6A title in 1999 (6.51) and 2000          Alabama State University and his mother,
(6.43).                                         Elaine, ran track at Albany State.

*Senior defensive tackle Anthony Bryant is a    *Junior tight end Clint Johnston is the third
first cousin of former Alabama defensive        member of his family to suit up for the
back Sam Shade.                                 Tide, joining his father, Johnny, and uncle,
                                                Donny, who both played for Coach
*Bryant also holds the Alabama weight room      Bryant.
record with a 755-pound squat.
                                                *Sophomore linebacker Juke King's real
*A versatile athlete, Bryant can also dunk a    name is Tersheikiya King. He received the
basketball.
                                                nickname "Juke" from a cousin because of
                                                the 1980s song "Jukebox Hero".
*Senior wide receiver Antonio Carter has two
older brothers and both played college          *Senior right corner Anthony Madison once
football. Sam Carter, Jr., played football      had 400 all-purpose yards and scored five
for Idaho State and Tim Carter played at        TDs in a game at Thomasville HS.
Tulane.
                                                *Senior guard Danny Martz’s grandfather,
*Senior tight end David Cavan is the son of     John D. O’Brien, was an offensive linemen
former Alabama halfback Pete Cavan              for coach Elmer Layden at Notre Dame
(1975-77), who played in Coach Paul             from 1938-40.
Bryant’s wishbone offense.
                                                *Senior offensive lineman Evan Mathis is the
*Cavan’s uncle, Mike, is a former starting      the nephew of former Alabama great and
quarterback at the University of Georgia        Miami Dolphins superstar, Bob
and the former head coach at SMU.               Baumhower. Baumhower was a defensive
                                                tackle at Alabama from 1974-76 before his
*Junior center JB Closner’s full name is Jon-   successful career with the Dolphins.
Bennett Closner.
                                                *Junior quarterback Spencer Pennington is
*Junior right tackle Von Ewing’s full name is   the younger brother of former Crimson
Cleveland Levon Ewing II.                       Tide offensive lineman, Jeremy Pennington,
                                                who was a starter on the under coach
*Sophomore defensive end Chris Harris is        Gene Stallings.
the fourth member of his family to play
college football. His father, Orlando,          *Junior cornerback Charlie Peprah's grandfa-
played at Jackson State, while two cousins      ther, General I.G. Achampong, was the
-- Anthony (Southern Miss) and Shaun            President of Ghana, West Africa in the
Powell (Jackson State) -- also played col-      1970s.
lege football.

*Junior free safety Roman Harper is one of
five children born to Ronald and Princess
Harper.

*Senior Chris James is a cousin of former
Auburn tailback Lionel “Little Train”
James.



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                2004 Alabama Football Game-By-Game Starters
                                                             OFFENSE
  GAME         LT      LG         C         RG          RT        TE          QB          TB         FB        SE        FL         OTHER
Utah State    Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston     Croyle     Castille   McClain     —       Prothro     Cavan (TE)

 Ole Miss     Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston     Croyle     Hudson     Castille    Hall     Brown         —

W Carolina    Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston     Croyle     Hudson     Castille    Hall    Caddell        —

at Arkansas   Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston    Guillon     Hudson     Castille    Hall    Caddell        —

S Carolina    Britt   Mathis    Closner    Maartz     Tatum     Johnston    Guillon     Hudson     Castille    Hall     Brown         —

at Kentucky   Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston   Pennington   Hudson     Castille    Hall    Caddell        —

   USM        Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston   Pennington    Darby     Castille    Hall    Caddell        —

  at Tenn     Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston   Pennington    Darby     Castille    Hall    Caddell        —

Miss. State   Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum      Cavan     Pennington    Darby     McLain      Hall    Caddell        —

  at LSU      Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Johnston   Pennington    Darby     McLain      Hall    Caddell        —

  Auburn      Britt   Mathis    Closner    Martz      Tatum     Davidson   Pennington    Darby     McLain      Hall    Caddell        —

Minnesota      —       —          —         —           —         —          ——           —          —         —         —            —

               —       —          —         —           —         —           —           —          —


                                                            DEFENSE
  GAME        LDE     LDT       RDT        RDE        WLB        MLB         SLB         RCB         FS        SS       LCB         OTHER
Utah State    Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson     Garth    Wortham       King      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

 Ole Miss     Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson     Garth    Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

W Carolina    Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson     Garth    Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

at Arkansas   Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson     Garth    Wortham      Ryans      Madsion    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

S Carolina    Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson     Garth    Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

at Kentucky   Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson    Waldrop   Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

   USM        Bates   Bryant     Clark    Anderson    Roach     Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

  at Tenn     Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson    Roach     Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

Miss State    Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson    Roach     Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

  at LSU      Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson    Roach     Wortham      Ryans      Madison    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

  Auburn      Bates   Griffin    Clark    Anderson    Roach     Wortham      Ryans      Madsion    Harper     Peprah   Robinson       —

Minnesota      —       —          —         —           —         —          ——           —          —         —         —            —

               —       —          —         —           —         —           —           —          —




 ALABAMA VS. MINNESOTA                               WWW.ROLLTIDE.COM                                                             PAGE 37
       70 WESLEY BRITT, LT                        *Started all 13 games as a sophomore in
       Sr., Cullman, Ala., 3VL                    2002 and played an incredible 967 snaps
                                                  on the season.
*A four-year starter at left tackle for the
Crimson Tide, Britt has played in 45              *Britt finished the season with 196 knock-
games in his UA career.                           down blocks and graded out 96 percent or
                                                  better in 12 of the 13 games.
*Since his redshirt freshman season, Britt
has logged 2,753 career snaps on the UA           *He graded 100 percent against Ole Miss
offensive line.                                   and LSU and was 99 percent against
                                                  Oklahoma and Auburn in 2002.
*Enjoyed an outstanding career with the
Crimson Tide and is three-time All-SEC per-       *Britt logged a career-high 25 knockdown
former and Freshman All-America selec-            blocks in the win over Southern Miss.
tion.
                                                  *As a redshirt freshman, Britt started every
*Also a 2003 graduate (December) of The           game for the Crimson Tide, with the
University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree    exception of the Independence Bowl.
in Marketing (3.27 grade point average).
                                                  *He played 636 snaps and recorded 107
*Preseason candidate for the 2004 Rotary          knockdown blocks.
Lombardi Award, presented annually to the
college football lineman -- offense or            *Britt graded 100 percent against South
defense -- who, in addition to outstanding        Carolina, Tennessee, LSU and Mississippi
performance and ability, best exemplifies         State in 2001.
the discipline of Vince Lombardi. As the
legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers,          WESLEY BRITT’S KNOCKDOWN BLOCKS
Lombardi first made a name for himself as
the smallest but toughest member of                                2004 Season
Fordham University's "Seven Blocks of             Date      Opponent             Knockdowns
                                                  Spt. 4    Utah State                    9
Granite," renowned in their day (1934-37)
                                                  Spt. 11   Ole Miss                      8
for being the most unyielding line in col-
                                                  Spt. 18   W. Carolina                   6
lege football.
                                                  Spt. 25   at Arkansas                   2
                                                  Oct. 2    S. Carolina                   4
*Also a preseason candidate for the 2004          Oct. 9    at Kentucky                   7
Outland Memorial Trophy, also presented annu-     Oct. 16   Southern Miss                 5
ally to the best interior lineman.                Oct. 23   at Tennessee                  8
                                                  Nov. 6    Miss. State                   5
*The senior has played in all 11 games this       Nov. 13   at LSU                        5
season and has graded out 92 percent or better    Nov. 20   Auburn                        4
in six of those games.                            Dec. 31   Minnesota

*He has recorded 63 knockdowns in 11
games this season.

*Britt has played 615 total snaps on the offen-
sive line this season.

*Britt graded 94 percent and had five knockdown
blocks in the 27-3 win over Southern Miss
on Oct. 16th, playing 54 total snaps.

*Started nine games as a junior (2003) before
sustaining a broken leg against Tennessee
(Oct. 29) that forced him to miss the
remainder of the season.

*He played 581 snaps his junior season, includ-
ing a season-high 85 snaps against
Kentucky.

*Britt was also named Alabama’s offensive
player of the game following the loss to
Ole Miss in 2003.



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      51 EVAN MATHIS, LG
    Sr., Homewood, Ala., 3VL                    *He played only 59 snaps in the first three
                                                games of the season before earning his
*A four- year starter for the Crimson Tide,     first career start at South Carolina (Sept.
Mathis has played both right tackle and         29, 2001).
left guard in his UA career.
                                                *Mathis finished the year with 76 knock-
*A two-time Academic All-SEC selection          down blocks.
(2002-03), Mathis graduated from The
University of Alabama in May, 2004 with a          EVAN MATHIS KNOCKDOWN BLOCKS
Business degree. He is currently working
on second major this fall.                                       2004 Season
                                                Date      Opponent             Knockdowns
                                                Spt. 4    Utah State                   10
*Mathis has 46 consecutive starts for the
                                                Spt. 11   Ole Miss                      5
Crimson Tide, the longest active streak on
                                                Spt. 18   W. Carolina                   6
the team.
                                                Spt. 25   at Arkansas                   5
                                                Oct. 2    S. Carolina                   6
*He has played 2,771 career snaps on the        Oct. 9    at Kentucky                   9
Alabama offensive line since his rookie         Oct. 16   Southern Miss                10
season.                                         Oct. 23   at Tennessee                  7
                                                Nov. 6    Miss. State                   3
*Mathis switched from right tackle to left      Nov. 13   at LSU                        7
guard this spring and has started all three     Nov. 20   Auburn                        8
games for the Crimson Tide this season at       Dec. 31   Minnesota
his new position.

*He has started all 11 games at left guard
this season and has a logged a team-high 693
snaps on the offensive line this season.

*Mathis had graded 90 percent or better in
seven of the 11 games this season.

*He has recorded a team-high 73 knockdown
blocks.

*Mathis graded 93 percent and added a season-
high 10 knockdown blocks in Alabama’s 27-3
win over Southern Miss on Oct. 16th.

*He graded 90 percent and added eight knock-
down blocks in the regular season finale
against Auburn.

*As a junior (2003), Mathis started all 13
games and logged 762 snaps, despite pain
from nagging stress fractures in both legs.

*The Homewood native played an incredi-
ble 109 snaps in the Crimson Tide’s five-
overtime loss to Tennessee.

*As a sophomore (2002), Mathis played 935
snaps for the Crimson Tide, including a
season-high 85 snaps in the Southern Miss
game.

*He also logged 178 knockdown blocks as a
sophomore.



*As a redshirt freshman, Mathis played in
all 13 games and logged 462 snaps.



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      35 DeMECO RYANS, LB                          *Ryans added nine tackles and two TFLs              Ryans Game-By-Game Tackles
      Jr., Bessemer, Ala., 2VL                     in the Crimson Tide’s win at Kentucky on
                                                   Oct. 2.                                                            2002 Season
*A two- year starter at linebacker for the                                                         Date         Opponent               Solo-Ast-Total
Crimson Tide, Ryans has played in all 37           *Last year as a sophomore, Ryans burst          Aug. 31      M Tennessee                    0-2-2
games in his career.                               onto the scene with an astounding 126           Spt. 7       at Oklahoma                    1-0-1
                                                   tackles to rank on the school’s all-time sin-   Spt. 14      North Texas                    2-0-2
*In 37 career games, Ryans has recorded            gle-season charts.                              Spt. 21      Southern Mississippi           0-0-0
218 tackles, with 16 TFLs (-38) and 1 1/2                                                          Spt. 28      at Arkansas                    1-1-2
sacks (-11).                                       *Ryans missed Woodrow Lowe’s (1973)             Oct. 5       Georgia                        2-2-4
                                                   school record of 134 tackles by only eight      Oct. 19      Ole Miss                       1-3-4
*His 218 career tackles are the ninth-most         total stops last year.                          Oct. 26      at Tennessee                   1-0-1
among active SEC defensive players.                                                                Nov. 2       at Vanderbilt                  0-2-2
                                                         SINGLE-SEASON TACKLE LEADERS              Nov. 9       Miss State                     3-0-3
*The junior was on the preseason Butkus            Rk      Player (Year)               Tackles     Nov. 16      at LSU                         0-3-3
Award (top linebacker) watch list and the          1.      Woodrow Lowe (1973)            134      Nov. 23      Auburn                         1-2-3
Nagurski Award (top defensive player) watch        2.      DeMeco Ryans (2003)            126      Nov. 30      at Hawai’i                     0-0-0
list.                                              3.      Wayne Davis (1985)             125
                                                   4.      Thomas Boyd (1980)             120                         2003 Season
*Also named to the Ronnie Lott Watch List,                 Mike Hall (1968)               120      Date        Opponent                Solo-Ast-Total
presented to the defensive football player         6.      Saleem Rasheed (2001)          119      Aug. 30     South Florida                   4-3-7
with the most impact based on perfor-                      Keith McCants (1989)           119      Spt. 6      Oklahoma                      6-10-16
mance, academics, community service, etc.                  Marty Lyons (1978)             119      Spt. 13     Kentucky                        5-2-7
                                                    9.     Barry Krauss (1978)            112      Spt. 20     Northern Illinois               6-2-8
*In 11 games this season, Ryans is second on       10.     Brooks Daniels (2002)          110      Spt. 27     Arkansas                     13-12-25
the team with 65 tackles. He also has six          11.     Roman Harper (2003)            111      Oct. 4      at Georgia                      6-3-9
TFLs (-11), one interception, one force            12.     Derrick Pope (2003)            105      Oct. 11     Southern Miss                  7-6-13
fumble and one fumble recovery.                    13.     Brooks Daniels (2001)          102      Oct. 18     at Ole Miss                     3-2-5
                                                           Marcus Spencer (2000)          102      Oct. 25     Tennessee                      9-4-13
*He is the co-leader (Harper) with 36 solo                                                         Nov. 8      at Miss. State                  4-1-5
tackles.                                           *He combined with Roman Harper (114)            Nov. 15     LSU                             4-2-6
                                                   and Derrick Pope (108) to become the            Nov. 22     at Auburn                      4-6-10
*Ryans closed out the 2004 regular season          first threesome in Alabama history with         Nov. 29     at Hawai’i                      2-0-2
with 17 tackles against LSU (9) and                100 or more tackles in the same season.
Auburn (8).                                                                                                           2004 Season
                                                   *The Bessemer native set the Alabama single-    Date       Opponent                 Solo-Ast-Total
*He recorded seven tackles in the win over         game record with 25 tackles (13 solos and 12    Spt. 4     Utah State                       0-0-0
                                                   assists) in the double-overtime loss to         Spt. 11    Ole Miss                         1-2-3
Miss. State to give him 201 career tackles.
                                                   Arkansas on Sept. 27, 2003.                     Spt. 18    W. Carolina                      0-2-2
He is one of three UA current players with 200+
                                                                                                   Spt. 25    at Arkansas                     6-4-10
career tackles, joining Cornelius Wortham                                                          Oct. 2     S. Carolina                      2-3-5
and Roman Harper.                                  *The previous record for tackles in a game
                                                   was 24 set by Mike Hall vs. Clemson in          Oct. 9     at Kentucky                      8-1-9
                                                                                                   Oct. 16    Southern Miss                    4-1-5
*Ryans posted his first career interception        1968 and Wayne Davis vs. Texas A&M in
                                                                                                   Oct. 23    at Tennessee                     5-2-7
in the loss at Tennessee on Oct. 16 to set         1985.
                                                                                                   Nov. 6     Miss. State                      3-4-7
up the Tide’s lone touchdown of the game.                                                          Nov. 13    at LSU                           3-6-9
                                                   *Ryans had nearly as many tackles in the        Nov. 20    Auburn                           3-5-8
                                                   2003 Arkansas game (25) as he did his           Dec. 31    Minnesota
                                                   entire freshman year (27).
                                                                                                         Ryans Game-By-Game TFLs
 IT’S ACADEMIC                                     *Speaking of his freshman season, Ryans         Date            Opponent              TFL (Yards)
                                                   was one of only two true freshmen to see        9-28-02         at Arkansas                 1 (-1)
 *An outstanding student, Ryans carries a
 cumulative 3.5 grade point average at the         action in 2001 and was the only true fresh-     9-6-03          Oklahoma                    2 (-4)
 Capstone.                                         man to start a game under former coach          10-11-03        Southern Miss           1.5 (-11)
 *Ryans carried a 4.0 GPA this summer and has      Dennis Franchione.                              10-25-03        Tennessee                   2 (-4)
 passed a total of 44 credit hours since August,
 2003.                                                                                             11-15-03         LSU                        1 (-2)
                                                   *As a freshman (2002), Ryans had 27 tackles     11-22-03         Auburn                     2 (-5)
 *Serves as the football team’s captain of the     (12 solos), one TFL (-1), two QB pressures
 High Tide Club, for top overall grade point                                                       10-9-04         Kentucky                    2 (-5)
 average in the last year.                         and one fumble recovery in 13 games.            10-23-04        Tennessee                   1 (-1)
 *Member of the University of Alabama                                                              11-6-04         Miss. State                 2 (-4)
 Student-Advisory Board.                           *He made his lone start as a freshman in        11-13-04        at LSU                      1 (-1)
                                                   the season finale at Hawai’i (Nov. 30,
 *Ryans was a 2003 SEC Academic honor roll
 selection as well as a member of the              2002).
 CoSIDA/Verizon Academic District IV team.
 *Earned the Sylvester Croom Committment to
 Excellence Award in the spring of 2004.




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      41, ROMAN HARPER, FS                        *As a junior (2003), Harper was second on          Harper Game-By-Game Tackles
      Jr., Prattville, Ala., 2VL                  the team with 114 tackles and joined DeMeco
                                                  Ryans (126) and Derrick Pope (105) as the                        2002 Season
*A two- year starter at safety for the Crimson    only trio in school history to record 100      Date        Opponent               Solo-Ast-Total
Tide, Harper has played in 36 games in his        tackles in the same season.                    Aug. 31     M Tennessee                    2-2-4
UA career.                                                                                       Spt. 7      at Oklahoma                    2-2-4
                                                  *Harper is one of just 13 players in school    Spt. 14     North Texas                    1-1-2
*Played the last two seasons at strong safe-      history with 100 tackles in a single-season.   Spt. 21     Southern Mississippi           1-0-1
ty before making the move to free safety                                                         Spt. 28     at Arkansas                      DNP
this season.                                      *In addition to the 111 stops, Harper also     Oct. 5      Georgia                        0-1-1
                                                  added three PBUs, one interception and         Oct. 19     Ole Miss                       3-2-5
*He missed one game (Arkansas) during             recovered one fumble.                          Oct. 26     at Tennessee                   1-0-1
the 2002 season due to the death of his                                                          Nov. 2      at Vanderbilt                  3-2-5
aunt.                                             *He had five double-digit tackle games         Nov. 9      Miss State                     2-1-3
                                                  and had a three-game stretch where he          Nov. 16     at LSU                         3-1-4
*In three seasons with the Crimson Tide,          averaged 15 stops per game.                    Nov. 23     Auburn                         0-1-1
Harper has logged 219 tackles, 12 PBUs, seven                                                    Nov. 30     at Hawai’i                    9-2-11
TFLs (-25), three sacks (-26), three inter-       *Harper logged a career-high 18 tackles in
ceptions, three forced fumbles and three          UA’s double-overtime loss to Arkansas.                           2003 Season
fumbles recovered.                                                                               Date       Opponent                Solo-Ast-Total
                                                  *As a freshman (2002), Harper played in        Aug. 30    South Florida                   7-2-9
*Harper is one of three current UA defenders      12 games and posted 42 tackles, one TFL        Spt. 6     Oklahoma                        3-4-7
with 200 career tackles, joining Cornelius        and two sacks.                                 Spt. 13    Kentucky                        2-1-3
Wortham and DeMeco Ryans.                                                                        Spt. 20    Northern Illinois             10-3-13
                                                  *Making his first career start at Alabama,     Spt. 27    Arkansas                      12-6-18
*Harper has started 25 consecutive games,         he logged 11 tackles at Hawai’i to close out   Oct. 4     at Georgia                    12-2-14
dating back to the 2002 season finale at          the 2002 season.                               Oct. 11    Southern Miss                   4-4-8
Hawai’i.                                                                                         Oct. 18    at Ole Miss                    9-2-11
                                                    UA SINGLE-SEASON TACKLE LEADERS              Oct. 25    Tennessee                      3-7-10
*Harper has also played in 32 consecutive         Rk    Player (Year)                Tackles     Nov. 8     at Miss. State                  2-0-2
games, dating back to the Georgia game            1.    Woodrow Lowe (1973)             134      Nov. 15    LSU                             4-2-6
(Oct. 5) during the 2002 season.                  2.    DeMeco Ryans (2003)             126      Nov. 22    at Auburn                      8-2-10
                                                  3.    Wayne Davis (1985)              125      Nov. 29    at Hawai’i                      3-0-3
*In 11 games this season, Harper is third on      4.    Thomas Boyd (1980)              120
the UA team with 63 tackles.                            Mike Hall (1968)                120                        2004 Season
                                                  6.    Saleem Rasheed (2001)           119      Date      Opponent                 Solo-Ast-Total
*He is the co-leader (Ryans) with 36 solo               Keith McCants (1989)            119      Spt. 4    Utah State                       1-0-1
                                                        Marty Lyons (1978)              119      Spt. 11   Ole Miss                        6-5-11
tackles.
                                                   9.   Barry Krauss (1978)             112      Spt. 18   W. Carolina                      1-2-3
                                                  10.   Brooks Daniels (2002)           110      Spt. 25   at Arkansas                    10-4-14
*In addition, Harper has six TFLs (-24),                                                         Oct. 2    S. Carolina                      4-4-8
six breakups, one sack (-15), one pressure        11.   Roman Harper (2003)             111
                                                  12.   Derrick Pope (2003)             105      Oct. 9    at Kentucky                      3-0-3
and one forced fumble.                                                                           Oct. 16   Southern Miss                    2-0-2
                                                  13.   Brooks Daniels (2001)           102
                                                                                                 Oct. 23   at Tennessee                     5-2-7
*He has two double-digit tackle games this sea-         Marcus Spencer (2000)           102
                                                                                                 Nov. 6    Miss. State                      3-2-5
son, including a season-high 14 stops in                                                         Nov. 13   at LSU                           0-3-3
the loss at Arkansas (Sept. 25, 2004).                                                           Nov. 20   Auburn                           1-5-6
                                                                                                 Dec. 31   Minnesota
*Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after
his season-high 11 tackle performance
against the Ole Miss Rebels on Sept. 11,
2004. Harper also added one sack (-15),
caused one fumble, two pass deflections
and one quarterback hurry.

*In the 2004 season opener with Utah
State, Harper recorded his second career inter-
ception and returned the ball 26 yards to set
up Alabama’s first touchdown of the sea-
son.




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     26, CHARLIE PEPRAH, SS                       *Peprah’s interception return marked the                     SINGLE-SEASON PASS BREAKUPS
      Jr., Plano, Texas, 2 VL                     first time since 1979 (EJ Junior, 57-yard             Rank      Yds                                Player (Yrs)
                                                  interception return vs. Georgia Tech) that            1.        24                       John Mangum (1989)
                                                  the defense had scored the first touchdown            2.        19                       Efrum Thomas (1989)
*A three-year starter at cornerback and safety
                                                  of the season.                                        3.        16                           Milo Lewis (1999)
for the Crimson Tide, Peprah has played
                                                                                                        4.        15                      Charlie Peprah (2003)
in all 37 games in his UA career.
                                                  *He had double-figure tackle games                    5.        14                     Fernando Bryant (1996)
                                                  against Georgia (10) and LSU (13) and                 6.        13                       John Mangum (1988)
*Peprah played the last two seasons at free                                                             7.        12                         Gerald Dixon (2002)
safety before making the move to strong           had interceptions against South Florida,
                                                                                                                  12                    Jeremiah Castille (1982)
safety this season.                               Arkansas, Miss. State and LSU.
                                                                                                                  12                             Stan Gay (1982
                                                                                                        10.       11                         Ricky Tucker (1978)
*The junior missed all but one day of pre-        *Peprah started eight of 13 games as red-                       11                         Benny Perrin (1981)
season camp with an injury, but was in the        shirt freshman in 2002.
opening day lineup for the second straight                                                                    Peprah Game-By-Game Tackles
year.                                             *He logged 47 tackles, one TFL and tied
                                                  Waine Bacon for the team lead with four                                    2002 Season
*In three seasons with the Crimson Tide,          interceptions.                                        Date            Opponent                Solo-Ast-Total
Peprah has logged 156 tackles, including six                                                            Aug. 31         Middle Tennessee                2-0-2
TFLs (-11), with 25 passes defended, nine         *He scored his first collegiate touchdown             Spt. 7          at Oklahoma                     4-0-4
interceptions and recovered two fumbles.          against Georgia to give Alabama a 25-24               Spt. 14         North Texas                     3-2-5
                                                  lead with 8:24 left in the game on Oct. 5,            Spt. 21         Southern Mississippi            2-1-3
*The 25 career pass deflections are tied with     2002.                                                 Spt. 28         at Arkansas                     3-0-3
Tommy Wilcox’s (1979-82) for fifth place                                                                Oct. 5          Georgia                         7-1-8
all-time at UA.                                   *Also had interceptions against Southern              Oct. 19         Ole Miss                        4-1-5
                                                  Miss, Tennessee and Hawai’i.                          Oct. 26         at Tennessee                    3-0-3
*Peprah has nine career interceptions and two                                                           Nov. 2          at Vanderbilt                   1-0-1
returns for touchdowns in his career. He is               CAREER INTERCEPTIONS (9)                      Nov. 9          Miss State                      2-1-3
one TD shy of tying Antonio Langham’s             Year    Opponent (Return)
                                                                                                        Nov. 16         at LSU                          1-1-2
(1990-93) all-time record of three career         2002    Southern Miss (7-yard return)
                                                                                                        Nov. 23         Auburn                          3-0-3
TDs.                                                      Georgia (35-yard return, TD)
                                                                                                        Nov. 30         at Hawai’i                      4-1-5
                                                          at Tennessee (48-yard return)
                                                          at Hawai’i (0 Return)
*Peprah also has 214 career interception return                                                                              2003 Season
yards to rank fifth on the school’s all-time                                                            Date        Opponent                    Solo-Ast-Total
                                                  2003    South Florida (51-yard return, TD)
list.                                                     Arkansas (6-yard return)                      Aug. 30     South Florida                       5-0-5
                                                          at Mississippi State (0 Return)               Spt. 6      Oklahoma                            4-0-4
*In 11 games this season, Peprah has 40                   LSU (36-yard return)                          Spt. 13     Kentucky                            2-0-2
tackles, including two TFLs (-5), two pass-                                                             Spt. 20     Northern Illinois                   6-1-7
es defended and one interception.                 2004    Southern Miss (31-yard return)                Spt. 27     Arkansas                            7-1-8
                                                                                                        Oct. 4      at Georgia                         8-2-10
*After missing most of the Miss. State                     CAREER TOUCHDOWN RETURNS                     Oct. 11     Southern Miss                       3-1-4
(Nov. 6) with a hamstring injury, Peprah          Rank    No                             Player (Yrs)   Oct. 18     at Ole Miss                         2-0-2
returned to the lineup against LSU (Nov.          1.      3              Antonio Langham (1990-93)      Oct. 25     Tennessee                           3-2-5
13) and recorded 15 tackles in his last two       2.      2              Charlie Peprah (2002-Pres)     Nov. 8      at Miss. State                      4-0-4
games.                                                    2                  Reggie Myles (1998-01)     Nov. 15     LSU                               13-0-13
                                                          2            Steve Higginbotham (1968-71)     Nov. 22     at Auburn                           2-0-2
*He had a season-high nine tackles,                       2                   Bobby Johns (1965-67)
                                                                                                        Nov. 29     at Hawai’i                          2-1-3
including one TFL (-3) against No. 2                      2                  Hootie Ingram (1952-54)
Auburn in the regular-season finale.                                                                                         2004 Season
                                                         CAREER INTERCEPTION RETURN YDS                 Date       Opponent                     Solo-Ast-Total
*As a junior (2003), Peprah logged a              Rank    Yds                           Player (Yrs)    Spt. 4     Utah State                           1-1-2
career-high 69 tackles, including three TFLs      1.      255                  Bobby Luna (1951-54)     Spt. 11    Ole Miss                             1-0-1
(-5).                                             2.      234                 Harry Gilmer (1944-47)    Spt. 18    W. Carolina                          1-2-3
                                                  3.      229            Antonio Langham (1990-93)      Spt. 25    at Arkansas                          5-0-5
                                                  4.      227         Steve Higgonbotham (1969-71)      Oct. 2     S. Carolina                          4-3-7
*He also had 15 pass deflections and four
                                                  5.      214            Charlie Peprah (2002-Pres)     Oct. 9     at Kentucky                          1-0-1
interceptions for the Crimson Tide.               6.      199             Reggie Myles (1998-2001)      Oct. 16    Southern Miss                        2-1-3
                                                  7.      173               Hootie Ingram (1952-54)     Oct. 23    at Tennessee                         1-2-3
*Peprah’s 15 PBUs ranked fourth on the single-
                                                                                                        Nov. 6     Miss. State                          0-0-0
season list at UA behind John Mangum (24,                       CAREER PASS BREAKUPS                    Nov. 13    at LSU                               3-3-6
1989), Efrum Thomas (19, 1989) and Milo           Rank    Yds                           Player (Yrs)    Nov. 20    Auburn                               5-4-9
Lewis (16, 1999).                                 1.      47                John Mangum (1985-88)       Dec. 31    Minnesota
                                                  2.      31              Fernando Bryant (1995-98)
*He scored the first touchdown in the             3.      30             Jeremiah Castille (1979-82)
Mike Shula era with a 51-yard interception        4.      27                  Ricky Tucker (1977-80)
return in the 2003 season opener.                 5.      25                Tommy Wilcox (1979-82)
                                                          25             Charlie Peprah (2002-Pres)



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                         2004 Alabama Football Depth Chart
                                                                 OFFENSE
  LT   70   Wesley Britt         (6-9, 298, Sr.)............... 4-yr starter ... AA candidate ... Played in 45 career games at UA with over 2,700 snaps ...
       72   Chris Capps          (6-5, 293, Fr.)............... Played in six games ... Totaled 70 snaps ... season-high 24 snaps vs. WCU ... 5 snaps vs. AU
  LG   51   Evan Mathis          (6-5, 296, Sr.)............... 4-yr starter ... All-SEC candidate ... Lds UA w/46 consecutive starts ... 63 snaps vs. AU ...
       63   Mark Sanders         (6-7, 328, Jr.) ............... Played in five games ... Played 40 total snaps, including career-high 16 vs. Kentucky ...
   C   74   JB Closner           (6-4, 290, Jr.) ............... 2-yr starter ... 31 career games (23 starts) ... Played 63 snaps vs. AU ...
       76   Travis West          (6-3, 280, Fr.)............... Played in four games ... 63 snaps ... 16 snaps vs. MSU ... UA debut (24 snaps) vs. WCU ...
       52   Taylor Britt         (6-4, 278, Jr.) ............... 2nd of three Britt brothers on UA team ... Played 22 snaps in four games this year ...
  RG   79   Danny Martz          (6-4, 288, Sr.)............... Played in 26 career games (13 starts) ... First-year as full-time starter ... 63 snaps vs. AU
       73   Justin Moon          (6-5, 296, Fr.)............... Played in five games, with 45 total snaps ... 5 snaps vs. MSU ... 18 snaps vs. WCU
  RT   58   Kyle Tatum           (6-7, 298, So.).............. 11 career starts on o-line ... 63 snaps vs AU ... Played DT last year as frosh ...
       60   Von Ewing            (6-5, 294, Jr.) ............... Played in just 11 career games (85 snaps) for UA ... Career-high 24 snaps vs. WCU ...
  TE   88   Clint Johnston       (6-4, 251, Jr.) ............... Played in 32 career gms, with 13 starts ... Started 9 gms this year ... DNP vs. MSU and AU
       80   Trent Davidson       (6-5, 242, Fr.)............... Played 10 games ... Started vs. Auburn (38 snaps) due to injuries to Johnston and Cavan
       87   David Cavan          (0-0, 000, Sr.)............... Played in nine games this year ... Missed last two games with cracked vertebrea ...
       31   Greg McLain          (6-2, 246, Jr.) ............... Played in four games this season ... 21 snaps ... Season-high 10 snaps at UK ...
  QB   13   Spencer Pennington   (6-4, 215, Jr.) ............... Started seven career games (3-4, .429) ... Career highs for completions, atts and yds vs. AU
       18   Marc Guillon         (6-3, 212, So.).............. 0-2 as starter ... Completed 15 of 36 passes for 120 yds in two starts ... Three INTs in 2 gm
        8   Adam Thrash          (6-4, 215, Fr.)............... Non-scholarship player ... Has not seen varsity action ...
  TB   34   Kenneth Darby        (5-11, 205, So.)............ Played 22 gms ... 2nd leading rusher (96.3) ... Had 19 rush yds vs. AU (injured ankle) ...
       28   Aaron Johns          (5-10, 185, Fr.)............. Played in 7 games ... 47 rushes for 185 yards this year ... 9 rushes for 24 yds vs Auburn ...
  FB   33   Le’Ron McClain       (6-1, 255, So.).............. Played in 22 gms ... Excellent blocker ... 11 rushes, 59 yards ... Ankle injury in last 2 gms
       38   Josh Smith           (5-10, 217, Sr.)............. Played in five games this season at FB ... Only four rushes for 12 yards in 2004 ...
  FL   22   DJ Hall              (6-3, 183, Fr.)............... 1st freshman WR to start (Ole Miss) since Ozzie Newsome (1974) ... 12 catches, 135 yds
        4   Tyrone Prothro       (5-8, 176, So.).............. Played in 20 gms, including one start (Utah State) ... Caught pass in all 11 gms (21-265-1)
  SE   11   Matt Caddell         (6-0, 178, Fr.)............... 11 games ... Leads UA with 310 yds and 22.1 yards per catch ... 142 yds in last 2 games ...
       81   Keith Brown          (6-3, 180, Fr.)............... 9 games ... 3rd leading receiver (14-239-1) ... 3 catches for 51 yards vs. Miss. State ...
       37   Matt Miller          (6-3, 210, Jr.) ............... Third generation UA player ... 1st career catch vs. W Carolina ...
  PK   15   Brian Bostick        (5-11, 213, Sr.)............. Three-year starter ... Made 49 of 52 (.942) kicks this year ... 2nd SEC in scoring (7.4 ppg)

                                                                 DEFENSE
 RDE47      Mark Anderson        (6-5, 253, Jr.) ............... 2-yr starter ... Played 37 consecutive gms ... One TFL in eight straight games ...
    91      Chris Harris         (6-5, 251, So.).............. 18 career games ... Played 162 snaps on d-line ... Career-high 28 snaps vs. USC ...
    94      Keith Saunders       (6-3, 242, Fr.)............... Played 24 snaps in four games this year ... Career-high nine snaps in UA debut vs. USU
RDT 99      Jeremy Clark         (6-3, 296, So.).............. Played in 21 games (18 starts) ... 295 total snaps ... 31 snaps vs. AU (3 tackles) ...
    98      Chris Turner         (6-3, 288, Jr.) ............... Played 67 snaps in eight games ... Career-high 13 snaps vs. W Carolina ... DNP vs. MSU
    50      Justin Britt         (6-4, 285, Fr.)............... Youngest of three Britt brothers ... Played 194 snaps in 10 gms ... 21 snaps vs. AU
LDT 90      Rudy Griffin         (6-0, 286, Jr.) ............... 10 starts ... 27 snaps vs AU (3 tackles) ... 1st career fumble ret vs. USC (24 yds) ...
    97      Anthony Bryant       (6-3, 334, Sr.)............... Played 47 games ... 292 snaps this yr ... 28 snaps (2 tkls) ... season-high 33 snaps at LSU ...
    96      Dominic Lee          (6-2, 301, So.).............. Played 15 games at UA ... 113 snaps this season ... 10 snaps vs. AU (3 tackles) ...
LDE 56      Todd Bates           (6-4, 263, Sr.)............... 33 career gms ... 11 starts ... SEC D-lineman of Week vs. USM (8 tkls, 3 TFL, 1 Sack) ...
    92      Wallace Gilberry     (6-2, 251, Fr.)............... 11 gms ... 4th in SEC with 6.5 sacks ... 3.5 sacks last 3 gms ... 7 TFLs in last 3 gms ...
WLB 8       Freddie Roach        (6-2, 239, Jr.) ............... 37 games ... 197 career tackles ... 4th leading tackler (48) this yr ... 31 snaps vs. AU (1 tkl)
    42      Juwan Garth          (6-2, 220, So.).............. Played in 20 games ... Missed Kentucky and USM (shoulder) ... 28 tackles this year ...
    44      Demarcus Waldrop     (5-11, 193, Fr.)............. 1st start at UK (27 snaps, 1 tkl) ... Played 211 plays in 11 games ... 22 tkls, 4 TFLs ...
MLB 16      Cornelius Wortham    (6-1, 233, Sr.)............... 45 gms ... Leads UA w/86 tackles ... 251 career tkls (8th all-time) ... 15 tkls vs. Auburn ...
     8      Freddie Roach        (6-2, 239, Jr.) ............... UA leading tackler at LSU (9 stops) ... One tackle shy of 200 career tackles ...
    93      Matt Collins         (6-1, 236, Fr.)............... Played in all 11 games ... Career-high 15 snaps vs. W Carolina ... 7 snaps vs. Auburn ...
SLB 35      DeMeco Ryans         (6-2, 232, Jr.) ............... 3-yr starter ... 37 gms played w/24 starts ... AA candidate ... 63 snaps vs. AU (8 tkls) ...
    55      Terrence Jones       (6-0, 216, So.).............. Played in 24 games ... Played 236 snaps in11 gms in ‘04 (17 tkls) ...
RCB  9      Anthony Madison      (5-9, 180, Sr.)............... 37 games played w/26 career starts ... 19 career PBUs ... 52 snaps vs AU (2 tkls) ...
    36      Eric Gray            (5-11, 190, Fr.)............. Played in seven gms ... 93 of 116 snaps on special tms ... Recovered fumble vs. W Carolina
 FS 41      Roman Harper         (6-1, 197, Jr.) ............... 3-yr starter ... 221 career tackles ... Leads UA w/36 solo stops ... 69 snaps vs. AU (6 tkls) ...
    10      Carlos Andrews       (6-1, 210, Sr.)............... Played in 48 career games, including 37 in a row ... No starts ... 61 snaps vs. MSU (7 tkls)
    43      Jeffrey Dukes        (6-3, 190, Jr.) ............... Played in 11 gms (77 snaps) ... Forced fumble vs. WCU ... Signed w/UA this August ...
 SS 26      Charlie Peprah       (5-11, 193, Jr.) ............. 3-yr starter ... Moved from CB to SS this year ... Two career TDs (INT returns) ... 9 INTs
    20      Marcus Carter        (6-1, 190, Fr.)............... Played in 10 gms (51 plays) ... Made Alabama debut vs. Utah State (8 plays) ...
LCB 17      Ramzee Robinson      (5-10, 192, So.)............ 24 career games w/12 starts ... 5th leading tackler (42) ... 53 snaps vs. AU (3 tackles) ...
     3      Simeon Castille      (6-1, 187, Fr.)............... Logged 276 plays in 10 gms ... 31-yard INT ret vs. Utah State ... 46 snaps vs. AU (1 tkl) ...
  P 21      Bo Freelend          (6-4, 260, Sr.)............... 2-yr starter ... Avg. 40.5 yards on 57 punts ... Ray Guy Award semifinalist ...
    25      Jeremy Schatz        (5-7, 151, Jr.) ............... UA debut vs. Southern Miss (Oct. 16) ... Dropped 40-yard punt on USM 6-yd line ...

                                                           SPECIAL TEAMS
  SN 95 Drew Lane                (6-1, 230, Jr.) ............... Junior college transfer replaces four-year snapper Nick Ridings ... Played in 11 games ...
HOLD 3 Alex Fox                  (5-9, 179, Sr.)............... Returns for his second season as UA’s holder for PATs and FGs ... Played in 11 games ...
 KOR  4 Tyrone Prothro           (5-8, 176, So.).............. Leads UA with 29.1 KOR ... 13 KOR for 378 yards this yr ... 100-yard KO return at UK ...
     11 DJ Hall                  (6-3, 183, Fr.)............... No returns this season ...
  PR  4 Tyrone Prothro           (5-8, 176, So.).............. Has four PR for 88 yds this year ... 40-yrd PR vs AU ... 1st career PR vs. MSU (19 yds) ...
     11 DJ Hall                  (6-3, 183, Fr.)............... No returns this season ...
  KO 86 Jamie Christensen        (6-0, 170, Fr.)............... Handled all kickoffs this year ... Boomed 22 touchbacks in 59 (.373) kickoffs ...
     14 Jeff Aul                 (6-2, 200, So.).............. Handled UA kickoff duties against S Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky last year ...



 ALABAMA VS. MINNESOTA                               WWW.ROLLTIDE.COM                                                                              PAGE 43
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ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (FIRST QUARTER)

ALABAMA           USU     UM      WCU     ARK      USC    UK      USM     UT      MSU    LSU    AU     UM
Points             10      0       14      0        0      7       10      7        0      7     3
First Downs         6      3        3      3        3      8        2      6        5      1     3
Rushing Yds        30     18       21     44       24     98       29     41       61      7    13
Passing Yds        53     39       24      9       30     18       26     50       33     48    62
Total Off.         83     57       45     53       54     116      55     91       94     55    75
3rd Dwn           1/4     0/2     2/4     0/2      0/3    2/3      0/1    2/4     2/4    1/3    1/4
4th Dwn           0/0     0/0     0/0     0/0      0/0    0/0      0/0    0/0     0/0    0/0    0/0
Time/Possession   10:12   7:14    6:50    6:09     7:55   11:57   4:50    10:12   7:35   5:44   9:47


OPPONENT          USU     UM      WCU     ARK      USC    UK      USM     UT      MSU    LSU    AU     UM
Points             7       0       0       7        3      0        0      7        7      0     0
First Downs        4       1       4       5        2      0        8      1        4      3     0
Rushing Yds       36      34      44      23       62     -3       77      1       90      8    -3
Passing Yds       57      28      54      75        0      7       -6      0       43     24    -4
Total Off.        87      62      98      98       62      4       71      1      113     32    -7
3rd Dwn           1/3     1/5     1/4     1/3      0/4    0/2     1/3     0/2      2/4   0/3    0/3
4th Dwn           0/0     0/0     0/0     0/0      0/1    0/0     1/1     0/0      0/0   0/0    0/0
Time/Possession   4:48    7:46    8:10    8:51     7:05   3:03    10:10   4:48    7:25   9:16   5:13




ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (SECOND QUARTER)
ALABAMA           USU     UM      WCU     ARK      USC    UK      USM     UT      MSU    LSU    AU     UM
Points              7      14      17      10       3     10       3       3       17     3      3
First Downs         4       7       9       6       5      9       2       2        7     3      1
Rushing Yds        69      50       87    132      99     93      63      12      130    37      9
Passing Yds        28      64     109      42      23     67       0      11       41    58      5
Total Off.         97     114     196     174      122    160     63      23      171    95     14
3rd Dwn           1/3     2/3     2/3     2/3      0/3    4/5     2/5     1/6      0/1   1/4    0/3
4th Dwn           0/0     0/0     0/0     0/0      0/0    0/0     0/0     0/0      0/0   1/1    0/0
Time/Possession   6:07    10:02   12:02   10:14    7:45   9:43    9:25    8:58    5:26   8:30   5:29

OPPONENT          USU     UM      WCU     ARK      USC    UK      USM     UT      MSU    LSU    AU     UM
Points              3      0        0      7        3      7       3       7        0     6      0
First Downs         4      3        2      5        4      6       0       3        3     5      6
Rushing Yds        10      3       20     45       18     75      17       8       20    70     54
Passing Yds        66     26       31     41       37     20       0      44        6    20     62
Total Off.         76     29       51     86       55     95      17      52       26    90     116
3rd Dwn            2/5    1/4     0/2     0/2      1/3    0/1     0/4     1/4     2/6    2/4    2/3
4th Dwn            0/0    0/0     0/0     0/0      0/0    1/1     0/0     0/0     0/1    0/0    0/0
Time/Possession   8:53    4:58    2:58    4:46     7:15   5:17    5:35    6:02    9:34   6:20   9:31




ALABAMA VS. MINNESOTA                             WWW.ROLLTIDE.COM                                          PAGE 44
 2004 Alabama Football Quarter Stats (3rd and 4th Qtr)

ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (THIRD QUARTER)
ALABAMA           USU     UM      WCU    ARK     USC     UK     USM     UT      MSU    LSU     AU     UM
Points             17       7       7     0       0      14      0       0        3     0       0
First Downs         6       5       4     4       1       3      5       2        4     3       3
Rushing Yds        39      63      43    61      11      66     103     29       36    51      16
Passing Yds       105      34      42    13      10      -2      34     23       22    -6      23
Total Off.        144      97      85    74      21      64     137     52       58    45      39
3rd Dwn           0/2     1/3     1/4    3/5     0/3     1/4    1/3     0/2      0/2   1/5     1/4
4th Dwn           0/0     0/0     0/0    0/0     0/0     1/1    0/1     0/0      0/0   0/0     0/1
Time/Possession   6:21    8:28    7:56   8:52    7:19    9:50   11:55   4:53    8:09   10:38   6:56


OPPONENT          USU     UM      WCU    ARK     USC     UK     USM     UT      MSU    LSU     AU     UM
Points              7       0       0     0      14       7      0       3        7     7      14
First Downs         4       4       1     3       3       4      1       7        4     1       8
Rushing Yds         8      39       8    52      53       3     18      48       25    19      26
Passing Yds        45      48       0     6       9      54     10      88       28     0      143
Total Off.         52      87       8    58      62      57     28      136      53    19      169
3rd Dwn           1/4     2/4      0/4   0/2     1/3     1/3    1/3     1/3     2/4    0/2     2/2
4th Dwn           0/0     0/0      0/0   0/0     0/0     0/0    0/0     0/0     0/0    0/0     0/0
Time/Possession   8:39    6:32    7:04   7:08    7:41    5:10   3:05    10:07   6:51   4:22    8:04




ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (FOURTH QUARTER)
ALABAMA           USU     UM      WCU    ARK     USC     UK     USM     UT      MSU    LSU     AU     UM
Points              14      7      14     0       0      14      14      3       10      0      7
First Downs          5      7       5     1       0       3       4      6        3      1      7
Rushing Yds        117     90      96    34       9      47      67     23       33    -13     12
Passing Yds         19     32      56    -7       4       0      12     29       17     14     136
Total Off.         136    122     152    27      13      47      79     52       50      1     148
3rd Dwn            2/3     4/4    1/3    1/4     0/2     1/4    2/4     2/4      2/5   0/4     1/3
4th Dwn            0/0     0/0    1/1    0/1     0/1     0/0    0/0     0/0      0/0   0/0     1/2
Time/Possession   10:04   11:28   8:23   6:01    3:01    9:26   8:21    9:53    9:52   6:34    5:01


OPPONENT          USU     UM      WCU    ARK     USC     UK     USM     UT      MSU    LSU     AU     UM
Points              0      7        0    13       0       3      0       0        0     13      7
First Downs         1      1        3     4       6       2      3       0        1      5      4
Rushing Yds         7     -1       11     91     70       2     36       6       -9     95     -3
Passing Yds        43     15       23     0       0      19     19       0       37     47     20
Total Off.         50     14       34     91     70      21     55       6       28    142     17
3rd Dwn           0/2     1/3     1/3    2/5     2/3     0/2    0/3     0/3     0/2    2/4     2/5
4th Dwn           0/1     0/1     0/1    1/1     1/1     0/0    0/0     0/0     0/1    0/0     1/2
Time/Possession   4:56    3:32    6:37   8:59    11:59   5:34   6:39    5:07    5:08   8:26    9:59




ALABAMA VS. MINNESOTA                           WWW.ROLLTIDE.COM                                           PAGE 45
                      2004 Alabama Football Scoring Drives
Opponent         Scoring Play (Quarter)                             Scoring Drive              LONGEST SCORING DRIVE
                                                                                    Most Plays: 14 at Kentucky (10-9-04)
Utah State       Brian Bostick 28 F (1)                              9-62-4:36                  14 at LSU (11-13-04)
Utah State       Clint Johnston 19 yd pass from Brodie Croyle (1)    2-21-0:45      Most Yards: 99 at Kentucky (10-9-04)
Utah State       Kenneth Darby 29-yard run (2)                       4-50-1:46                  98 vs. Ole Miss (9-11-04)
                                                                                    TOP:       7:30 at Kentucky (10-9-04)
Utah State       Simeon Castille 31-yard interception return (3)     NO DRIVE
Utah State       Keith Brown 57-yard pass from Croyle (3)            1-57-0:09      Scoring Drives:               46
Utah State       Bostick 32 FG (3)                                   9-57-2:56      Total Plays:                  296
Utah State       Tim Castille 1-yard run (4)                         7-65-2:44      Avg. Plays:                   6.4
Utah State       Ray Hudson 7-yard run (4)                           9-66-5:51      Total Yards:                  2,247
                                                                                    Avg. Yards:                   48.8
Ole Miss         Tim Castille 1-yard run (2)                        10-98-5:24
Ole Miss         Tyrone Prothro 15-yard pass from Croyle (2)         2- 8-0:30                  POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Ole Miss         Ray Hudson 13-yard pass from Croyle (3)             7-66-3:24      Opp.           Turnover                Points Off
Ole MIss         Hudson 46-yard run (4)                              5-85-2:31      USU            Interception            7 (TD)
                                                                                                   Interception            7 (TD Return)

W. Carolina      Johnston 9-yard pass from Croyle (1)                3-13-1:41      Ole Miss       Fumble                  7 (TD)
W. Carolina      Marcel Stamps 14-yard punt return (1)               NO DRIVE       WCU            Fumble                  0 (Punt)
W. Carolina      Darby 4-yard run (2)                               12-61-6:09                     Interception            0 (Fumble)
                                                                                                   Interception            3 (FG)
W. Carolina      Bostick 37-yard field goal (2)                      4- 5-1:48                     Fumble                  7 (TD)
W. Carolina      Matt Caddell 41-yard pass from Croyle (2)           1-41-0:11                     Fumble                  7 (TD)
W. Carolina      Darby 26-yard run (3)                               3-43-1:22      Arkansas       Intercetpion            0 (Interception)
W. Carolina      Le’Ron McClain 3-yard pass from Croyle (4)          6-62-3:11
W. Carolina      McClain 14-yard run (4)                             6-34-2:30      S. Carolina Interception               0 (Interception)
                                                                                                Fumble                     0 (Interception)
                                                                                                Fumble                     0 (Downs)
Arkansas         Hudson 63-yard run (2)                              1-63-0:12
                                                                                    Kentucky       Fumble                  7 (TD Rush)
Arkansas         Bostick 37-yard FG (2)                             10-50-5:44                     Fumble                  7 (TD Rush)
                                                                                                   Fumble                  0 (Downs)
South Carolina   Bostick 29-yard FG (2)                              6-55-2:44      USM            Fumble                  7 (Rush TD)
                                                                                                   Interception            7 (Rush TD)
Kentucky         Castille 1-yard run (1)                            11-80-5:45      UT             Interception            7 (Rush TD)
Kentucky         Hudson 20-yard run (2)                             14-99-7:30                     Interception            0 (Punt)
Kentucky         Bostick 36-yard FG (2)                              8-61-2:13
                                                                                    MSU            Fumble                  7 (TD Pass)
Kentucky         Darby 2-yard run (3)                                2- 5-0:50
Kentucky         Darby 9-yard run (3)                                2-12-5:45      LSU            Fumble                  0 (Interception)
Kentucky         Prothro 100-yard kickoff return (4)                 NO DRIVE       Auburn         Interception            3 (FG)
Kentucky         Castille 2-yard run (4)                             2-15-0:12                     Fumble                  0 (Punt)

Southern Miss    Bostick 45-yard FG (1)                              8-52-4:05                 TWO-POINT CONVERSIONS
Southern Miss    Castille 1-yard run (2)                             2- 3-0:45
Southern Miss    Bostick 37-yard FG (2)                             11-60-5:04                 Alabama Crimson Tide (0-for-0)
Southern Miss    Darby 12-yard pass from Spencer Pennington (4)     10-86-5:51
Southern Miss    Darby 9-yard run (4)                                1-9-0:05                  GOAL-TO-GO SITUATIONS
                                                                                    Opp            Total          TDs      FGs           TOs
                                                                                    USU              3             2        1             0
Tennessee        Castille 2-yard run (1)                             5-44-1:53      MISS             3             2        0             0*
Tennessee        Bostick 34-yard FG (2)                             12-43-5:47      WCU              2             1        0             1
Tennessee        Bostick 47-yard FG (4)                             12-36-6:09      ARK              0             0        0             0
                                                                                    USC              0             0        0             0
Miss. State      Bostick 24-yard FG (2)                             13-73-4:39      UK               3             3        0             0
Miss. State      Prothro 21-yard run (2)                             4-82-1:37      USM              2             2        0             0
Miss. State      Darby 14-yard run (2)                               6-85-2:01      UT               1             1        0             0
Miss. State      Bostick 34-yard FG (3)                              8-57-4:33      MSU              2             1        1             0
Miss. State      Bostick 47-yrad FG (4)                              4- 6-2:13      LSU              3             1        1             1
                                                                                    AU               2                      1             1
Miss State       McLain 4-yard pass from Pennington (4)              3- 9-1:34      TOTALS          18            13        3             2
LSU              Darby 1-yard run (1)                                4-53-1:45      * -- Alabama elected the end the game by running out
LSU              Bostick 26-yard FG (2)                             14-72-6:53      the clock vs. Ole Miss after obtaining first and goal with
                                                                                    less than one minute left in the game.
Auburn           Bostick 42-yard FG (1)                              9-55-4:20
Auburn           Bostick 22-yard FG (2)                              4- 1-2:11
Auburn           DJ Hall 18-yard pass from Pennington               11-84-2:16




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                   2004 Opponents Football Scoring Drives
Opponent         Scoring Play (Quarter)                            Scoring Drive              LONGEST SCORING DRIVE
                                                                                   Most Plays:                   12 by Arkansas (10-25-04)
Utah State       Kevin Robinson 35-yard pass from Travis Cox (1)    5-70-1:34      Most Yards:                   82 by Miss. State (11-6-04)
Utah State       Ben Chaet 44-yard FG (2)                           3-18-0:11      TOP:                          6:12 by Arkansas (10-25-04)
Utah State       Chris Forbes 21-yard pass from Cox (3)             6-72-2:23      Scoring Drives:               27

Ole Miss         Eric Rice 6-yard pass from Ethan Flatt (4)        10-66-3:57      Total Plays:                  180
                                                                                   Avg. Plays:                   6.7
Arkansas         Matt Jones 9-yard run (1)                          9-79-4:47      Total Yards:                  1,298
                                                                                   Avg. Yards:                   48.01 yards
Arkansas         Jones 18-yard pass to Peyton Hillis (2)            6-84-1:12
Arkansas         Hillis 7-yard run (4)                             12-80-6:12
Arkansas         Howard 5-yard run (4)                              5-23-1:16                 POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
                                                                                   Opp.           Turnover                     Points Off
                                                                                   USU            None                         None
South Carolina   Josh Brown 29-yard FG (1)                           5- 45-2:06
South Carolina   Brown 28-yard FG (2)                               11-69-5:08     Ole Miss       Fumble                       0 (Miss FG)
                                                                                                  Fumble                       0 (Punt)
South Carolina   Syvelle Newton 8-yard run (3)                       3- 20-0:53
South Carolina   Syvelle Newton 8-yard run (3)                       1- 8-0:05     WCU            Fumble                       0 (Punt)
                                                                                   Arkansas       Interception                 0 (Punt)
Kentucky         Shane Boyd 1-yard run (2)                          11-78-4:55                    Fumble                       0 (Punt)
Kentucky         Jeremy Drobney 38-yard pass from Boyd (3)           3- 51-0:25    S. Carolina Interception                    0 (Punt)
Kentucky         Taylor Begley 52-yard FG (4)                       10-40-5:45                 Interception                    7 (Rush TD)
                                                                                               Interception                    7 (Rush TD)
                                                                                               Interception                    0 (Fumble)
Southern Miss    Darren McCaleb 37-yard FG (2)                      11-60-4:32
                                                                                   Kentucky       None                         None
Tennessee        Parys Haralson 18-yard fumble return (1)           NO DRIVE       USM            Interception                 0 (Interception)
Tennessee        Jayson Swain 19-yard pass from Erik Ainge (2)      3-29-0:48
                                                                                   UT             Fumble                       7 (Fumble Return)
Tennessee        James Wilhoit 40-yard FG (3)                       8-57-3:28                     Interception                 0 (End of Game)

Miss. State      Jerious Norwood 50-yard run (1)                    4-82-1:44      MSU            Interception                 0 (Downs)
                                                                                                  Fumble                       0 (Punt)
Miss. State      Tee Milons 28-yard pass from Omarr Conner (3)      6-54-2:39                     Interception                 0 (Punt)
                                                                                   LSU            Interception                 0 (Punt)
LSU              Ryan Gaudet 32-yard FG (2)                          8-35-3:33                    Fumble                       7 (Fumble Return)
LSU              Gaudet 28-yard FG (2)                               9-65-3:47
                                                                                   Auburn         Interception                 0 (Interception)
LSU              Cameron Vaughn 8-yard fumble return (3)             NO DRIVE
LSU              Joseph Addai 35-yard pass from JeMarcus Russell (4) 4-63-2:05
LSU              Addai 47-yard run (4)                               2-49-0:53                TWO-POINT CONVERSIONS

Auburn           Carnell Williams 5-yard run (3)                      6-80-2:41                   UA Opponents (0-for-0)
Auburn           Courtney Taylor 32-yard pass from Jason Campbell (3) 9-58-3:32
Auburn           Ronnie Brown 2-yard run (4)                         10-52-5:20               GOAL-TO-GO SITUATIONS
                                                                                   Opp            Total          TDs           FGs           TOs
                                                                                   USU              0             0             0             0
                                                                                   MISS             1             1             0             0
                                                                                   WCU              1             0             0             1
                                                                                   ARK              3             3             0             0
                                                                                   USC              2             2             0             0
                                                                                   UK               1             1             0             0
                                                                                   USM              0             0             0             0
                                                                                   UT               0             0             0             0
                                                                                   MSU              0             0             0             0
                                                                                   LSU              1             0             1             0
                                                                                   AU               3             2             0             0
                                                                                   TOTALS          12             9             1             1




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     2004 UA Big Plays From Scrimmage (25 Yards or Longer)
Utah State (September 4)                                                                              RED ZONE
Yds       Description                                                           Opp.          No.         TD        FG         TOs
 57       Brodie Croyle 57-yard pass to Keith Brown (TD)                        USU            5           3         2          0
 47       Ray Hudson 47-yard rush                                               MISS           4           3         0          0*
 31       Simeon Castille 31-yard interception return (TD)                      WCU            6           4         1          1
 29       Kenneth Darby 29-yard rush (TD)                                       ARK            1           0         1          0
 28       Tyrone Prothro 28-yard punt return                                    USC            2           0         1          0*
 26       Roman Harper 26-yard interception return                              UK             6           5         1          0
                                                                                USM            4           3         1          0
Ole Miss (September 11)                                                         UT             3           1         2          0
Yds       Description                                                           MSU            4           2         2          0
 46       Ray Hudson 46-yard rush (TD)                                          LSU            3           1         1          1
 35       Kennth Darby 35-yard rush                                             AU             5           1         2          1*
 34       Brodie Croyle 34-yard pass to Matt Caddell                            TOTALS        43          23        14          3*

Western Carolina (September 18)                                                 Red Zone Stats:           37 for 43 (.860)
Yds      Description                                                            TD Stats:                 23 for 43 (.534)
                                                                                Total Points:             203
 44      Aaron Johns 44-yard rush                                               Avg. Pts per Trip:        4.72 points
 41      Brodie Croyle 41-yard pass to Matt Caddell (TD)
 39      Marc Guillon 36-yard pass to Ezekial Knight                             * -- In addition to three red zone turnovers thsi
 26      Kenneth Darby 26-yard rush (TD)                                        year, Alabama elected to run out the clock on its
                                                                                final red zone possession against Ole Miss,
                                                                                missed a FG against South Carolina and turned
Arkansas (September 25)                                                         the ball over downs against Auburn.
Yds      Description
 63      Ray Hudson 63-yard run (TD)
                                                                                                    OPENING DRIVE
South Carolina (October 2)                                                      Opp.          1st Half              2nd Half
                                                                                USU            FG                   TD Pass
Yds      Description                                                            Ole MIss       Fumble                Punt
 40      Tim Castille 40-yard run                                               WCU           TD Pass                Punt
                                                                                Arkansas      Punt                   Punt
Kentucky (October 9)                                                            S. Carolina    Interception          Punt
                                                                                Kentucky       Blocked FG            Punt
Yds      Description                                                            USM            FG                    Punt
         None                                                                   Tennessee      Fumble                Punt
                                                                                Miss. State    Punt                  Punt
Southern Miss (October 16)                                                      LSU           Punt                   Punt
                                                                                Auburn         FG                   Punt
Yds      Description
 35      Spencer Pennington 35-yard pass to Tyrone Prothro
 31      Kenneth Darby 31-yard rush                                                    GAME-BY-GAME TURNOVERS
 31      Charlie Peprah 31-yard interception return                             Opp.          Fum         INT       Tot
                                                                                USU            0           0         0
                                                                                Ole Miss       2           0         2
Tennessee (October 23)                                                          WCU            1           0         1
Yds      Description                                                            Arkansas       1           1         2
         None                                                                   S. Carolina    0           4         4
                                                                                Kentucky       0           0         0
                                                                                S. Miss        0           1         1
Mississippi State (November 6)                                                  Tennessee      1           1         2
Yds       Description                                                           Miss. State    1           2         3
 45       Kenneth Darby 45-yard run                                             LSU            1           1         2
 40       Spencer Pennington 40-yard pass to Keith Brown                        Auburn         0           1         1
                                                                                TOTALS         6          10        16
LSU (November 13)
Yds      Description                                                                   ALABAMA TURNOVER MARGIN
 48      Matt Caddell 48-yard pass from Spencer Pennington                                       (Takeaways/Giveaways)
                                                                                Opp.          UA         Opp.     +/-
                                                                                USU            0          2        +2
Auburn (November 20)                                                            Ole MIss       2          1        -1
Yds      Description                                                            WCU            1          5       +4
 48      Matt Caddell 48-yard pass from Spencer Pennington                      Arkansas       2          1       -1
 40      Keith Brown 40-yard pass from Pennington                               S. Carolina    4          3       -1
                                                                                Kentucky       0          3       +3
 40      Tyrone Prothro 40-yard punt return                                     S. Miss        1          2       +1
                                                                                Tennessee      2          2        0
                                                                                Miss. State    3          1       -2
                                                                                LSU            2          1       -1
                                                                                Auburn         1          2       +1
                                                                                TOTALS        18         23       +5




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    2004 Opp. Big Plays From Scrimmage (25 Yards or Longer)
Utah State (September 4)                                                                           RED ZONE
Yds       Description                                                         Opp.          No.       TD       FG          TOs
 43       Leon Jackson 43-yard pass to B. Schneider                           USU            0         0        0           0
 35       Travis Cox 35-yard pass to Kevin Robinson (TD)                      MISS           2         1        0           0
                                                                              WCU            1         0        0           1
Ole Miss (September 11)
                                                                              ARK            4         4        0           0
Yds       Description
 44       Mike Espy 44-yard kickoff return                                    USC            7         2        2           2*
 31       Ethan Flatt 31-yard pass to Eric Rice                               UK             1         1        0           0
                                                                              USM            1         0        1           0
Western Carolina (September 18)                                               UT             2         1        0           0
Yds      Description                                                          MSU            0         0        0           0
 32      Xavier Goddard 32-yard KO Return                                     LSU            2         0        2           0
 25      Bennett Swygert 25-yard pass to Michael Reeder                       AU             3         2        0           0*
                                                                              TOTALS        20        9         5           3*
Arkansas (September 25)
Yds      Description                                                          Red Zone Stats:    14 for 20 (.700)
 50      Matt Jones 50-yard run                                               TD Stats:           9 for 20 (.450)
 41      Matt Jones 41-yard pass to Cedric Washington                         Total Points:      77
                                                                              Avg. Pts per Trip: 3.85 points
South Carolina (Oct. 2)
Yds      Description                                                          South Carolina elected not to score as they ran
 40      Tremaine Tyler 40-yard interception return                           out the fourth quarter clock against Alabama.
 39      D. Summers 39-yard run
 36      Ko Simpson 36-yard interception return                               Auburn missed a second quarter field goal as the
                                                                              half ended.
Kentucky (October 9)
                                                                                                OPENING DRIVE
Yds      Description
 38      Jeremy Drobney 38-yard pass from Shane Boyd (TD)                     Opp.          1st Half        2nd Half
                                                                              USU           Punt               Interception (TD)
                                                                              Ole Miss      Punt               Punt
Southern Miss (October 16)                                                    WCU           Punt               Punt
Yds      Description                                                          Arkansas      Rush TD            Punt
         None                                                                 S. Carolina   Punt               Interception
                                                                              Kentucky      Punt               Punt
Tennessee (October 23)                                                        S. Miss       Punt               Punt
Yds      Description                                                          Tennessee     Fumble Return TD   FG
 37      Jayson Swain 37-yard pass from Erik Ainge                            Miss. State   Rush TD            Pass TD
                                                                              LSU           Punt               Punt
                                                                              Auburn        Punt               Rush TD
Mississippi State (Nov. 6)
Yds       Description
 50       Jerious Norwood 50-yard run (TD)
 28       Tee Milons 28-yard pass from Omarr Conner (TD)                             GAME-BY-GAME TURNOVERS
 28       McKinley Scott 28-yard pass from Omarr Conner (TD)                  Opp.          Fum       INT      Tot
                                                                              USU            0         2        2
                                                                              Ole Miss       1         0        1
LSU (November 13)                                                             WCU            3         2        5
Yds      Description                                                          Arkansas       0         1        1
 47      Joseph Addai 47-yard run (TD)                                        S. Carolina    2         1        3
 44      Corey Webster 44-yard interception return                            Kentucky       3         0        3
 35      Alley Broussard 35-yard run                                          S. Miss        1         1        2
 35      Joseph Addai 35-yard pass from JeMarcus Russell (TD)                 Tennessee      0         2        1
                                                                              Miss. State    1         0        1
Auburn (November 20)                                                          LSU            1         0        1
Yds      Description                                                          Auburn         1         1        2
                                                                              TOTALS        13        10       23
 51      Devon Aromashodu 51-yard pass from Jason Campbell
 32      Courtney Taylor 32-yard pass from Campbell (TD)




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