December 31, 2007
The Monday Rewind: Alabama 30, Colorado 24
The Monday Rewind is a weekly collection of notes and quotes from the Alabama football game of the weekend.
First to third
Among the last 10 Alabama football coaches, Nick Saban became only the third to win his first bowl game with the Crimson Tide on Sunday night. A look at the results from those bowls:
|2007||Independence||Alabama 30, Colorado 24||Saban|
|2006||Independence||Oklahoma State 34, Alabama 31||Kines|
|2004||Music City||Minnesota 20, Alabama 16||Shula|
|2001||Independence||Alabama 14, Iowa State 13||Franchione|
|1998||Music City||Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7||DuBose|
|1991||Sun||Louisville 34, Alabama 7||Stallings|
|1987||Hall of Fame||Michigan 28, Alabama 24||Curry|
|1983||Hall of Fame||Alabama 28, SMU 7||Perkins|
|1959||xxx||Penn State 7, Alabama 0||Bryant|
|1948||xxx||Texas 27, Alabama 7||Drew|
By the numbers
A look at a few numbers from Alabama's 30-24 win over Colorado.
75 Alabama allowed only 75 net rushing yards, and prevented a 100-yard opposing running back for the sixth consecutive game.
14 Roy Upchurch got a career-high 14 touches (12 rushes, two receptions) in the Independence Bowl.
45.0 P.J. Fitzgerald averaged 45.0 yards on four punts, including one downed inside the Colorado 5.
27 Wallace Gilberry's five tackles for loss gave him a Southeastern Conference-best 27 for the season.
173 Colorado standout linebacker [db]Jordon Dizon, a Butkus Award finalist, made 13 tackles to give him a whopping 173 for the season.
Passing of the torch?
Quote of the day
|"That's not an excuse for [John Parker Wilson], but I don't like to see him get blamed when he doesn't have all the players out there because they didn't do what they were supposed to do."|
- Coach Nick Saban on criticism of Wilson this season.
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