With bowl season upon us, and Alabama once again in position to reign supreme, we decided to have a bit of fun and test the knowledge of the Crimson Tide faithful.

We dug into the history books to find some interesting nuggets from bowl games gone by. Think you know your Alabama history? Check out these trivia questions and find out how many you know!

Q: True or false: Alabama holds a double-digit lead over the next-closest team in bowl game appearances?

A: True

The first bowl game was held in 1902, which was just a few years before Nick Saban’s era of dominance began at Alabama. There have been many college football dynasties over the past century, but the Crimson Tide have played in more bowl games than any other program. Alabama’s 64 appearances are 11 more than Texas’ 53.

Q: True or false: Alabama has more appearances in the Cotton, Orange, Rose and Sugar bowls than in all others combined?

A: True

While some teams are thrilled when selected to one of the “big four” bowl games, it’s become old hat for Alabama. The Crimson Tide have been selected to play in those prestigious bowls a whopping 37 times, which is 10 more than their other bowl appearances combined. Alabama has appeared in the Sugar Bowl 15 times, more than any other team in the game’s history.

Q: In what year did Alabama play in its first bowl game?

A: 1926

Head coach Wallace Wade led a 9-0 Crimson Tide team that had allowed seven points all season into the Rose Bowl for a matchup with a 10-0-1 Washington squad. In a contest referred to as “the game that changed the South,” Alabama defeated Washington 20-19 and won its first national championship.

Q: Which two Alabama coaches have the best winning percentage in bowl games?

A: Ray Perkins, Dennis Franchione

While neither coach is on the school’s Mt. Rushmore of men who led the Crimson Tide, Perkins and Franchione left Alabama with perfect records in bowl games. From 1983-86, Perkins won the Sun Bowl twice and the Aloha Bowl once. His team never allowed more than a touchdown in any bowl game. Franchione’s squad appeared in just one bowl game due to sanctions, but the Crimson Tide won a close game against Iowa State in the 2001 Independence Bowl.

Q: Who is the only coach besides Nick Saban to reach a bowl game in each season with the program?

A: Bill Curry

Saban’s string of 10 bowl games in as many seasons is truly impressive. Curry managed to take his teams to a bowl in each of his seasons as head coach, from 1987-89. Curry’s team only earned one victory in those three appearances, though each game was close.

Q: Which team has Alabama played more than any other in bowl games?

A: Texas

The Crimson Tide have not enjoyed playing the Longhorns throughout their history. Alabama’s all-time record against Texas is a paltry 1-7-1, but that one victory was 37-21 in the BCS National Championship Game after the 2009 season. Alabama and Texas have played each other six times in bowl games.

Q: Which Alabama running back holds the bowl game rushing record?

A: Sherman Williams

One of the top running backs from before the school’s current string of talented backs, Williams ended the 1994 season with the second-most rushing yards in a single season in school history. His performance in the 1995 Citrus Bowl perfectly punctuated his stellar year. Williams carried 27 times for 166 yards and a touchdown while adding 8 catches for 155 yards and another score. He earned MVP honors and helped lead Alabama to a 24-17 victory against Ohio State and a 12-1 record.

Q: Which Alabama quarterback holds the bowl-game passing record?

A: David Smith

Several years before Williams ran all over Ohio State, Smith led Alabama to a bowl victory with a record night through the air. During his senior season, Smith was up and down for the Crimson Tide, which finished the 1988 regular season with an 8-3 record. In the Sun Bowl, however, the quarterback was spectacular. Smith completed 33 of 52 pass attempts for 412 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 29-28 victory over Army.

Q: What is the record for points scored by Alabama in a bowl game?

A: 61

In the 1953 Orange Bowl, the Crimson Tide defeated Syracuse 61-6. Surprisingly, Alabama led only 7-6 after the first quarter, but it scored 14 points in the second quarter and 20 points in both the third and fourth quarters. The 586 yards of offense and 55-point margin of victory are both school records as well.

Q: How many times has Alabama shut out its opponent in a bowl game?

A: 4

The number of bowl shutouts Alabama has to its name is not nearly as impressive as the manner in which they came. Two of the program’s shutouts came in a national championship game, another in an Orange Bowl victory against No. 8-ranked Oklahoma, and the final one in the 2015 CFP Semifinal against Michigan State. The Crimson Tide have a history of showing up in the biggest moments, and this is further proof of that ability.

William McFadden covers the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama for Saturday Down South. For insight on these two SEC powerhouses, follow him on Twitter @willmcfadden