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Seventeen records went down as the University of Alabama football team finished its 2019 season with an 11-2 record and a Citrus Bowl win.


Single-game passing yards 

495 yards against South Carolina; the previous record was 484 in the 1969 Iron Bowl.

Yards per play, entire season

7.89; the previous record was 7.76 in 2018.

Passing yards per game

342.2; the previous record was 323.6 in 2018.

Points per game 

47.2; the previous record was 45.6 in 2018.

Fewest punts

33; the previous record was 39 in 1973.

Fewest fumbles

9; tied the previous record from 1945.

Third down conversion rate*

52.29 percent; the previous record was 51.74 in 1973.


Yards per game, season

Tua Tagovailoa, 317.4 yards per game, 2,857 yards in nine games; the previous record was Tagovailoa’s 2018 season, 4,156 yards in 15 games. On the top 10 list in UA’s record book, Tagovailoa’s 2019 is an outlier in that it is the only one to feature fewer than 10 games played.

Yards per game, career

Tagovailoa held this record entering the 2019 season and leaves it at 235.8 yards per game. The previous record was Jalen Hurts’ 181 yards per game.

Total touchdowns, game

Tagovailoa, six passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown against Ole Miss; the previous record was Tagovailoa’s five passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in the 2018 Iron Bowl.

Total touchdowns, career

Tagovailoa, 96 total, 87 passing and nine rushing. The previous record was AJ McCarron’s 80, 77 passing and three rushing.

Completion percentage, career

Tagovailoa already owned this record at the end of the 2018 season, but improved it to 69.2 percent in 2019.

Passing touchdowns, game

Tagovailoa’s six in the Ole Miss game; the previous record was five from Tagovailoa in the 2018 Iron Bowl and Gary Hoillingsworth against Ole Miss in 1989.

Passing touchdowns, career

Tagovailoa with 87; the previous record was AJ McCarron with 77.

Receiving yards, game

DeVonta Smith, 274 yards against Ole Miss; the previous record was Amari Cooper going for 224 yards twice in 2014, against Tennessee and against Auburn.

Receiving touchdowns, game**

Smith with five against Ole Miss; the previous record was three, done seven times by five players, the two repeats being Amari Cooper in 2014 and Al Lary in 1950.

Receiving touchdowns by a running back, season

Seven by Najee Harris. He had more receiving touchdowns than some notable wide receivers in the SEC, including Elijah Moore (Ole Miss) and Van Jefferson (Florida).

Yards per punt return, season

Jaylen Waddle, 24.35 yards per return; the previous record (minimum 20 returns) was Harry Gilmer’s 18.1 in 1947.

*Record only goes back to 1970

**This also tied the school record for total touchdowns in a game, tying Shaun Alexander’s five rushing touchdowns against BYU in 1998 and Santonio Beard’s five rushing touchdowns against Ole Miss in 2002.

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