First half key to Florida-Alabama game

September, 30, 2011
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Florida-Alabama games never seem to get a comeback win from either team. Does the first half score reflect the winner?
-- asked by @dland21

In the last 20 meetings between Florida and Alabama, the team that led at halftime has gone on to win the game 17 times (17-3 overall, no ties). And, since 1991, the team that led at halftime has gone on to win 12 of the team’s 13 meetings (2006).

The last time a team trailed at the half but went on to win the game was in 2006. Florida trailed 10-7, but went on to beat Alabama, 28-13, en route to the BCS National Championship.

When was the last time two Top 10 teams played each other in their first ever conference meeting?
-- asked by @theBAUHS

On September 10, 2004, No. 5 Miami (FL) beat No. 4 Florida State 16-10 in the Hurricanes first-ever ACC game.

Saturday, No. 7 Wisconsin hosts No.8 Nebraska in the Cornhuskers Big Ten debut (ABC, 8 ET).

When is the last Top 10 match-up in the Big Ten that did not include Ohio State?
-- asked by @codymc13

On October 16, 2004, No. 10 Wisconsin beat No. 5 Purdue, 20-17, in West Lafayette.

In that game, Wisconsin’s Scott Starks returned Kyle Orton’s fumble for a TD with 2:36 left for the game-winning score. The QB matchup was John Stocco vs Orton.

"I've been in this racket for a long time," Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez said. "And I've never been part of a game like this."

Who are the active leaders in touchdowns responsible for in FBS?
-- asked by @PocketsDeep

Houston’s Case Keenum has accounted for 141 career touchdowns (including two Thursday night in the Cougars 49-42 win over UTEP). Among FCS players, Jacksonville’s Josh McGregor has accounted for 102 touchdowns.

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