2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was the Crimson Tide's 125th overall season, 86th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and 28th within the SEC's Western Division. They played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and were led by 13th-year head coach Nick Saban.

2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Alabama Crimson Tide
Citrus Bowl champion
Citrus Bowl, W 35–16 vs. Michigan
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
2019 record11–2 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorSteve Sarkisian (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorPete Golding (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorCharles Kelly (1st season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainAnfernee Jennings
DeVonta Smith
Tua Tagovailoa
Xavier McKinney
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 101,821)
Uniform
Alabama crimson football uniform.png
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 4 Georgia x   7 1         12 2  
No. 6 Florida   6 2         11 2  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         8 5  
Missouri *   3 5         6 6  
South Carolina   3 5         4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 1 LSU x$#^   8 0         15 0  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2         11 2  
No. 14 Auburn   5 3         9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6         4 8  
Arkansas   0 8         2 10  
Championship: LSU 37, Georgia 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The defending national runners-up, Alabama began the season ranked second in the AP Poll, and were the favorites to repeat as SEC Champions. The Crimson Tide won their first seven games of the year handily, and rose to first in the AP Poll. They were ranked third in the season's first College Football Playoff rankings heading into an anticipated match-up against second-ranked LSU, which Alabama lost 46–41. The next week, Alabama lost starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending hip injury in the game against Mississippi State. They finished the regular season with a 48–45 upset loss to cross-state rival Auburn.

With a regular season record of 10–2, Alabama was not selected for the College Football Playoff for the first time since the inception of the format in 2014. The Crimson Tide were also not invited to a New Year's Six bowl game, making this the first season since 2010 that Alabama was not selected to a NY6 or BCS bowl. They were instead invited to the Citrus Bowl, where they defeated Michigan.

Tagovailoa, at the time of his injury, was considered a candidate for the Heisman Trophy and was on pace to break his own NCAA FBS passer rating record. He was replaced by backup Mac Jones for the remainder of the season. Running back Najee Harris led the team with 1,224 rushing yards and 20 total touchdowns, tied for the SEC lead. Receivers Jerry Jeudy and DeVonta Smith were both named All-SEC. On defense, the team was led by first-team all-conference players linebacker Anfernee Jennings and safety Xavier McKinney. Nine Alabama players were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, including No. 5 overall selection Tua Tagovailoa.

Previous seasonEdit

In 2018, Alabama went undefeated in the regular season and won the 2018 SEC Championship Game over Georgia. The Crimson Tide entered the College Football Playoff as the number one seed, winning the semi-final played at the Orange Bowl over Oklahoma before falling to Clemson in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.

OffseasonEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Offseason departuresEdit

Seven Alabama players with remaining eligibility declared early for the 2019 NFL Draft. In addition, 14 seniors from the 2018 team graduated.

RecruitingEdit

Alabama's 2019 recruiting class consisted of 27 recruits, 15 of which enrolled early.[1] Alabama had the highest ranked class in the nation according to 247Sports.com[2] and ESPN,[3] and had the second best class behind Georgia according to Rivals.com.[4] The class was ranked No. 1 by the 247Sports Composite, which aggregates the ratings of the major recruiting services.[5] Headlining the class were consensus top-10 recruits Antonio Alfano (defensive end), Trey Sanders (running back), and Evan Neal (offensive tackle).

TransfersEdit

Outgoing

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown New school
Jalen Hurts #2 QB 6'2 225 Junior Channelview, Texas Oklahoma
Richie Petitbon #72 OT 6'5 310 Junior Washington, DC Illinois
Layne Hatcher #18 QB 6'0 212 RS Freshman Little Rock, Arkansas Arkansas State
Kyriq McDonald #16 DB 5'11 197 RS Freshman Madison, Alabama Cincinnati
Kedrick James #45 TE 6'5 260 RS Junior Waco, Texas SMU
Scott Meyer #18 QB 6'2 232 RS Junior Alpharetta, Georgia Vanderbilt
Eyabi Anoma #9 LB 6'5 252 Sophomore Baltimore, Maryland Houston

Incoming

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Prev. school
Landon Dickerson #69 OL 6'6 308 2019 Hickory, N.C. Florida State

Returning startersEdit

[citation needed]

Spring gameEdit

The 2019 Crimson Tide held spring practices in March and April. The 2019 Alabama football spring game, "A-Day" took place in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. CST with the White team beating the Crimson team 31–17. Freshman WR John Metchie III was named A-Day MVP after hauling in five catches for a game-high 133 receiving yards. White team QB Mac Jones led all passers, completing 19 of 23 passes for 271 yards.[6]

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[7] Dylan Moses LB JR
Maxwell Award[8] Tua Tagovailoa QB JR
Najee Harris RB JR
Jerry Jeudy WR JR
Bednarik Award[9] Dylan Moses LB JR
Raekwon Davis DL SR
Davey O'Brien Award[10] Tua Tagovailoa QB JR
Doak Walker Award[11] Najee Harris RB JR
Biletnikoff Award[12] Jerry Jeudy WR JR
Henry Ruggs WR JR
Jaylen Waddle WR SO
John Mackey Award[13] Miller Forristall TE RS JR
Butkus Award[14] Anfernee Jennings LB RS SR
Terrell Lewis LB RS SR
Dylan Moses LB JR
Jim Thorpe Award[15] Xavier McKinney DB JR
Outland Trophy[16] Jedrick Wills OL JR
Alex Leatherwood OL JR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[17] Raekwon Davis DL SR
Trevon Diggs DB SR
Anfernee Jennings LB RS SR
Dylan Moses LB JR
Dodd Trophy[18] Nick Saban HC --
Wuerffel Trophy[19] Chris Owens OL RS JR
Walter Camp Award[20] Jerry Jeudy WR JR
Dylan Moses LB JR
Najee Harris RB JR
Tua Tagovailoa QB JR
Polynesian College Football Player Of The Year Award[21] Tua Tagovailoa QB JR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[22] Jaylen Waddle WR SO
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[23] Tua Tagovailoa QB JR
Manning Award[24] Tua Tagovailoa QB JR
Ted Hendricks Award[25] Raekwon Davis DE SR

SEC media daysEdit

The 2019 SEC Media Days were held July 15–18 in Birmingham, Alabama. In the preseason media poll, Alabama was voted the overwhelming favorite to repeat as West Division Champion and SEC Champion.[26]

Preseason All-SEC teamsEdit

The Crimson Tide had 13 players at 14 positions selected to the preseason all-SEC teams.

ScheduleEdit

Alabama announced its 2019 football schedule on September 18, 2018. The 2019 Crimson Tide' schedule consists of 7 home games, 4 away games, and 1 neutral site game for the regular season. Alabama will host four SEC conference opponents Ole Miss (rivalry), Arkansas, Tennessee (Third Saturday of October) and LSU (rivalry) and will travel for four SEC opponents to South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State (rivalry) and arch-rival Auburn for the 84th Iron Bowl to close out the SEC regular season on the road. Alabama is not scheduled to play SEC East opponents Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt in the 2019 regular season. The Crimson Tide’s bye week comes during week 6 (on October 5) and week 10 (on November 2).

Alabama's out of conference opponents represent the ACC, C-USA, Independents and Southern. The Crimson Tide will host three non–conference games which are against New Mexico State of the FBS independents, Southern Miss of the Conference USA and Western Carolina of the SoCon to close out the regular season and travel to Atlanta, GA for Chick-fil-A Kickoff to host Duke from the ACC.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 312:30 p.m.vs. Duke*No. 2ABCW 42–371,916
September 73:00 p.m.New Mexico State*No. 2SECNW 62–10100,710
September 142:30 p.m.at South CarolinaNo. 2CBSW 47–2381,954
September 2111:00 a.m.Southern Miss*No. 2
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
ESPN2W 49–7101,821
September 282:30 p.m.Ole MissNo. 2
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
CBSW 59–3199,590
October 122:30 p.m.at No. 24 Texas A&MNo. 1CBSW 47–28106,749
October 198:00 p.m.TennesseeNo. 1
ESPNW 35–13101,821
October 266:00 p.m.Arkansas No. 1
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
ESPNW 48–7100,233
November 92:30 p.m.No. 2 LSUNo. 3
CBSL 41–46101,821
November 1611:00 a.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 5ESPNW 38–757,607
November 2311:00 a.m.Western Carolina*No. 5
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
ESPNW 66–3101,821
November 302:30 p.m.at No. 15 AuburnNo. 5CBSL 45–4887,451
January 1, 202012:00 p.m.vs. No. 14 Michigan*No. 13ABCW 35–1659,746
Schedule Source:[27]

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Consecutive season at
Alabama in current position
Nick Saban Head coach 13th
Steve Sarkisian Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 1st
Charles Huff Associate head coach/Running backs coach 1st
Kyle Flood Offensive line coach 1st
Holmon Wiggins Wide receivers coach 1st
Jeff Banks Special teams coordinator/Tight end coach 2nd
Pete Golding Defensive coordinator/Inside linebackers coach 2nd
Charles Kelly Associate Defensive Coordinator/Safeties coach 1st
Brian Baker Associate head coach/Defensive line coach 1st
Sal Sunseri Outside linebackers coach 1st
Karl Scott Cornerbacks coach 2nd
Scott Cochran Strength and conditioning 12th
Reference:[28]
Graduate assistants

[29]

  • Andy Kwon
Analysts

[30]

RosterEdit

2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Quarterback

  • 5 Taulia Tagovailoa - Freshman (6'0, 208)
  • 7 Braxton Barker –   Freshman (6'1, 202)
  • 10 Mac Jones -   Sophomore (6'2, 205)
  • 13 Tua Tagovailoa - Junior (6'1, 218)
  • 15 Paul Tyson - Freshman (6'4, 220)
  • 16 Jayden George - Freshman (6'3, 192)
  • 19 Stone Hollenbach - Freshman (6'3, 208)

Running Back

  • 2 Keilan Robinson - Freshman (5'9, 184)
  • 20 Connor Bishop – Freshman (6'1, 195)
  • 22 Najee Harris - Junior (6'3, 230)
  • 24 Brian Robinson Jr. - Junior (6'1, 226)
  • 26 Trey Sanders - Freshman (6'0, 214)
  • 27 Jerome Ford -   Freshman (5'11, 212)
  • 31 A.J. Gates – Freshman (5'7, 170)
  • 35 De'Marquise Lockridge - RS Senior (5'11, 216)
  • 39 Jahi Brown - Junior (6'0, 223)

Wide Receiver

  • 3 John Metchie III - Freshman (6'0, 195)
  •  4 Jerry Jeudy - Junior (6'1, 192)
  •  6 DeVonta Smith - Junior (6'1, 175)
  •  9 Xavier Williams -   Freshman (6'1, 195)
  • 11 Henry Ruggs III - Junior (6'0, 190)
  • 12 Chadarius Townsend -   Sophomore (6'0, 194)
  • 14 Tyrell Shavers -   Sophomore (6'6, 205)
  • 17 Jaylen Waddle - Sophomore (5'10, 182)
  • 18 Slade Bolden -   Freshman (5'11, 191)
  • 32 Jalen Jackson -   Senior (6'3, 186)
  • 36 Mac Hereford - Senior (6'2, 215)
  • 38 Eric Poellnitz - Freshman (5'11, 170)
  • 41 Kyle Smoak - Freshman (5'8, 160)
  • 42 Sam Reed - Freshman (6'1, 165)
  • 83 John Parker - Senior (6'0, 190)
  • 85 Chris Golden - Junior (6'5, 207)
  • 86 Connor Adams - Senior (6'1, 194)
  • 89 Grant Krieger - Freshman (6'2, 192)

Placekicker

  • 16 Will Reichard - Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 93 Tripp Slyman - Sophomore (6'1, 180)
  • 97 Joseph Bulovas -   Sophomore (6'0, 203)
  • 99 Ty Perine - Freshman (6'1, 190)

Punter

  • 12 Skyler DeLong - Sophomore (6'4, 188)
  • 95 Jack Martin - Freshman (6'0, 206)
  • 98 Mike Bernier -   Senior (6'2", 215)
 

Tight End

  • 19 Jahleel Billingsley - Freshman (6'4, 228)
  • 20 Cameron Latu -   Freshman (6'5", 247)
  • 40 Giles Amos - Senior (6'4, 245)
  • 43 Daniel Powell - Senior (5'11, 213)
  • 80 Michael Parker -   Freshman (6'6, 216)
  • 82 Richard Hunt - Freshman (6'7, 235)
  • 87 Miller Forristall -   Junior (6'5, 242)
  • 88 Major Tennison -   Sophomore (6'5, 248)

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Hunter Brannon -   Sophomore (6'4, 307)
  • 51 Tanner Bowles - Freshman (6'5, 273)
  • 55 Emil Ekiyor -   Freshman (6'3, 327)
  • 60 Kendall Randolph -   Sophomore (6'5, 296)
  • 62 Jackson Roby - Sophomore (6'5", 285)
  • 64 Rowdy Garza -   Freshman (6'5", 247)
  • 64 Hunter Middleton – Freshman (6'3, 260)
  • 65 Deonte Brown - Freshman (6'4, 338)
  • 69 Landon Dickerson -   Junior (6'3, 325)
  • 70 Alex Leatherwood - Junior (6'6, 310)
  • 71 Darrian Dalcourt - Freshman (6'3, 299)
  • 72 Pierce Quick - Freshman (6'5, 291)
  • 73 Evan Neal - Freshman (6'7, 360)
  • 74 Jedrick Wills - Junior (6'5, 320)
  • 75 Tommy Brown -   Freshman (6'7, 317)
  • 76 Scott Lashley -   Junior (6'7, 307)
  • 77 Matt Womack -   Senior (6'7, 325)
  • 78 Amari Kight - Freshman (6'7, 302)
  • 79 Chris Owens -   Junior (6'3, 315)

Defensive Lineman

  • 47 Byron Young - Freshman (6'3, 295)
  • 48 Phidarian Mathis -   Sophomore (6'4, 312)
  • 52 Braylen Ingraham - Freshman (6'4, 291)
  • 58 Christian Barmore -   Freshman (6'5, 310)
  • 89 LaBryan Ray - Junior (6'5, 292)
  • 90 Stephon Wynn Jr. -   Freshman (6'4, 311)
  • 91 Tevita Musika - Senior (6'1, 338)
  • 92 Justin Egboigbe - Freshman (6'5, 294)
  • 94 DJ Dale - Freshman (6'4, 308)
  • 95 Ishmael Sopsher- Freshman (6'4, 334)
  • 96 Taylor Wilson - Senior (6'0", 232)
  • 98 Quindarius Watkins - Junior (6'4", 230)
  • 99 Raekwon Davis - Senior (6'7, 312)
 

Linebacker

  •  1 Ben Davis -   Junior (6'4, 243)
  •  4 Christopher Allen -   Sophomore (6'5, 250)
  • 8 Christian Harris - Freshman (6'2, 244)
  • 10 Ale Kaho – Sophomore (6'1", 228)
  • 23 Jarez Parks -   Freshman (6'4, 239)
  • 24 Terrell Lewis -  Junior (6'5, 252)
  • 30 King Mwikuta - Freshman (6'5, 243)
  • 32 Dylan Moses - Junior (6'3, 235)
  • 33 Anfernee Jennings -   Senior (6'3, 259)
  • 35 Shane Lee - Freshman (6'0, 246)
  • 36 Markail Benton -   Sophomore (6'2, 235)
  • 40 Joshua McMillon -   Senior (6'3, 237)
  • 42 Jaylen Moody - Sophomore (6'2, 228)
  • 44 Kevin Harris - Freshman (6'4, 222)
  • 51 Wes Baumhower -   Freshman (6'0", 220)
  • 52 Preston Malone - Junior (5'11, 222)
  • 54 Julian Lowenstein - Freshman (6'1, 201)
  • 55 William Cooper - Junior (6'2, 229)
  • 57 Joe Donald - Senior (6'3, 216)

Defensive Back

  •  2 Patrick Surtain II - Sophomore (6'2, 203)
  •  3 Daniel Wright -   Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  •  5 Shyheim Carter - Senior (6'0, 191)
  •  7 Trevon Diggs - Senior (6'2, 207)
  • 9 Jordan Battle - Freshman (6'1, 201)
  • 11 Jeffery Carter - Freshman (6'0, 182)
  • 14 Brandon Turnage - Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 15 Xavier McKinney - Junior (6'1, 200)
  • 20 D.J. Douglas - Freshman (6'0, 202)
  • 21 Jared Mayden - Senior (6'0, 205)
  • 22 Jalyn Armour-Davis -   Freshman (6'1, 182)
  • 25 Eddie Smith - Sophomore (6'0, 196)
  • 26 Marcus Banks- Freshman (6'0, 170)
  • 27 Joshua Robinson - Junior (5'9, 180)
  • 28 Josh Jobe - Sophomore (6'1, 189)
  • 29 DeMarco Hellams - Freshman (6'1, 213)'
  • 31 Michael Collins - Senior (5'10, 173)
  • 38 Sean Kelly - Senior (5'11, 190)
  • 39 Loren Ugheoke - Senior (5'10, 183)
  • 43 Christian Swann - Junior (5'9, 179)

Long Snappers

  • 45 Thomas Fletcher - Junior (6'2, 220)
  • 50 Gabe Pugh - Freshman (6'5, 273)
  • 59 Jake Hall -   Freshman (6'3, 194)

Source and player details, 2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Commits (04/24/2019):[31]

Depth chartEdit

Projected Depth Chart 2019:[32]

True Freshman
Double Position : *

Game summariesEdit

vs Duke Blue DevilsEdit


Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 34.5 57
Chick-fil-A Kickoff
1 234Total
Duke 0 300 3
No. 2 Alabama 0 14217 42

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Statistics

Statistics Duke Alabama
First downs 11 30
Total yards 204 512
Rushing yards 107 145
Passing yards 97 367
Turnovers 3 1
Time of possession 23:23 36:37
Team Category Player Statistics
Duke Passing Quentin Harris 12-22, 97 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing Brittain Brown 7 carries, 36 yards
Receiving Noah Gray 5 receptions, 45 yards
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 26-31, 336 yards, 4 TDs
Rushing Jerome Ford 10 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jerry Jeudy 10 receptions, 137 yards, 1 TD

New Mexico State AggiesEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 54.5 65
1 234Total
New Mexico State 0 073 10
No. 2 Alabama 21 17240 62
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game start: 3:01 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 100,710
  • Game weather: 94, Sunny and hot, Wind WNW @ 7 mph
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Alyssa Lang (sideline)

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Statistics

Statistics New Mexico State Alabama
First downs 14 23
Total yards 262 603
Rushing yards 101 318
Passing yards 161 285
Turnovers 2 0
Time of possession 32:03 27:57
Team Category Player Statistics
New Mexico State Passing Josh Adkins 19-30, 145 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Josh Foley 7 carries, 51 yards
Receiving Tony Nicholson 2 receptions, 44 yards
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 16-24, 227 yards, 3 TDs
Rushing Keilan Robinson 5 carries, 83 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jerry Jeudy 8 receptions, 103 yards, 3 TDs

at South Carolina GamecocksEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 25.5 59
1 234Total
No. 2 Alabama 14 101013 47
South Carolina 10 0310 23

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Statistics

Statistics Alabama South Carolina
First downs 25 31
Total yards 571 459
Rushing yards 76 135
Passing yards 495 324
Turnovers 0 2
Time of possession 32:37 27:23
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 28-36, 444 yards, 5 TDs
Rushing Najee Harris 7 carries, 36 yards
Receiving DeVonta Smith 8 receptions, 136 yards, 2 TDs
South Carolina Passing Ryan Hilinski 36-57, 324 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Rico Dowdle 12 carries, 102 yards
Receiving Shi Smith 6 receptions, 90 yards, 1 TD

Southern Miss Golden EaglesEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 38.5 65
1 234Total
Southern Miss 0 700 7
No. 2 Alabama 14 14147 49
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game start: 11:01 a.m.
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: 82, Partly cloudy, Wind SSE @ 7 mph
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Roy Philpott (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (color), Lauren Sisler (sideline)

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Statistics

Statistics Southern Miss Alabama
First downs 15 24
Total yards 226 514
Rushing yards 52 176
Passing yards 174 338
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 32:55 27:05
Team Category Player Statistics
Southern Miss Passing Jack Abraham 17-26, 174 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing DeMichael Harris 8 carries, 34 yards
Receiving DeMichael Harris 3 receptions, 50 yards, 1 TD
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 17-21, 293 yards, 5 TDs
Rushing Najee Harris 14 carries, 110 yards
Receiving Henry Ruggs 4 receptions, 148 yards, 2 TDs

Ole Miss RebelsEdit


Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 37.5 64
1 234Total
Ole Miss 10 0714 31
No. 2 Alabama 7 31147 59
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 99,590
  • Game weather: 91, Sunny skies, Wind WSW @ 3 mph
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)

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Statistics

Statistics Ole Miss Alabama
First downs 25 29
Total yards 476 573
Rushing yards 279 155
Passing yards 197 418
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 30:23 29:37
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing John Rhys Plumlee 10-28, 141 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing John Rhys Plumlee 25 carries, 109 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jonathan Mingo 3 receptions, 74 yards, 1 TD
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 26-36, 418 yards, 6 TDs
Rushing Najee Harris 9 carries, 71 yards
Receiving DeVonta Smith 11 receptions, 274 yards, 5 TDs

at No. 24 Texas A&M AggiesEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 18 62
1 234Total
No. 1 Alabama 14 101013 47
No. 24 Texas A&M 7 678 28
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: College Station, TX
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 106,749
  • Game weather: 64, Partly cloudy, Wind N @ 10 mph
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)

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Statistics

Statistics Alabama Texas A&M
First downs 25 24
Total yards 448 389
Rushing yards 155 125
Passing yards 293 264
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 30:56 29:04
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 21-34, 293 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Najee Harris 20 carries, 114 yards
Receiving DeVonta Smith 7 receptions, 99 yards, 1 TD
Texas A&M Passing Kellen Mond 24-42, 264 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Kellen Mond 16 carries, 90 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Quartney Davis 7 receptions, 81 yards

Tennessee VolunteersEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 35.5 62
Third Saturday in October
1 234Total
Tennessee 7 330 13
No. 1 Alabama 14 777 35
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game start: 8:11 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: 61, Cloudy, Wind NE @ 6 mph
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color), Todd McShay & Molly McGrath (sideline)

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Statistics

Statistics Tennessee Alabama
First downs 18 23
Total yards 231 373
Rushing yards 114 140
Passing yards 117 233
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 31:44 28:16
Team Category Player Statistics
Tennessee Passing Brian Maurer 5-7, 62 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Tim Jordan 17 carries, 94 yards
Receiving Jauan Jennings 6 receptions, 66 yards
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 11-12, 155 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Najee Harris 21 carries, 105 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Henry Ruggs 4 receptions, 72 yards

Arkansas RazorbacksEdit

1 234Total
Arkansas 0 007 7
No. 1 Alabama 17 2470 48
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game start: 6:05 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 100,233
  • Game weather: 71, Partly cloudy skies, Wind SW @ 11 mph
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (color), Tom Luginbill (sideline)

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Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 35 57

Statistics

Statistics Arkansas Alabama
First downs 13 23
Total yards 213 459
Rushing yards 106 179
Passing yards 107 280
Turnovers 4 0
Time of possession 25:26 34:34
Team Category Player Statistics
Arkansas Passing Nick Starkel 5-19, 58 yards, 3 INTs
Rushing Rakeem Boyd 12 carries, 50 yards
Receiving Rakeem Boyd 4 receptions, 55 yards
Alabama Passing Mac Jones 18-22, 235 yards, 3 TDs
Rushing Najee Harris 13 carries, 86 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Jerry Jeudy 7 receptions, 103 yards, 2 TDs

No. 2 LSU TigersEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 6.5 66
1 234Total
No. 2 LSU 10 23013 46
No. 3 Alabama 7 6721 41
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game start: 2:42 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: 57, Sunny skies, Wind W @ 3 mph
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)

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Statistics

Statistics LSU Alabama
First downs 29 22
Total yards 559 541
Rushing yards 166 123
Passing yards 393 418
Turnovers 1 2
Time of possession 34:34 25:26
Team Category Player Statistics
LSU Passing Joe Burrow 31-39, 393 yards, 3 TDs
Rushing Clyde Edwards-Helaire 20 carries, 103 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Ja'Marr Chase 6 receptions, 140 yards, 1 TD
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 21-40, 418 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Najee Harris 19 carries, 146 yards, 1 TD
Receiving DeVonta Smith 7 receptions, 213 yards, 2 TDs

at Mississippi State BulldogsEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 21 62
1 234Total
No. 5 Alabama 21 1430 38
Mississippi State 7 000 7
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Starkville, MS
  • Game start: 11:02 a.m.
  • Game attendance: 57,607
  • Game weather: 46, clear skies, Wind N @ 6 mph
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color), Todd McShay & Molly McGrath (sideline)

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Statistics Alabama Mississippi State
First downs 24 11
Total yards 510 270
Rushing yards 160 188
Passing yards 350 82
Turnovers 0 1
Time of possession 27:57 32:03
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing Tua Tagovailoa 14-18, 256 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Najee Harris 17 carries, 88 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Jerry Jeudy 7 receptions, 114 yards
Mississippi State Passing Tommy Stevens 12-21, 82 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Tommy Stevens 10 carries, 96 yards
Receiving Farrod Green 1 reception, 30 yards

Western Carolina CatamountsEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 55.5 61.5
1 234Total
Western Carolina 0 003 3
No. 5 Alabama 17 21217 66
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game start: 11:02 a.m.
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: 59, Cloudy skies, Wind W @ 10 mph
  • Referee: Lee Hedrick
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Roy Philpott (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (color), Lauren Sisler (sideline)

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Statistics Western Carolina Alabama
First downs 10 23
Total yards 179 541
Rushing yards 67 231
Passing yards 112 310
Turnovers 5 1
Time of possession 32:09 27:51
Team Category Player Statistics
Western Carolina Passing Tyrie Adams 10-19, 112 yards, 4 INTs
Rushing Donnavan Spencer 15 carries, 39 yards
Receiving Owen Cosenke 4 receptions, 46 yards
Alabama Passing Mac Jones 10-12, 275 yards, 3 TDs
Rushing Keilan Robinson 8 carries, 92 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jaylen Waddle 3 receptions, 101 yards, 1 TD

at No. 15 Auburn TigersEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 3 50
Iron Bowl
1 234Total
No. 5 Alabama 3 2877 45
No. 15 Auburn 7 20138 48
  • Date: November 30
  • Location: Auburn, AL
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 87,451
  • Game weather: 75, Sunny, Wind SW @ 11 mph
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)

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Statistics Alabama Auburn
First downs 28 23
Total yards 515 354
Rushing yards 180 181
Passing yards 335 173
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 35:52 24:08
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing Mac Jones 26-39, 335 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs
Rushing Najee Harris 27 carries, 146 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Henry Ruggs 6 receptions, 99 yards, 1 TD
Auburn Passing Bo Nix 15-30, 173 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Jatarvious Whitlow 16 carries, 114 yards
Receiving Seth Williams 3 receptions, 66 yards

vs No. 14 Michigan WolverinesEdit

Pregame line Over/under
Alabama by 7 58.5
Vrbo Citrus Bowl
1 234Total
No. 14 Michigan 10 600 16
No. 13 Alabama 7 7714 35
  • Date: January 1, 2020
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Game start: 1:07 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 59,746
  • Game weather: 66, Mostly sunny, clear, Wind NNW @ 5 mph
  • Referee: M Mothershed
  • TV announcers (ABC): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (color), Tom Luginbill (sideline)

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Statistics Michigan Alabama
First downs 23 20
Total yards 395 480
Rushing yards 162 153
Passing yards 233 327
Turnovers 2 0
Time of possession 34:47 25:13
Team Category Player Statistics
Michigan Passing Shea Patterson 17-37, 233 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Zach Charbonnet 13 carries, 84 yards
Receiving Giles Jackson 4 receptions, 57 yards
Alabama Passing Mac Jones 16-25, 327 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Najee Harris 24 carries, 136 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Jerry Jeudy 6 receptions, 204 yards, 1 TD

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 2 (10) 2 (8) 2 (6) 2 (5) 2 (6) 1 (29) 1 (32) 1 (30) 1 (24) 2 (21) 2 (21) 4 5 5 9 9-T 8 
Coaches 2 (6) 2 (6) 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (2) 1 (29) 1 (42) 1 (44) 1 (44) 1 (40) 1 (37) 4 5 5 9 9 8 
CFP Not released 3 5 5 5 12 13 Not released

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

Key: POS: Position, SOLO: Solo Tackles, AST: Assisted Tackles, TOT: Total Tackles, TFL: Tackles-for-loss, SACK: Quarterback Sacks, INT: Interceptions, PD: Passes Defended, FF: Forced Fumbles, FR: Fumbles Recovered, BLK: Kicks or Punts Blocked, SAF: Safeties

Special teamsEdit

ScoringEdit

Scores by quarter (non-conference opponents)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 0 10 7 3 20
Alabama 35 45 59 14 153

Scores by quarter (SEC opponents)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
SEC opponents 34 9 20 39 102
Alabama 66 82 48 40 236

Scores by quarter (All opponents)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 34 19 27 42 122
Alabama 101 127 107 54 389

Awards and honorsEdit

Weekly Awards
Player Position Date Ref.
Tua Tagovailoa (Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week) QB September 2, 2019 [33]
D.J. Dale (Co-SEC Defensive Lineman Player of the Week) DL September 2, 2019
Tua Tagovailoa (2), (SEC Offensive Player of the Week) QB September 16, 2019 [34]
Landon Dickerson (SEC Offensive Lineman Player of the Week) OL September 16, 2019
DeVonta Smith (SEC Offensive Player of the Week) WR September 30, 2019 [35]
Jaylen Waddle (SEC Special Teams Player of the Week) WR/PR October 14, 2019 [36]
Alex Leatherwood (SEC Offensive Lineman Player of the Week) OL October 21, 2019 [37]

PostseasonEdit

Bowl gameEdit

Alabama was selected to face Michigan in the 2020 Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. The last time Alabama faced Michigan was during the regular season in 2012 when the Tide beat Michigan 41-14. Alabama defeated Michigan 35-16 in the 2020 VRBO Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2020 to close out the season at 11-2 overall. For nine straight seasons, the Crimson Tide has won 11 or more games.

2020 NFL DraftEdit

The 2020 NFL Draft was held virtually on April 23–25, 2020.

Crimson Tide who were picked in the 2020 NFL Draft:

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
1 5 Tua Tagovailoa QB Miami Dolphins
1 10 Jedrick Wills OT Cleveland Browns
1 12 Henry Ruggs WR Las Vegas Raiders
1 15 Jerry Jeudy WR Denver Broncos
2 36 Xavier McKinney S New York Giants
2 51 Trevon Diggs CB Dallas Cowboys
2 56 Raekwon Davis DT Miami Dolphins
3 84 Terrell Lewis LB Los Angeles Rams
3 87 Anfernee Jennings OLB New England Patriots
Undrafted Free Agent Jared Mayden S San Francisco 49ers

Media affiliatesEdit

RadioEdit

TVEdit

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