Here are the key notes from the media guide UA handed out prior to Alabama’s first ever meeting in football with the Florida Atlantic Owls.
Streaking: Alabama has scored 94 unanswered points dating back to the third quarter of the Michigan game.
Been There, Done That: Alabama has eight players that saw action on both the 2009 and 2011 national title winning teams, including three players that started at least two games in both seasons: Barrett Jones, Michael Williams and Nico Johnson. Damion Square, Jeremy Shelley, Carson Tinker, Chance Warmack and Robert Lester also saw action in both seasons.
Week In, Week Out Fixture: Chance Warmack, Carson Tinker and Robert Lester are tied for having the most consecutive starts, all at 29. Other notables include Cade Foster at 28, D.J. Fluker at 19 and AJ McCarron and Damion Square at 16.
Drawing Connections: While this is both Alabama’s and Saban’s first time facing Florida Atlantic (as a head coach), Saban does have experience in nonconference games against teams from the state. Alabama beat Florida International 40-14 in 2009 under the direction of Saban. His first year with the Tide also featured a 21-14 loss to Florida State.
The Last Time It Happened
Alabama hasn’t returned a kickoff for a touchdown since Trent Richardson did it at Duke in 2010 on a 91-yard effort.
No Alabama player has rushed for 250 yards since Shaun Alexander did it in Baton Rouge in 1996. No player has rushed for 250 against Alabama since Bo Jackson had 256 in the 1983 Iron Bowl.
Neither an Alabama player nor an opposing player has ever rushed for 300 yards.
Follow the Leader: C.J. Mosley leads the team with 23 tackles, 15 of them solo efforts.