Since coach Nick Saban took over in 2007, Alabama has won 66 consecutive games against unranked teams. Overall, the Crimson Tide is 66-3 (after four vacated wins) in unranked games in the Saban era. The streak started against Colorado in the Independence Bowl.
Alabama’s win over Fresno State was the 52nd game as No. 1 since Saban took over, which is the most games ever by a coach at one school. He has won 46 of those games, which is six more games than any other team has won.
Four players made their first starts against Fresno State: defensive lineman Raekwon Davis, defensive back Levi Wallace and linebackers Keith Holcombe and Jamey Mosley.
Alabama has held teams under 300 yards for the 90th time since 2007.
Best Nick Saban Quote
On the Offensive line
Saban: I think they did a better job in this game. I think when you have the ball in a third and 2 on the 2, and you tell them that if we gain a yard we will go for it on fourth and 1, and you don’t gain a yard when everyone has a chance to get moving at the point of attack, and you don’t get any. Am I happy about that? No. Did they play better today? Yes. You’re right, I haven’t had a chance to watch the film yet, so it isn’t fair to make a total assessment. You guys (the media) can see the game better where you watch the game from than where I watch the game from. What’d you think?
Reporter: Eh, so-so.
Saban: I appreciate your opinion. If I watch the film and think it was so-so, then maybe I’ll think about hiring your ass.
Best Player Quote
Outside linebacker Jamey Mosley
On his first start
It felt really good. I’m blessed to have this opportunity to play. I hate that, three guys to go down at one position, but they (coaches) preach next man up … If you stay ready, you don’t need to get ready.
Calvin Ridley finished with five receptions for 45 yards. He has now caught a pass in every game of his Alabama career. His 32-game streak is just two games back of Oklahoma State’s James Washington’s current stretch.
Jalen Hurts surpassed 3,000 passing yards after his 128-yard game on Saturday. He surpassed 3,000 after just 17 games.
Saturday’s 41-10 win marked the 215th time Alabama has scored. The last time the Crimson Tide was shut out was in the 2000 Iron Bowl.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports