Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Alabama Crimson Tide
|Alabama's rivalry with Auburn was the longest running rivalry in the south in the 20th century?||Crimson Tide Football
f. The longest running rivalry in the south does include those Auburn Tigers. The Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn have been playing throughout the century, and had the "Iron Bowl" not been put on hold because of several differences between the Universities, it would tie the rivalry.
|What win against an Ivy League School put the Univ. of Alabama on the College Football map?||Crimson Tide Football
Pennsylvania. The Tide was put on the national map with this victory over Penn., winning the game 9-7. The following year, Wade Wallace was named head coach and the Tide turned to tradition!
|In the 1992 Sugar Bowl, George Teague ran down what most considered the fastest man in America. Who was he, and what was his number? ||Crimson Tide Football
Lamar Thomas #36. Lamar Thomas was number 36 for the Miami Hurricanes, and he was the so-called fastest man in America. Teague made him look like cold molasses, running him down from almost 25 yards behind.
behave. Speaking of the Georgia Bulldogs here, the next line reads, "Send those Yellow Jackets to a watery grave". Apparently the Tide's students didn't like the state of Georgia.
|In what year was the term "elephant" used, to describe the Tide's varsity squad first used?||Crimson Tide Football
1930. In 1930, a writer for the Atlanta Journal wrote, "At the end of the quarter, the earth started to tremble, there was a distant rumble that continued to grow. Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, 'Hold your horses, the elephants are coming,' and out stamped this Alabama varsity".
|How many times did Alabama beat the University of Texas Longhorns in the 20th century?||Crimson Tide Football
0. The Tide never had the pleasure of handing the Longhorns a loss. Although coming very close in the 1982 Cotton Bowl, the Tide fell short losing 14-9, after leading 7-0 going into the fourth quarter. That game made Coach Bryant 1-6 against the 'Horns.
|What words are missing in the "Rammer Jammer ________ give them Hell Alabama" chant?||Crimson Tide Football
Yellow Hammer. This chant includes the State Bird of Alabama, and is frequently used during all sporting events.
|Alabama's first bowl victory in 1925 was quite a feat in many eyes. Can you name that Bowl?||Crimson Tide Football
Rose Bowl. Alabama defeated PAC-10 powerhouse Washington 20-19 in a star studded game. The Tide rolled into the National scene, with it's first undefeated season and first National Title.
Liberty. "Bear" coached his final 323rd victory in the 1982 Liberty Bowl, defeating Big 10 foe Illinois 21-15. That gave Bear the record of 323 victories that stood for almost 20 years! Although Eddie Robinson set a record for most wins by a collegiate coach with over 450 wins.
f. In the 1986 season after several meetings between these two schools, Alabama finally triumphed over a Steve Buerlien led Fighting Irish team 28-10. Cornelius Bennett sacked Buerlien, and that was the story of the game; The Irish on the turf of Legion Field. The Crimson Tide ended the year 10-3 with a win over Washington in the Sun Bowl.
|In what year did Alabama achieve their very first victory over rival Auburn?||Crimson Tide
1894. Alabama defeated Auburn for the first time on November 29, 1894 in Montgomery 18-0.
|This player ranks as one of the greatest "athletes" to ever play at Alabama. During his four year career, he rushed for 2,025 yards and 19 TDs, passed for 2,863 yards and 29 TDs, plus scored on two punt returns, one kick return, and returned an interception for another score. Coincidently, this All-American's career TD total of 52 was also his jersey number. Who is this former Tide player?||Crimson Tide
Harry Gilmer. Harry Gilmer gained All-Amerian honors in 1945, and finished fifth in the Heisman voting in both 1945 and 1947. He was elected into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1973.
Riley Smith. On February 8, 1936, the first pro football draft took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia. The first player chosen was Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger from the University of Chicago. However, Berwanger never signed a contract with either the Eagles who selected him, or with the Bears, after they traded for his rights. Instead the first player drafted to actually play, was the number two pick - Alabama halfback Riley Smith.
|In a 50-year span, how many All-American quarterbacks did Alabama produce from 1950 to 2000?||Crimson Tide
4. Joe Namath - 1964
Steve Sloan - 1965
Ken Stabler - 1967
Jay Barker - 1994
|Derrick Thomas set a record for most sacks in a career at Alabama. How many sacks did he get?||Crimson Tide
52. From 1985 through 1988, Thomas brought down an opposing quarterback an amazing 52 times! During his All-American senior season in 1988, he also set the school's single season sack record at 27.
|How many National Championships did Alabama win in the 1970s?||Crimson Tide
3. The Tide won three national titles during the decade, as well as eight SEC championships!
Roy Upchurch. Running back Roy Upchurch caught the game-winning pass against Auburn, and quarterback Greg McElroy threw the pass. Alabama won the game 26-21.
Julio Jones. Julio Jones caught a wide receiver screen and got behind the defense to help the Tide pull away from LSU. The Tide won the game 24-15.
Donta Hightower. Although the Tide won 35-7, they lost Hightower who was blocked in the knee by a fullback from Arkansas, ending his season.
Marcell Dareus. Marcell Dareus hit McCoy in the shoulder of his throwing arm, forcing him to exit the game in the first half.
Courtney Upshaw. Courtney Upshaw made the recovery after the hit by Eryk Anders. This insured the victory for the Crimson Tide.
|This little known linebacker made the hit on Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert, causing him to fumble the ball and helping to seal the win for the Crimson Tide. What was his name?||Alabama Crimson Tide 2009 Season
Eryk Anders. Eryk Anders made the big hit on Garrett Gilbert's blindside, setting up the touchdown that put the game out of reach.
Georgia. Kirby Smart played cornerback for the University of Georgia.
|Terrence Cody earned a nickname that was nationally known because of his incredible size. He is very tall and very heavy. What was his unique nickname?||Alabama Crimson Tide 2009 Season
"Mount Cody". He quickly earned the nickname "Mount Cody" when he arrived at the University. Sports commentators quickly began to use the name.
Mark Barron. Mark Barron was just a sophomore in 2009 with two more years of eligibility.
Heisman Trophy. With 13 prior National Championships, an Alabama player had never won the Heisman.