The Morning Briefing: November 12, 2018

Alabama assistant coach Jimmy Sharpe on the field at Tulane Stadium the day before the 1964 Sugar Bowl.Photo courtesy of Jimmy Bank

Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide, including full TV listings

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Men’s tennis: USTA $15k Futures in Pensacola, Fla., USTA $25k Futures at Oklahoma.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Football: The Citadel at Alabama, Saturday, 11 a.m., ESPN Network TBD, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Men’s basketball: Alabama 81, Appalachian State 73

• Volleyball: Alabama lost at No. 11 Kentucky, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23. Playing in her home town, sophomore Doris Carter had 12 kills and 15 digs for her eighth double-double of the season.

• Senior Mazen Osama def. Zachary Svajda 6-3, 6-4, and junior Alexey Nesterov defeated Johan Oliver 6-0, 6-1 at the USTA $25k Futures at Oklahoma. Meanwhile, sophomore Jeremy Gschwendtner lost to Matias Destefanis 6-1, 6-3 in the third-round qualifier of the USTA $15k in Pensacola, Fla.

Did you notice?

• Former Alabama running backs Mark Ingram II and Alvin Kamara recognized new teammate Dez Bryant by crossing their arms after scoring touchdowns against the Bengals. The former Cowboys receiver signed with the Saints on Wednesday but tore an Achilles tendon during his second practice. Ingram topped 100 rushing yards for the first time this season with 104 on 13 carries.

• Derrick Henry, who was reportedly made available at the trading deadline, had 11 carries for 58 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Titans against the Patriots.

•  Julio Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to 10,000 receiving yards with a 30-yard, second-quarter reception against the Browns. He did it in 104 games, topping Calvin Johnson’s mark of 115.

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

November 12, 1960: Alabama rallied from a 15-0 fourth quarter deficit to defeat Georgia Tech 16-15 at Grant Field in Atlanta. Senior quarterback Bobby Skelton engineered the comeback, with Leon Fuller and Norbie Ronsonet scoring touchdowns, but the game came down a field-goal attempt on the final play. Paul W. “Bear” Bryant went with reserve kicker Digger O'Dell, who had never attempted a field goal at Alabama, to make the game-winning kick.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"It's one of the things we've been wanting to do is try to develop some confidence in the passing game, and obviously he was able to do that very well today." – Nick Saban after Jalen Hurts became the first Crimson Tide player to have 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in the same game during Alabama’s 51-3 victory against Mississippi State on this date in 2016.

How to watch this week’s college football games

Includes games with ranked teams, SEC teams, local teams or prominent broadcasts. Rankings are from last week’s College Football Playoff top 25:

Tuesday, November 13(all times CT)

Western Michigan at Ball State, 5 p.m. ESPN2

Wednesday, November 14

Buffalo at Ohio, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Miami (Ohio) at Northern Illinois, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Thursday, November 15

Toledo at Kent State, 5 p.m., CBSSN

Tulane at Houston, 7 p.m., ESPN

Florida Atlantic at North Texas, 8:30 p.m., CBSSN

Friday, November 16

Memphis at SMU, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Boise State at New Mexico, 8 p.m., CBSSN

Saturday, November 17

The Citadel at No. 1 Alabama, 11 a.m., SEC Network

No. 10 Ohio State at Maryland, 11 a.m., ABC

Middle Tennessee at No. 11 Kentucky, 11 a.m., SEC Network

Idaho at No. 15 Florida, 11 a.m., ESPNU

Arkansas at No. 16 Mississippi State, 11 a.m., ESPN

No. 18 Michigan State at Nebraska, 11 a.m., Fox

No. 20 Penn State at Rutgers, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network

No. 14 North Carolina State at Louisville, 11:20 a.m., ACC Network

No. 13 Syracuse at No. 3 Notre Dame, 1:30 p.m., NBC

No. 9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., ABC

No. 17 Boston College at Florida State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 21 Iowa at Illinois, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

Texas State at Troy, 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

Missouri at Tennessee, 2:30 p.m., CBS

USC at UCLA, 2:30 p.m., Fox

Indiana at No. 4 Michigan, FS1

UMass at Georgia, 3 p.m., SEC Network

Liberty at No. 24 Auburn, 3 p.m., SEC Network

Oregon State at No. 25 Washington, 3:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network

South Alabama at Louisiana, 4 p.m., ESPN3

Duke at Clemson, 6 p.m., ESPN

UAB at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Kansas at No. 6 Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m., Fox

Rice at No. 7 LSU, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Chattanooga at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Cincinnati at No 12 UCF, 7 p.m., ABC

No. 22 Iowa State at No. 19 Texas, 7 p.m., Longhorn Network

Arizona at No. 8 Washington State, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

San Diego State at No. 23 Fresno State, 9:30 p.m., CBSSN

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