Game Notes: Alabama falls to LSU

ALABAMA FOOTBALL POST-GAME NOTES – LSU 24, ALABAMA 21 TIGER STADIUM, BATON ROUGE, LA. ALABAMA ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

THE ALABAMA-LSU SERIES: With the loss, Alabama leads the all-time series with LSU 45-24-5 in a series that dates back to the 1895 season. The home team has compiled an 13-27-1 record since the 1970 season.

JONES ON CAREER CATCHES LIST: Junior wide receiver Julio Jones caught 10 passes for 89 yards in the first half. That productivity moved Jones’ career receptions total to 151, ranking him third in Alabama history behind record holder DJ Hall (194 from 2004-07) and Freddie Milons (152 from 1998-2001).

CAREER RECEPTIONS
194 DJ Hall (2,923 yards)…………………………………………………………………… 2004-07
156 Julio Jones (2,288 yards)……………………………. 2008-present
152 Freddie Milons (1,859 yards)………………………………………….. 1998-2001
132 David Bailey (1,857 yards)………………………………………………………. 1969-71
117 Keith Brown (1,863 yards)……………………………………………………… 2004-07

JONES ON SINGLE-SEASON LISTS: With 10 catches for 89 yards in the first half today, Julio Jones has 50 catches for 715 yards this season. That ranks Jones 10th for catches in a season and 11th in receiving yards in a season.

RECEPTIONS – SEASON
67 DJ Hall (1,005 yards)…………………………………………………………………………… 2007
65 Freddie Milons (733 yards)…………………………………………………………….. 1999
62 DJ Hall (1,056 yards)…………………………………………………………………………… 2006
61 David Palmer (1,000 yards)……………………………………………………………. 1993
58 Julio Jones (924 yards)……………………………………………………………………….. 2008
56 David Bailey (781 yards)…………………………………………………………………… 1969
55 David Bailey (790 yards)…………………………………………………………………… 1970
55 Julio Jones (758 yards)…………………………………………….. 2010
54 Dennis Homan (820 yards)……………………………………………………………… 1967

RECEIVING YARDS – SEASON
1,056 DJ Hall (62 catches)…………………………………………………………………………… 2006
1,005 DJ Hall (67 catches)…………………………………………………………………………… 2007
1,000 David Palmer (61 catches)……………………………………………………………. 1993
924 Julio Jones (58 catches)…………………………………………………………………… 2008
820 Dennis Homan (54 catches)…………………………………………………………. 1967
804 Ozzie Newsome (36 catches)……………………………………………………….. 1977
790 David Bailey (55 catches)………………………………………………………………. 1970
781 David Bailey (56 catches)………………………………………………………………. 1969
758 Julio Jones (55 catches)…………………………………………. 2010
756 Al Lary (35 catches)………………………………………………………………………….. 1950

McELROY’S CAREER TD PASSES: Senior quarterback Greg McElroy had two touchdown passes against LSU, the 31st and 32nd of McElroy’s Alabama career, moving him into fifth place on the UA career touchdown passes list. He has 13 touchdown passes in the 2010 season.

TOUCHDOWN PASSES – CAREER
47 John Parker Wilson………………………………………………………………………… 2005-08
41 Brodie Croyle……………………………………………………………………………………… 2002-05
35 Andrew Zow……………………………………………………………………………………….. 1998-01
35 Mike Shula…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1983-86
32 Greg McElroy……………………………………………….. 2007-present

TOUCHDOWN PASSES – SEASON
18 John Parker Wilson………………………………………………………………………………… 2007
17 John Parker Wilson………………………………………………………………………………… 2006
17 Greg McElroy……………………………………………………………………………………………… 2009
16 Mike Shula…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1985
16 Brodie Croyle……………………………………………………………………………………………… 2003
14 Brodie Croyle……………………………………………………………………………………………… 2005
14 Walter Lewis………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1983
14 Gary Hollingsworth………………………………………………………………………………… 1989
14 Jay Barker…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1994
14 Freddie Kitchens……………………………………………………………………………………… 1996
13 Harry Gilmer………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1945
13 Joe Namath………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1962
13 Jeff Rutledge………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1978
13 Mike Shula…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1986
13 Greg McElroy……………………………………………………………. 2010

INTERCEPTION ENDS McELROY’S ERRORLESS STREAK: Senior quarterback Greg McElroy’s third pass attempt of the game was intercepted by LSU at the Alabama 35-yard line with 11:25 remaining in the first quarter. That pass ended a streak of passes thrown without an interception at 124. That total ranks 6th in Alabama history. McElroy owns three of the six longest streaks in Alabama history. He also had a 149-pass streak in 2009-10 that ranks third and a 141-pass streak this season that ranks fourth.

LONGEST STRETCHES BETWEEN INTERCEPTIONS
190 Brodie Croyle (2004-05)
155 Jay Barker (1993-94)
149 Greg McElroy (2009-10)
141 Greg McElroy (2010)
135 Freddie Kitchens (1997)
124 Greg McElroy (2010)

INGRAM SCORES: Junior running back Mark Ingram put Alabama in front, 14-10, on a five-yard run with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter. That score gives Ingram 38 rushing touchdowns for his Alabama career, 41 touchdowns overall. He ranks second in Alabama history in rushing touchdowns and is tied for fifth in total touchdowns.

ALABAMA CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS LEADERS
41 Shaun Alexander…………………………………………………………………………….. 1996-99
38 Mark Ingram……………………………………………….. 2008-present
34 Johnny Musso……………………………………………………………………………………. 1969-71
33 Bobby Humphrey……………………………………………………………………………. 1985-88
29 Tony Nathan ……………………………………………………………………………………… 1975-78
27 Sherman Williams…………………………………………………………………………… 1991-94
26 Bobby Marlow…………………………………………………………………………………… 1950-52

ALABAMA CAREER TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS LEAERS
52 Harry Gilmer (2 PR, 1 KOR, 1 IR, 19 rush, 29 pass) 1944-47
50 Shaun Alexander (41 rush, 8 rec., 1 KOR)………………… 1996-99
43 John Parker Wilson (37 pass, 6 rush)……………………………. 2005-07
42 Walter Lewis (13 rush, 29 pass)……………………………………….. 1980-83
41 Jeff Rutledge (11 rush, 30 pass)……………………………………….. 1975-78
41 Mark Ingram (38 rush, 3 rec.)…………………. 2008-present
40 Joe Namath (15 rush, 25 pass)………………………………………….. 1962-64
40 Johnny Musso (34 rush, 4 rec., 2 pass)………………………… 1969-71
40 Bobby Humphrey (33 rush, 7 rec.)…………………………………. 1985-88

INGRAM OVER 3,000 RUSHING YARDS; RANKS 4TH ON CAREER RUSHING CHART: Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards on 21 carries against LSU, which gives him 3,027 rushing yards in his career to rank fourth in Crimson Tide history. Shaun Alexander (1996-99) is the Tide’s career rushing yards record holder with 3,565 yards.

ALABAMA’S CAREER RUSHING LEADERS
3,565 Shaun Alexander (727 att.) 1996-99
3,420 Bobby Humphrey (615 att.) 1985-88
3,324 Kenneth Darby (702 att.) 2003-06
3,027 Mark Ingram (506 att.) 2008-present
2,741 Johnny Musso (574 att.) 1969-71

NOTABLE: Sophomore nose guard Kerry Murphy started along the defensive front for Alabama today, his fifth starting assignment, and junior offensive tackle Alfred McCullough made his third start of the season…Today’s Alabama game captains were senior quarterback Greg McElroy, junior safety Mark Barron and junior wide receiver Julio Jones…LSU won the opening coin toss and deferred its choice to the second half. Alabama received the opening kickoff.