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Crimson Tide Roll Call: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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• Crimson Tikes: Roll What?

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Volleyball: Alabama at Missouri, 6:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network+Live Stats

Crimson Tide results

• Men's Golf: SEC Match Play, Alabama 3, Ole Miss 2 

Did You Notice 

• Running back Derrick Gore, the former Alabama walk-on who transferred for a chance to start at Louisiana-Monroe, was signed by Kansas City to its active roster.

• Alabama at Texas A&M was the second-most-watched game so far in the 2021 college football season. Per CBS, the game averaged 8.3 million viewers over the course of the broadcast, and peaked at nearly 12.3 million viewers at the end. The season opener between Clemson and Georgia attracted an 8.86 million average. 

• Mike Leach: "If we relax against The University of Alabama, then we are the stupidest team in college football." Check out the full Mississippi State press conference transcript.

Crimson Tide Trivia Challenge 

• When Jameson Williams scored the first of two touchdowns off a pair of kickoff returns against Southern Miss on Sept. 25, it included the Crimson Tide's first 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown since Tyrone Prothro at Kentucky on Oct. 9, 2004.

But who had the last 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the game's opening kickoff? 

The first person to post the correct answer on our message board, specifically in the Trivia! forum, will earn points toward winning a prize. Must be registered to post.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

October 13, 1965: Alabama's 188-pound linebacker Tim Bates was chosen as the SEC Lineman of the Week for his play in the 22-7 win over Vanderbilt. A senior from Tarrant, Bates was credited with 16 tackles and led a defensive charge that limited the Commodores to 150 yards in total offense.

October 13, 2012: Coming off a bye, rested running backs Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon both had 100-yard rushing days and combined to score five touchdowns as Alabama beat Missouri 42-10 in a rain-filled, lightning-delayed game. The Crimson Tide outgained the home team 533-129, with the Tigers finishing with just 3 rushing yards. It was the first SEC meeting between the schools and first between head coaches who were former Kent State teammates, Nick Saban and Gary Pinkel. 

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"That is maybe the best team I have ever seen," – Former Missouri coach Gary Pinkel after losing to Alabama in 2012, 42-10.

We'll Leave You With This ...

We know it's not related to anything regarding the Crimson Tide, but just watch this for a moment: