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Halftime notes for Crimson Tide

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GAME CAPTAINS: Tonight's Alabama game captains were linebacker Dont'a Hightower, safety Mark Barron and running back Trent Richardson. Alabama won the toss and elected to defer the opening kickoff. The honorary captains for the Tide were Mark Ingram and Roman Harper. 

TIDE 48-3 UNDER SABAN WHEN LEADING AT THE HALF: The Crimson Tide is 48-3 when leading at halftime under head coach Nick Saban.  

FIRST HALF DEFENSE: With LSU being shutout in the first half, Alabama has allowed seven points or less in 15 of its last 16 first halves of play against opponents from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Over that span, the Crimson Tide has surrendered just three points or less on nine occasions, including six shutouts. Alabama also only allowed one first down and 43 total yards against the Tigers in the half. 

SMELLEY FINISHING STRONG: Alabama senior tight end Brad Smelley has been finishing his Crimson Tide career on a strong note. Coming off a game where he caught a career-high six passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against Auburn, Smelley continued the trend against LSU. He caught six passes for 35 yards in the first half. Over the last two and a half games, the senior has caught 16 passes for 179 yards and hauled in three touchdowns.

McCARRON STARTS FAST & FINDS SIX DIFFERENT RECEIVERS: Alabama sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron got off to a quick start against LSU. McCarron was 18-for-25 with 156 yards while finding six different receivers. Over the last eight quarters, McCarron is 50-for-67 with 530 yards and has tossed six touchdowns without an interception.  

SHELLEY MOVES UP THE ALABAMA CHARTS: Junior placekicker Jeremy Shelley now ranks sixth in Alabama history in points scored in a season with 109. Shelley scored all nine of the Crimson Tide's first-half points, with a 23-yard, a 34-yard and a season-high 41-yard field goal. In addition, he is now third for the most points scored in a season by a kicker. 

POINTS – SEASON

144  Shaun Alexander (24 TDs)                        1999

138  Trent Richardson (23 TDs)                      2011

132  Leigh Tiffin (30 FGs, 42 PATs)                   2009

120  Mark Ingram (20 TDs)                                2009

111  Leigh Tiffin (25 FGs, 36 PATs)                   2007

109  Jeremy Shelley (19 FGs, 52 PATs              2011

108  Siran Stacy (18 TDs)                                   1989

106  Leigh Tiffin (20 FGs, 46 PATs)                   2008

104  Bobby Humphrey (17 TDs, 1 2-Pt.)          1986

102  Shaun Alexander (17 TDs)                        1998 

POINTS – SEASON (KICKERS)

132  Leigh Tiffin (30 FGs, 42 PATs)                   2009

111  Leigh Tiffin (25 FGs, 36 PATs)                   2007

109  Jeremy Shelley (19 FGs, 52 PATs              2011

106  Leigh Tiffin (20 FGs, 46 PATs)                   2008

100  Philip Doyle (22 FGs, 34 PATs)                  1989

97     Philip Doyle (24 FGs, 25 PATs)                 1990

97     Michael Proctor (22 FGs, 31 PATs)           1993

94     Michael Proctor (19FGs, 37 PATs)            1992

86     Jeremy Shelley (12 FGs, 50 PATs)            2010

85     Philip Doyle (19 FGs, 28 PATs)                 1988

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics

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