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Alabama Record Breaking Watch: Week 6

Given the beating we took on Saturday, I've got to tell you, I really didn't feel like writing this up. Talk of breaking records is fun when you're winning, but it seems...well...kind of futile and dreary after getting pasted like that. It's kind of a grey morning (or it was when I started writing this) and I'm lounging around spacing out and listening to stuff like Auto-Rock by Mogwai, which seems to mesh well with my feelings about this weekend's game: it starts off kind of lonely and melancholy and then builds in intensity until a powerful, determined, "Rising like a phoenix from the ashes in order to conquer the world" vibe emerges. Y'all didn't log on to hear me ramble about Glaswegian post-rock though, so onto the record chasing...


We got in a deep hole so fast that the running game never had a chance to put up any significant numbers. Ingram had 41 yards on 11 carries. He needed 103 yards to stay on pace for the record and didn't even get half of that. For the second week in a row, the average climbs again. Ingram now needs 112 yards per game to break the record. His 41 yards on Saturday put him in sole possession of 4th place on the all-time rushing yardage list ahead of Johnny Musso:

Place Career Yards Attempts Player Years
1st 3,565 727 Shaun Alexander 1996-99
2nd 3,420 615 Bobby Humphrey 1985-88
3rd 3,324 702 Kenneth Darby 2003-06
Mark Ingram
5th 2,741 574 Johnny Musso 1969-71
6th 2,645 612 Dennis Riddle 1994-97
7th 2,560 408 Bobby Marlow 1950-52
8th 2,519 447 Johnny Davis 1974-77
9th 2,486 535 Sherman Williams 1991-94
10th 2,288 410 Shaud Williams 2002-03


Ingram made no progress on the all-time rushing TD record against South Carolina. As it now stands, he'll need one per game the rest of the way to break it.


Place Career Rush TD Player Years
1st 41 Shaun Alexander 1996-99
2nd 35 Mark Ingram
3rd 34 Johnny Musso 1969-71
4th 33 Bobby Humphrey 1985-88
5th 29 Tony Nathan 1975-78
6th 27 Sherman Williams 1991-94
7th 26 Bobby Marlow 1950-52


No progress was made on his road to all-time 100-yard games record either:


Place 100yd Games Player Years
1st (tie) 15 Shaun Alexander 1996-99
1st (tie) 15 Bobby Humphrey 1985-88
3rd (tie) 12 Kenneth Darby 2003-06
3rd (tie) 12 Sherman Williams 1991-94
3rd (tie) 12 Mark Ingram 2008-current
6th (tie) 9 Shaud Williams 2002-03
6th (tie) 9 Siran Stacy 1989-91
6th (tie) 9 Johnny Musso 1969-71
6th (tie) 9 Bobby Marlow 1950-52
10th (tie) 7 Dennis Riddle 1994-97
10th (tie) 7 Johnny Davis 1974-77


Jones needed 8.75 catches per game after the Florida game in order to break Hall's record. Julio went out and grabbed eight, but broke his hand in the process. His eight catches did move him to third on the all-time list. He needs 20 receptions to pass Freddie Millons for 2nd on the all-time list and would need 9 catches per game to surpass Hall. With this current injury, who knows how things will turn out, though I think we can safely say he won't pass Hall, but hopefully will be able to pass Millons. We can only wish Julio a speedy recovery and hope for the best at this point.


Place Receptions Player Years
1st 194 DJ Hall 2004-07
2nd 152 Freddie Milons 1998-2001
3rd  133
Julio Jones
4th 132
David Bailey 1969-71
5th 117 Keith Brown 2004-07
6th 108 Lamonde Russell 1987-90
7th (tie) 106 Curtis Brown 1991-95
7th (tie) 106 Antonio Carter 1999-2004
9th (tie) 102 Ozzie Newsome 1974-77
9th (tie) 102 David Palmer 1991-93


Jones would need some ridiculously HUGE games to pass Hall's all-time receiving yards record even if he were healthy, and that's clearly not going to happen. He is likely to pass Ozzie Newsome though, needing a mere 111 yards to do so.


Place Receiving Yards Player Years
1st 2,923 DJ Hall 2004-07
2nd 2,070 Ozzie Newsome 1974-77
3rd  1,960
Julio Jones
4th 1,863* Keith Brown 2004-07
5th 1,859
Freddie Milons 1998-2001
6th 1,857 David Bailey 1969-71
7th 1,611 David Palmer 1991-93
8th 1,568 Curtis Brown 1991-95
9th 1,495 Dennis Homan
10th 1,386 Joey Jones

* Brown is listed with 1,863 yards in the Alabama Record Book but in 6th place.

GMAC's 2 TD passes on Saturday moved him to 9th on the all-time list passing Jay Barker and Scott Hunter. McElroy needs 14 more TD passes for the record, or 2 per game.


Place TD Passes Player Years
1st 41 Brodie Croyle 2002-05
2nd 37 John Parker Wilson 2005-2008
3rd (tie) 35 Andrew Zow 1998-2001
3rd (tie) 35 Mike Shula 1983-86
5th (tie) 30 Freddie Kitchens 1993-97
5th (tie) 30 Jeff Rutledge 1975-78
7th (tie) 29 Harry Gilmer 1944-47
7th (tie) 29 Walter Lewis 1980-83
9th 28 Greg McElroy
10th 27 Scott Hunter 1968-70


McElroy's 315 yards passing was enough to push him past Gary Hollingsworth and McElroy now sits at #9 on the list. He should pass 2-3 others within the next few games.


Place Pass Yds Pct (cmpl - atts) Player Years
1st 7,924 57% (665 of 1,175) John Parker Wilson 2005-08
2nd 6,382 56% (488 of 869)  Brodie Croyle 2002-05
3rd 5,983 54% (459 of 852)  Andrew Zow 1998-2001
4th 5,689 57% (402 of 706)  Jay Barker 1968-70
5th  4,899 57% (382 of 672)  Scott Hunter 1993-97
6th 4,668 50% (343 of 680)  Freddie kitchens 1993-97
7th  4,257 57% (286 of 504)  Walter Lewis 1980-83
8th 4,069 54% (313 of 578) Mike Shula 1983-86
9th 4,002
65% (299 of 462)
Greg McElroy
10th  3,842 56% (345 of 621) Gary Hollingsworth 1989-90