November 4, 2007
The Sunday Rewind: LSU 41, Alabama 34
The Sunday Rewind is a weekly collection of notes and quotes from the Alabama football game of the weekend.
Return to sender
Alabama's Javier Arenas broke a 61-yard punt return Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium against LSU, giving the Crimson Tide a 34-27 lead with 7:33 remaining in the game. It was the third time in his career Arenas has taken a punt for a score, one short of David Palmer's school record. The sophomore from Tampa is now averaging 17.2 yards per return on the 2007 season, tops in the Southeastern Conference. A look back at the big returns from Arenas' short career, and where applicable, the resulting drives for the Crimson Tide's offense:
|2007||LSU||61-yard punt return for touchdown|
|2007||Tennessee||62-yard KO return, sets up missed FG try|
|2007||Ole Miss||54-yard punt return sets up 21-yard TD drive|
|2007||Arkansas||58-yard punt return sets up 2-yard TD drive|
|2007||Vanderbilt||69-yard punt return sets up 1-yard TD drive|
|2007||W. Carolina||45-yard KO return sets up 48-yard TD drive|
|2006||Oklahoma St.||86-yard punt return for touchdown|
|2006||FIU||65-yard punt return for touchdown|
By the numbers
A look at a few numbers from Alabama's 41-34 loss to LSU.
0.6 Alabama averaged 0.6 yards per rush against the Tigers defense.
7 Defensive end Wallace Gilberry, with three sacks of LSU's Matt Flynn, now has a career-high seven sacks for the season.
34 The seven sacks of John Parker Wilson cost Alabama 34 negative yards.
9 Alabama safety Rashad Johnson recorded a game-high nine tackles, including seven solos.
14 Wilson now has 14 touchdown passes on the season, three short of tying the school record he set in 2006.
17 With a 67-yard touchdown catch, DJ Hall now has 17 for his career, ranking second on Alabama's all-time list.
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