September 9, 2007

The Sunday Rewind

The Sunday Rewind is a weekly collection of notes and quotes from the Alabama football game of the weekend.

Alabama 24, Vanderbilt 10 ... Terry Grant: 24 carries, 173 yards ... Rolando McClain: Six tackles, one sack, one pass break-up ... P.J. Fitzgerald: Career-long 58-yard punt.

Not so bad
Alabama coach Nick Saban/db] and quarterback [db]John Parker Wilson both commented that the Crimson Tide's passing attack will need to improve after Saturday's results from Vanderbilt's Dudley Field. Wilson has been remarkably consistent through 15 career starts, but the Vanderbilt game would certainly rank among his most underwhelming. A look at Wilson's roughest outings, including the only four games he did not throw a touchdown pass:


YearOpponentC-A-IYardageTD
2006Florida21-40-32400
2006Tennessee13-29-01580
2006Miss. State19-39-21870
2007Vanderbilt14-28-11500


By the numbers
A look at a few numbers from Alabama's 24-10 win over Vanderbilt.
6 Alabama started six drives with field position of its own 35-yard line or better.
5 Alabama's defense stopped five of Vanderbilt's offensive drives on three plays or less.
97 Vanderbilt star receiver Earl Bennett has only 97 total yards over two career games against Alabama. The UA-Vandy series did not convene in Bennett's freshman year, 2005.
34 Alabama receiver DJ Hall needs 34 yards to become the school's all-time receiving yardage leader. Ozzie Newsome holds the record with 2,070 yards.
307 Alabama freshman running back Terry Grant has 307 yards rushing through two games.
22 Vanderbilt lost 22 yards on tackles behind the line of scrimmage against Alabama.
57 Alabama's offense has amassed 57 first downs through two games.

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