Trivia answers: September 2021

Christopher Walsh

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Sept. 1: What's Nick Saban's all-time coaching record against the Miami Hurricanes?

It was a trick question. Saban's never faced them, so the answer is 0-0. However, he is 2-0 against Miami of Ohio.
 

Joey Blackwell

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Sept. 2: Entering his 15th season as Alabama football's head coach, Nick Saban has led the Crimson Tide to an NCAA record of most weeks ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25. How many weeks has Alabama been ranked No. 1 since Saban arrived on campus in 2007?

Answer: 100 weeks.
 

Joey Blackwell

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Sept. 4: Alabama has a 14-3 record all-time over Miami. Of those 14 wins, 42-6 was the largest margin of victory for the Crimson Tide. In what year did this game take place, and who was the head coach of Alabama at the time?

Answer: 1969.
 

Joey Blackwell

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Sept. 5: On Saturday against Miami, quarterback Bryce Young set the Alabama program record for most touchdowns in a debut start (4). Who previously held the record?

Answer: Joe Namath and Mac Jones were both tied for the previous record with three touchdowns.
 

Christopher Walsh

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Sept. 6: The University of Alabama was founded in 1831. However, the football program didn't play its first game until 1892. Who was the first opponent that the Crimson Tide ever faced?

It was a team of high school players from the Birmingham area, who helped Alabama prepare to face the Birmingham Athletic Club the next day. Alabama blew out the high school team 56-0, but lost the next day, 5-4 (scoring was a little different back then).
 

Christopher Walsh

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Sept. 7: Alabama football's season-opening win to Miami was by a 31-point margin, and the Crimson Tide has won its first game 15 consecutive years under coach Nick Saban. Of the last 15 season openers, which year and against whom did Alabama have its largest margin of victory?

46, when Alabama crushed Southern California 52-6 in Arlington, Texas, in 2016. Alabama also won 52-6 when Saban made his coaching debut at Alabama in 2007, but the win was later vacated.
 

Christopher Walsh

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Sept. 8: This will be the fourth meeting between Mercer and Alabama, dating back to 1939. How many points has Mercer scored in the series?

Zero. Alabama won 20-0 (1939), 20-0 (1940) and 56-0 (2017). It has outscored the Bears, 96-0.

Sept. 9: Alabama football closed out the 2020 season by winning the program's 18th national title. The Crimson Tide won its first national championship in 1925 with a score of 20-19. What team did they beat?

The Washington Huskies.
 
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Katie Windham

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Sept. 10: Nick Saban was an assistant coach at Michigan State in the 80s and then the Spartans head coach from 1995-1999. Thursday during his weekly radio show, Saban shared a story from his time as an assistant at another Big Ten school. At what other Big Ten school besides Michigan State was Saban an assistant coach?

Saban was an assistant at Ohio State from 1980-1981.
 

Katie Windham

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September 11: In what state is today's Alabama football opponent Mercer located?

Mercer University is located in Macon, Georgia.
 
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Katie Windham

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September 12: At the Mercer game, the 1981 Alabama football team was honored during the pregame for the 40th anniversary of their SEC Championship. It was the final SEC Championship Bear Bryant won as the coach of the Crimson Tide. How many SEC titles did he win?

Bryant won 13 SEC titles at Alabama.
 

Katie Windham

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September 13: Many were dubbing Sunday's Patriots/Dolphins game as the "Alabama Bowl" since both teams were led by former Crimson Tide quarterbacks, but how many total players from Alabama including Tua and Mac played in that game?

There were seven total, four for New England (Jones, Damien Harris, Dont'a Hightower, and Christian Barmore) and three for Miami (Tua, Jaylen Waddle and Raekwon Davis)
 

Christopher Walsh

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Sept 14: There are enough former Alabama players in the NFL to form an entire roster, and the list only grows, but which position group has the most?

Defensive backs with 12 (as of this posting).
 

Joey Blackwell

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Sept. 16: Paul 'Bear' Bryant is known for his success as head coach at Alabama as well as his intensity while coaching at Texas A&M. Including his time in College Station, how many schools did Bryant coach before "mama called" and he made his return to Tuscaloosa in 1958?

Answer: Three (Maryland, Kentucky, Texas A&M).
 

Christopher Walsh

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Sorry folks, we slipped on the trivia questions for a few days. We'll give you two today to try and make up for it a little.
 

Christopher Walsh

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Very close BD, but I'm still giving you credit for getting one correct.

Sept. 22

1) Who was the quarterback for Southern Miss the last time it won against Alabama;
In 2000, Jeff Kelly threw for 159 yards and a touchdown and No. 25 Southern Mississippi scored twice off turnovers to beat No. 15 Alabama at Legion Field, 21-0

2) Who was the Crimson Tide coach the last time the Golden Eagles won in Tuscaloosa?
You were correct, it was Bear Bryant. Nov. 13, 1982, 38-29, making it Bryant's last loss in Tuscaloosa.
 

Joey Blackwell

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Sept. 23: Paul 'Bear' Bryant's final game was a 21-15 victory over Illinois in the 1982 Liberty Bowl. With the win, Bryant finished his career with an overall record of 323-85-17. With that being said, what team faced the Crimson Tide in Bryant's final loss of his career, and what was the final score of the game?

Answer: Bryant's final loss was in the 1982 Iron Bowl against Auburn, 23-22.
 

Katie Windham

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Staff member
September 24: Who were the three quarterbacks that completed a pass for Alabama the last time the Crimson Tide played Southern Miss in 2019?

Answer: Tua Tagovailoa, Mac Jones and Taulia Tagovailoa all completed at least one pass against Southern Miss in 2019. The elder Tagovailoa had 5 TD passes that day.
 

Joey Blackwell

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September 25: On Saturday, Alabama football will play Southern Miss for the 44th time in program history. Including this weekend's game, how many times has the Crimson Tide faced the Golden Eagles on the gridiron in the state of Mississippi?

Answer: None.
 
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