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Isaiah Buggs is approaching Alabama football history

Big Pooh is having a big year.

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to sacks, Derrick Thomas is obviously the guy in Alabama history. Thomas had 52 career sacks over his four seasons, the most in school history. Second place? Jonathan Allen with 28.5 sacks.

Thomas also holds the record for most sacks in a single season with a whopping 27. Second place? Derrick Thomas, with 18 sacks. Jonathan Allen’s 12 sacks in 2015 is in third place.

There have only been 13 instances of double digit sacks in school history, and Derrick Thomas and Jonathan Allen account for 4 of them.

Isaiah Buggs, through 10 games, already has 9.5 sacks, averaging 0.95 sacks per game; and Alabama is guaranteed at least four more games this season. Allen averaged 0.80 sacks over 15 games in 2015.

If Buggs did not record any more sacks, he would still be #14 on the list. If he gets just half a sack the rest of the way, he would be the 12th player in school history to reach double digits. If he gets just one more sack, he would be tied for #5. If he gets two more sacks, he would be #4. Three more, obviously, and he’s only behind Derrick Thomas.


Will Isaiah Buggs pass Jonathan Allen on the single season sack list?

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  • 5%
    No, he won’t get three more sacks
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    Yes, he’ll get at least three more sacks
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