Alabama went on to an 11-2 record in the 2022 season, including a 6-2 mark in SEC play. Here are 10 numbers that illustrate the Crimson Tide’s recent campaign:
1 The Alabama player was a unanimous All-American more than once — LB Will Anderson Jr. followed his 2021-2022 unanimous selection with another. Georgia RB Herschel Walker in 1980, 1981 and 1982 and Tennessee S Eric Berry in 2008 and 2009 are the only other SEC players to have pulled off the feat. Anderson also repeated as the winner of the Nagurski Trophy in 2022. Anderson joined Northwestern LB Pat Fitzgerald in 1995 and 1996 as the only two-time winner of the award, presented annually to the nation’s Defensive Player of the Year since 1993.
1 Loss to Alabama if they scored at least 46 points in a game — a 52-49 setback to Tennessee on Oct. 15. Before the Volunteers clinched their win with a last-minute field goal, the Crimson Tide had a 161-0 record on more than 45 points. Alabama became the fourth SEC team to lose when they scored at least 49 points in a non-overtime game. Mississippi State defeated Arkansas 51-50 on November 21, 2015, Wake Forest defeated Texas A&M 55-52 at the Belk Bowl on December 29, 2017, and Ole Miss defeated Arkansas 52-51 on October 9, 2021. Tennessee became the third opponent to score at least 52 points against Alabama in a non-overtime game. Sewanee defeated Tide 54-4 on October 21, 1907 and Vanderbilt defeated Alabama 78-0 on October 20, 1906.
2 SEC players have scored more points than Alabama K Will Reichard. In the Crimson Tide’s 32-31 overtime loss to LSU on November 5, Reichard dropped out of school Record 385 points set by K Leigh Tiffin from 2006–09. Reichard finished his fourth season in Alabama with 426 points. The only SEC players to have scored more points are Daniel Carlson with 480 in Auburn from 2014-2017 and Rodrigo Blankenship with 440 in Georgia from 2016-2019.
2 Players in the nation had at least 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards during the 2022 season, including Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs. Gibbs rushed for 926 yards and seven TDs on 151 carries and set a Crimson Tide single-season record for receptions by a 44 running back who walked for 444 yards and three TDs. Gibbs became the second Alabama player with 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in the same season, after RB Najee Harris in 2020. The nation’s only other player in the 900/400 club that season was Northwestern RB Evan Hull, who had 913 had yards and five TDs on 221 carries and 55 receptions for 546 yards and two TDs.
5 TD passed QB Bryce Young in Alabama’s 55-0 win over Utah State earlier in the season and in the Crimson Tide’s 45-20 win over Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl to end it. With a TD run against Utah State, Young became the second Alabama player to account for at least six TDs in a game, joining Tua Tagovailoa, who did so twice. In the Sugar Bowl, Young equaled the Tide Bowl record for TD passes set by Mac Jones in the CFP championship game for the 2020 season. Young also extended his game streak to 27 with a TD pass and recorded his fifth five TD performance during that streak. That allowed him to put Tagovailoa ahead for most games with at least five TD passes in school history.
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7 Back-to-back Alabama-Arkansas games yielded at least 40 points for the Crimson Tide, the school’s only such series against an SEC rival. Alabama defeated Arkansas 49-26 on Oct. 1 after beating the Razorbacks 49-30 in 2016, 41-9 in 2017, 65-31 in 2018, 48-7 in 2019, 52-3 in 2020, and 42 in 2021: 35 had defeated.
8th Alabama games this century have included under 325 yards for the Crimson Tide offense and at least 400 yards for the opposing offense. Alabama lost the first seven, but the Tide defeated Ole Miss 30-24 on November 12 with those stats. Against the Rebels, Alabama gained 317 yards while Ole Miss gained 403. The other Alabama games since 2000 that reached these numbers were losses to Auburn in 2017, LSU in 2007, Oklahoma State in 2006, LSU and Auburn in 2003, and LSU and Mississippi State in 2000.
fifteen Consecutive seasons of at least 10 wins for Alabama, the major college record. Going 11-2 in 2022, Alabama broke the consecutive 10-win season record set by Florida State from 1987 to 2000, extending its record of 11 consecutive 11-win seasons to 12. Alabama last failed to make 10 games in a season win in 2007 when the Tide went 7-6. Alabama won 12 games in 2008, 14 in 2009, 10 in 2010, 12 in 2011, 13 in 2012, 11 in 2013, 12 in 2014, 14 in 2015, 14 in 2016, 13 in 2017, 14 in 2018, 11 in 2019, 13 in 2020 and 13 in 2021.
16 Years since Alabama lost to a team that ended the season with a losing record. The Crimson Tide possesses the longest such streak in the nation. Alabama lost 24-16 to Mississippi State on November 4, 2006, a season in which the Bulldogs had a 3-9 record. Since that loss, Alabama has lost 30 games, and the Tide’s opponent on each of those setbacks posted at least a .500 record in the season in which they defeated Alabama. In 2022, the Tide lost to Tennessee 52-49 on October 15 and to LSU 32-31 in overtime on November 5. The Volunteers finished with an 11-2 record, and the Tigers went 10 in 2022 : 4.
56 Consecutive non-conference regular season games have been won by Alabama – the longest streak in the nation during the SEC era. The Crimson Tide’s last loss in a non-season game came on November 17, 2007, when Alabama fell 21-14 to Louisiana-Monroe. The Tide surpassed LSU’s mark of 52 consecutive wins in the non-conference regular season, which spanned from 2002 through the 2015 campaign, when they defeated Utah State 55-0 on Sept. 3. During the 2022 regular season, Alabama also defeated Texas 20-19, Louisiana-Monroe 63-7 and Austin Peavy 34-0 in non-conference competitions.
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.