Alabama’s No. 3/1 football travels to Mississippi State, hosts Florida on Senior Day

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The No. 3-ranked Alabama football team (14-1-1, 7-0-0 SEC) travels to Mississippi State for a game at 6:30 p.m. CT Thursday before returning home Sunday to host Florida in a game at 6 p.m. at the Alabama Football Stadium.

Sunday’s game against the Gators will be Tide’s last home game of the regular season and will serve as a senior day for the team. The Crimson Tide will recognize a graduate student Ashlynn Serepca and seniors Allie Berk, Macy Clem, Sasha Pickard, Reyna Reyes, Bella Scaturro, Riley Tanner and Sydney Vincent following the game.

Games

Mississippi State (10-2-3, 4-2-1 SEC): Thursday, October 20 – 6:30 p.m. CT, broadcast on SECN+
Florida (2-11-1, 0-6-1 SEC): Sunday: October 23 – 6 p.m. CT, broadcast on SECN+

How to follow

  • Links to video streams and live scores will be available on RollTide.com
  • Fans can also follow the action via the team’s official Twitter account, @AlabamaSoccer

In the rankings

  • Alabama enters weekend ranked No. 1 by TopDrawerSoccer and No. 3 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches poll
  • In addition to Alabama’s team ranking, several players statistically rank in the top 25
  • Felicia Knox leads the NCAA in total assists with 14, while also leading the nation in assists per game with an average of 0.88 per game
  • Riley Mattingly Parker and Ashlynn Serepca ranks 11th nationally in game-winning goals with four each
  • Parker also ranks 10th in the NCAA in total goals with 11 and is tied for 16th in total points with Knox, with both athletes holding 24 points.
  • The Tide is also sixth in assists per game (2.62), fourth in shots per game (20.88), fourth in points per game (8.62) and third in offensive scoring (3 ,00)
  • Ashlynn Serepca leads the nation in games played, scoring time in 101 career games
  • McKinley Crone totaled 402 career saves, sixth among active players, in addition to playing 8,509.77 minutes, second for an active college goaltender

About the season

  • UA are riding a ten-game winning streak after a 2-1 win over the then No.1. 7 Arkansas in the latest Tide outing
  • Alabama has beaten five ranked teams this season, including three top-10 ranked opponents at the time. 6 BYU, then-No. 5 South Carolina and then-No. 7 Arkansas
  • The Tide’s 10-game streak tied program record
  • The 10-game winning streak ranks second among NCAA Division I programs for the longest active streak, behind only St. Louis which has won 13 consecutive games
  • Additionally, Alabama captured its 15e-back-to-back home win, remaining undefeated at Alabama Football Stadium since the team recorded a 2-0 win over UAB on Sept. 12, 2021
  • The Crimson Tide have beaten their opponents 48-10 this season

To the rhythm of the tide

  • Felicia Knox continues to lead the NCAA in assists, totaling 14 this season, which broke Alabama’s single-season record of 10 assists set by Merel van Dongen in 2014
  • McKinley Crone holds the single-season record by an Alabama goalie, earning his 14th victory this season in a 2-1 win over Arkansas, surpassing the previous record of 13 set by Rachel Brown in 1998
  • The victory over Arkansas was Crone’s 32nd in an Alabama uniform, which surpassed the previous record of 30 by Amy Pseja (1994-96)
  • Riley Mattingly Parker holds a team-leading 24 points and 11 goals, including four game-winning shots
  • Knox is tied with Parker on 24 points on the year with 14 assists and five goals
  • Parker ranks second all-time at UA in single-season game-winning goals with four, while Ashlynn Serepca is tied for seventh all-time with three finishes Riley Tanner who scored three match winners last year
  • Crone made 190 saves with the Tide, ranking seventh all-time in that category
  • The graduate goaltender recorded her sixth shutout this season and 17th in an Alabama uniform in a 5-0 win over LSU (10/6)
  • Crone ranks second in program history for career shutouts, behind Justine Bernier (2007, 2009-11) who had a total of 21 clean sheets
  • The win over LSU (10/9) was UA’s eighth shutout of the season as the team held off Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, then-No. 18 Clemson, North Alabama, then-No. 5 South Carolina, Chattanooga and Texas A&M scoreless

Get all the latest team information by following @AlabamaSoccer on Twitter and Facebook and AlabamaSoccer on Instagram. General sports news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.

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