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Orange Bowl Opponent Preview: Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide

SEC

 

2018 Record: 13-0, 8-0

Coach: Nick Saban

Coach Bowl Record: 13-9

 

Big Wins: 11/3 at LSU (29-0), 12/1 vs Georgia (35-28)

Bad Losses: None

 

Statistical Leaders:

Rushing: Damien Harris, RB, 771 yards

Passing: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, 3,353 yards

Receiving: Jerry Jeudy, WR, 1,103 yards

Tackles: Dylan Moses, LB, 76

Sacks: Isaiah Buggs, DL, 9.5

Interceptions: Saivion Smith, DB, 3

 

2018 Team Stats:

Rushing Offense: 205.9 (32nd in nation, 4th in conference)

Passing Offense: 332.1 (6, 2)

Total Offense: 538.0 (4, 1)

Scoring Offense: 49.0 (2, 1)

Rushing Defense: 114.0 (15, 3)

Pass Defense: 168.2 (10, 2)

Total Defense: 282.2 (6, 2)

Scoring Defense: 13.8 (3, 2)

Turnover Margin: 0.83 (9, 2)

Sacks: 3.33 (5, 1)

Sacks Allowed: 0.92 (9, 1)

 

Recent Bowl Appearances:

 

2017 National Championship Georgia (26-23)
2017 Sugar Bowl (semifinal) Clemson (24-6)
2016 National Championship Clemson (31-35)
2016 Peach Bowl (semifinal) Washington (24-7)
2015 National Championship Clemson (45-40)
2015 Cotton Bowl – Semifinal Michigan State (38-0)
2014 Sugar Bowl-Semifinal Ohio State (35-42)
2013 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma (31-45)
2012 BCS Championship Notre Dame (42-14)
2011 BCS Championship LSU (21-0)
2010 Capital One Bowl Michigan State (49-7)
2009 BCS Championship Texas (37-21)
2008 Sugar Bowl Utah (17-31)
2007 Independence Bowl Colorado (30-24)

 

*all team stats through 11/24

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