Sports

How Alabama has responded after its last 10 regular season losses


c2b35718bd96eae2429081cc08ba92b0

The word “lost” has rarely followed “Alabama” since Nick Saban took over the program in 2007. Outside of his first season, there has been nothing but wins in Tuscaloosa, bringing in seven SEC championships and six national championships.

Saturday was one of those days where people could say “Alabama lost” after Texas A&M pulled out a 41-38 victory in College Station. Plenty of streaks were snapped, including Saban’s undefeated record vs former assistant coaches, a 100 game winning streak vs unranked opponents, and the longest active win streak in the country at 19.

Throughout the past decade plus, the Crimson Tide have responded well after losses. Over the past 10, they are 9-1 the following game. The common opponent has been Mississippi State, playing them for the fourth time on Saturday.

Nobody within the program is going to be happy over the next week, even former players. We know how a loss can light a fire under a Saban-coached team.

Here is how Alabama has responded to its last 10 losses suffered in the regular season.

2010 – Loss at LSU

ccf460a40f58c603b8a25be700192db5

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Next game: 30-10 win over No. 10 Mississippi State

2010 – Loss vs Auburn

6e669fd6345a48383e869f05df8fb53d

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Next game: 49-7 win over No. 7 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl

2011 – Loss vs LSU

a3fa7d13f4bbf3a77a2efdfd8643b339

Butch Dill/Getty Images

Next game: 24-7 win at Mississippi State

2012 – Loss vs Texas A&M

daca7a9261cbafb981c4d61035cfc7a2

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Next game: 49-0 win over Western Carolina

2013 – Loss at Auburn

c112170cde2bb0e0fc2e793377ae804d

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Next game: 45-31 loss to No. 11 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl

2014 – Loss at Ole Miss

900ca0bf8e405ee285216b813ee68db5

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Next game: 14-13 win at Arkansas.

2015 – Loss vs Ole Miss

8d85bfec725967c123e4e781747b8559

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Next game: 34-0 win over ULM

2017 – Loss at Auburn

ad4656de1dc7896a5a8c45d4abb6107e

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Next game: 26-14 win vs No. 1 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl/College Football Semifinal

2019 – Loss vs LSU

Phidarian Mathis

Phidarian Mathis

Mickey Welsh, Montgomery Advertiser

Next game: 38-7 win at Mississippi State

2019 – Loss at Auburn

Major Tennison

Major Tennison

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Next game: 35-16 win vs No. 17 Michigan in the Citrus Bowl

1

1

Source link: https://sports.yahoo.com/alabama-responded-last-10-regular-215606332.html?src=rss
Back to top button