Tuesday Numbers, Week 13

* The first and most important number is the number 10.  As in a 10-0 record for Alabama and a double-digit win season for the Tide for the sixth straight time.  Since 2008, ‘Bama has racked up 12, 14, 10, 12, 13 and 10 (so far) wins each season.  Don’t bother looking it up.  That’s the first time that’s been done in Tide history.  The only other period that comes close is 1971-1980 when ‘Bama had nine seasons out of 10 with at least 10 wins.  Not bad, Nick Saban.

* They say defense wins championships and that is true.  I’ve seen it happen.  But that old maxim hasn’t worked out at Florida this year.  The Gators, though second in the league in total defense, are last in the conference in total offense.  Nice work, Gators.

* Alabama running T.J. Yeldon now has his second straight 1,000 yard season.  He’s currently at 1,022 yards on 164 carries for a healthy 6.23 yards per carry average.

* How does that average compare to other backs under Saban?  Terry Grant (2007) 4.95; Glenn Coffee (2008) 5.94; Mark Ingram (2009) 6.12; Ingram (2010) 5.54; Trent Richardson (2011) 5.93; and Eddie Lacy (2012) 6.48.  Not bad, Yeldon.

* The ‘Bama defense leads the SEC by allowing only 272.8 yards per game.  They are also only allowing a league-best 4.71 yards per play.  That’s the worst average for the Tide since the 2007 defense allowed 5.0 yards per play.

 

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