September 30, 2007

The Sunday Rewind: FSU 21, Alabama 14

The Sunday Rewind is a weekly collection of notes and quotes from the Alabama football game of the weekend.Florida State 21, Alabama 14: Ezekial Knight - Nine tackles, two TFL, 1 sack. ... DJ Hall - 7 receptions, 83 yards, touchdown. ... UA run defense - 82 yards on 35 attempts (2.3 per carry).

Two-minute drill

For the third consecutive week, Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson used a no-huddle offense to rally the Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter, but the last two efforts came up short in losses to Georgia and Florida State. In all three games, Alabama has trailed and gone to the no-huddle in a comeback effort. Below, BOL breaks down Wilson's numbers in the first three quarters of those games from his fourth quarters, which have been largely in hurry-up mode:

OpponentQuarters 1-3Fourth quarterGame totals
Arkansas13-26, 238 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT11-19, 91 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT24-45, 327 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT
Georgia13-26, 91 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT4-9, 94 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT17-35, 185 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Florida State15-25, 119 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT13-28, 121 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT28-53, 240 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
Breakdown totals41-77, 448 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT28-56, 306 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT69-133, 754 yards, 6 TD, 2 INT

By the numbers
A look at a few numbers from Alabama's 21-14 loss to Florida State.

10 Alabama punter P.J. Fitzgerald was as busy as he has been all season Saturday with 10 punts. He averaged 36.9 per try, with a long of 56, and four downed inside the FSU 20.

6 Alabama's defense made six tackles for loss against the Seminoles, including two by Ezekial Knight.

44 John Parker Wilson's 10 completions to Roy Upchurch, Glen Coffee, Mike McCoy and Nick Walker went for a combined 44 yards.

19 Alabama recorded 19 total yards in the first quarter.

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