No. 2 Alabama at Missouri
6 p.m. CDT Saturday (ESPN)
Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri
4 Wins for Alabama and two wins for Missouri within the Tide-Tigers collection. Alabama has received the previous 4 conferences, together with its two earlier journeys to Columbia, when it posted a 38-20 victory in 1978 and a 42-10 victory in 2012.
5 Consecutive Missouri head coaches have did not win greater than 4 video games of their first season. The Tigers have a brand new coach this season with Eli Drinkwitz changing Barry Odom. Missouri received one recreation below Woody Widenhofer in 1985, two below Bob Stull in 1989, three below Larry Smith in 1994 and 4 below Gary Pinkel in 2001 and Odom in 2016.
6 Consecutive victories have been posted by Alabama when opening the season with an SEC recreation. The Crimson Tide has an 11-7-1 report when beginning the season towards a convention rival. Since a 10-7 loss to Ole Miss in Jackson, Mississippi, to kick off the 1976 marketing campaign, Alabama has received each time the season began with a convention recreation, most just lately taking a 28-17 victory over Vanderbilt in 1999. Saturday’s recreation will mark the primary time that Missouri has began the season with a convention recreation because it joined the SEC in 2012. The newest Recreation 1 that was additionally a league recreation for Missouri got here in 1996, when the Tigers have been members of the Massive 12 and opened with a 40-10 loss to league rival Texas.
8.9 Tackles have been averaged per recreation in 2019 by Missouri LB Nick Bolton, the very best determine within the SEC. Bolton returns for the 2020 season.
9 Gamers on the 2 groups have been first-team selections within the coaches’ All-SEC preseason choices – Alabama DE LaBryan Ray, G Landon Dickerson, RB Najee Harris, OT Alex Leatherwood, LB Dylan Moses, WR DeVonta Smith, CB Patrick Surtain II and WR/AP/RS Jaylen Waddle, and Missouri LB Nick Bolton.
14 Consecutive Missouri seasons have included a victory within the Tigers’ first house recreation. Missouri hasn’t misplaced its home-opener since a 45-35 defeat by New Mexico on Sept. 10, 2005. Throughout its successful streak, the Tigers beat 9 NCAA FCS opponents, 4 groups from the Mid-American Convention and West Virginia. In its previous eight home-openers, Mizzou recorded double-digit offensive scoring within the first quarter in every.
16 Consecutive victories for Alabama when the Crimson Tide opens its SEC schedule on the highway. Alabama most just lately had an 0-1 convention report after a highway recreation in 1991, when the Tide misplaced its league opener 35-Zero at Florida.
18 Consecutive season-opening video games have been received by Alabama. The 18-game streak is the second-longest in SEC historical past, however it isn’t the varsity report. Alabama opened its season with a victory 30 straight occasions from 1904 by means of 1934. (Alabama didn’t area a crew in 1918.) Solely the ultimate two of these victories got here as an SEC member. The Crimson Tide’s most up-to-date loss in a season-opening recreation got here 20-17 to UCLA on Sept. 1, 2001. Florida holds the SEC report for consecutive season-opening victories with 27 from 1990 by means of 2016. Alabama’s season-opening successful streak ranks second in NCAA FBS at present. Ohio State has began its previous 20 seasons with a victory.
19 Consecutive September video games have been received by Alabama, the longest present successful streak within the ninth month within the SEC. The Crimson Tide’s most up-to-date September loss got here 43-37 to Ole Miss on Sept. 19, 2015.
20 Years since Alabama began the season on its opponent’s house area. In 2000, the Crimson Tide misplaced to UCLA 35-24 in Pasadena, California. Since then, Alabama has performed 10 neutral-site video games and 9 house contests in its opening recreation.
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26 Consecutive video games towards SEC East groups have been received by Alabama. The Crimson Tide hasn’t misplaced to an SEC East crew since South Carolina scored a 35-21 victory over Alabama on Oct. 9, 2010. The successful streak contains 5 SEC championship video games and the CFP national-championship recreation for the 2017 season. Alabama’s streak is 10 video games longer than the second-longest interdivision successful streak because the SEC divided in 1992. Tennessee received 16 in a row towards SEC West opponents between a 17-13 loss to Alabama on Oct. 15, 1994, and a 28-24 loss to Arkansas on Nov. 13, 1999. Alabama has a 56-19-1 report in regular-season video games towards the SEC East. Missouri has an 9-7 report in regular-season video games towards the SEC West since becoming a member of the league in 2012.
45 Years since Missouri began the season towards an opponent as extremely ranked as Alabama is that this yr. The Tigers’ No. 2 opponent in 1975 was additionally Alabama, and Missouri upset the Crimson Tide 20-7 at Legion Area in Birmingham.
70 Years since a Missouri soccer season opened this late in September. The Tigers began the 1950 marketing campaign with a 34-Zero loss to Clemson on Sept. 30. Saturday marks Alabama’s newest opener since 1958, when the Crimson Tide kicked off the marketing campaign with a 13-Three loss to LSU in Cellular on Sept. 27 in Paul “Bear” Bryant’s first recreation as Alabama’s coach.
91 Consecutive victories have been recorded over unranked groups by Alabama — the longest such streak (by 14 video games) in NCAA FBS historical past because the AP ballot started in 1936. The Crimson Tide hasn’t misplaced to an unranked crew since falling to Auburn 17-10 on Nov. 24, 2007.
101 Victories, 21 losses and three ties for Alabama in season-opening video games. The Crimson Tide has received its previous 18 season-opening video games. Missouri has an 83-41-5 report in season-opening video games. The Tigers misplaced their season-opening recreation 37-31 to Wyoming in 2019.
199 Consecutive AP polls have included Alabama, the nation’s longest present streak. Second on the lively checklist is Clemson at 88 straight polls. The second-longest present streak within the SEC is 52 polls by Georgia. The newest AP ballot that didn’t embrace Alabama was the ultimate one of many 2007 season. The Crimson Tide’s streak is the fourth-longest within the ballot’s historical past. The longest streak by an SEC crew (and the third-longest all-time) is 209 polls by Florida from 1990 by means of 2002.
255 Consecutive video games with out being shut out for Alabama, a college report and the fourth-longest scoring streak in SEC historical past. Alabama’s most up-to-date shutout loss got here 9-Zero to Auburn on Nov. 18, 2000.
1,124 Dashing yards have been gained in 2019 by Alabama RB Najee Harris, who returns for the 2020 season. Six Crimson Tide gamers have run for 1,000 yards in multiple season – Johnny Musso in 1970 and 1971, Bobby Humphrey in 1986 and 1987, Shaun Alexander in 1998 and 1999, Kenneth Darby in 2004 and 2005, T.J. Yeldon in 2012 and 2013 and Damien Harris in 2016 and 2017.
1,256 Receiving yards have been gained in 2019 by Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, who returns for the 2020 season. Eleven SEC gamers have recorded two 1,000-yard receiving seasons, together with three for Alabama – DJ Corridor in 2006 and 2007, Amari Cooper in 2012 and 2014 and Jerry Jeudy in 2018 and 2019. The opposite SEC gamers with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons are Florida’s Jabar Gaffney in 2000 and 2001, LSU’s Josh Reed in 2000 and 2001, Missouri’s J’Mon Moore in 2016 and 2017, Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown in 2017 and 2018, South Carolina’s Sidney Rice in 2005 and 2006, Tennessee’s Joey Kent in 1995 and 1996, Texas A&M’s Mike Evans in 2012 and 2013 and Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews in 2012 and 2013.
15,655 Is the allowed attendance for Saturday’s recreation in Memorial Stadium, which has a capability of 60,168.
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