November 18, 2007

The Sunday Rewind: ULM 21, Alabama 14

The Sunday Rewind is a weekly collection of notes and quotes from the Alabama football game of the weekend.

Louisiana at Monroe 21, Alabama 14: Darren Mustin - 14 tackles, two for loss … Keith Brown - 6 catches, 97 yards, TD … Wallace Gilberry - 10 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack.

Low Tides
As upset losses go, Alabama's 21-14 defeat at the hands of Louisiana at Monroe was a real stomach turner. Once the Crimson Tide lost to LSU and fell out of the SEC West race, 2007 essentially became a one-game season (Auburn) for many fans. Unfortunately for UA, the team has played as though it became a one-game season as well. Since former coach Gene Stallings resigned following the 1996 season, Alabama fans have become all too familiar with losses like these. So which since that time has been the worst? Below is a look at the most embarrassing upsets of Alabama over the last 10-plus seasons:

YearVenueOpponentResultCoach
1997awayKentuckyL, 40-34DuBose
1997homeLouisiana TechL, 26-20DuBose
1999homeLouisiana TechL, 29-28DuBose
2000homeCentral FloridaL, 40-38DuBose
2000homeSouthern MissL, 21-0DuBose
2003homeNorthern IllinoisL, 19-16Shula
2006homeMississippi StateL, 24-16Shula
2007homeLouisiana-MonroeL, 21-14Saban


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

22 With four more tackles for loss, Alabama's Wallace Gilberry now has 22 for the season, which leads the Southeastern Conference.

+4 After entering last week's loss to Mississippi State with one of the SEC's best turnover ratios (+9), the Crimson Tide is now just +4 for the year. UA had four giveaways and no takeaways against the Warhawks.

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