1975 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1975 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 13–6 vs. Penn State
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
1975 record 11–1 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach Bear Bryant
Captain Leroy Cook
Captain Richard Todd
Home stadium Denny Stadium
Legion Field
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 3 0
#19 Georgia 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 5 1 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     7 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 1     6 4 1
Auburn 1 4 1     3 6 2
LSU 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1975 wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1975 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 81st overall and 42nd season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his 18th year, and played their home games at Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished season with eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 6–0 in the SEC), as SEC champions and with a victory over Penn State in the Sugar Bowl.

The 1975 squad entered the season with the No. 2 ranking in the AP Poll and as one of the favorites to compete for the national championship. Their championship hopes were dashed after they were upset by an unnranked Missouri team in their season opener at Legion Field. Although Alabama dropped into the No. 14 position prior to their second game against Clemson, they would not lose another game during the season as they climbed up the polls back into a top five position by seasons end.

After their shutout over Clemson, Alabama traveled to Nashville in the first road game of the season where they defeated Vanderbilt. The Crimson Tide then returned to Birmingham and defeated Ole Miss the week before their victory over Washington in the first meeting between the schools since the 1926 Rose Bowl. They followed this with wins over Tennessee, TCU, Mississippi State, LSU and Southern Miss on homecoming in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide then closed the season with wins against Auburn in what was Ralph Jordan's final game as the Tigers' head coach and Penn State in the Sugar Bowl that ended a seven game losing streak in bowl games.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Missouri* #2 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ABC L 7–20   63,000
September 20 Clemson* #14 Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL W 56–0   58,383
September 27 at Vanderbilt #11 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 40–7   34,000
October 4 Ole Miss #9 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry) W 32–6   70,000
October 11 Washington* #7 Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL W 52–0   58,000
October 18 #16 Tennessee #6 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 30–7   72,000
October 25 TCU* #6 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL W 45–0   52,000
November 1 at Mississippi State #6 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) W 21–10   46,000
November 9 at LSU #5 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 23–10   65,047
November 15 Southern Miss*dagger #5 Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL W 27–6   58,000
November 29 vs. Auburn #4 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ABC W 28–0   63,500
December 31 vs. #8 Penn State* #3 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 13–6   75,212
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1975 Alabama football schedule[1]

Game notes[edit]

Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 10 10 0 0 20
#2 Alabama 0 0 0 7 7
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Legion Field
    Birmingham, AL
  • Game attendance: 63,000

As they entered their fist game of the 1975 season, Alabama was ranked as the nations No. 2 team prior to their Monday night game against Missouri.[4] Before a nationally televised audience, the Crimson Tide fell behind to the Tigers 20–0 at halftime and were ultimately defeated 20–7 in the first major upset of the season.[2][3][5] The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Missouri to 0–2.[6]

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson 0 0 0 0 0
#14 Alabama 16 19 7 14 56
  • Date: September 20
  • Location: Denny Stadium
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game attendance: 58,383

After their loss against Missouri, the Crimson Tide had a bye prior their game against Clemson, and entered the contest as the No. 14 team prior to their game against the Tigers. At Denny Stadium, Alabama ran for 437 yards and eight touchdowns in this 56–0 shutout of Clemson.[5][7][8] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Clemson to 11–3.[9]

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Alabama 10 10 6 14 40
Vanderbilt 0 0 7 0 7
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Dudley Field
    Nashville, TN
  • Game attendance: 34,000

After their victory over Clemson, Alabama moved into the No. 11 position in the AP Poll prior to their game against Vanderbilt.[12] In their first road game of the season, the Crimson Tide score on their first four possession en route to a 40–7 victory over the Commodores at Nashville.[5][10][11] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Vanderbilt to 32–17–4.[13]

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 0 0 0 6 6
#9 Alabama 0 16 6 10 32
  • Date: October 4
  • Location: Legion Field
    Birmingham, AL
  • Game attendance: 70,000

After their victory over Vanderbilt, Alabama moved into the No. 9 position in the AP Poll prior to their game against Ole Miss at Legion Field.[16] Against the Rebels, the Crimson Tide scored twice in a 0:44 span early in the game in route to a 32–6 victory at Birmingham.[5][14][15] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Ole Miss to 24–5–2.[17]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 0 0 0 0
#7 Alabama 24 14 14 0 52
  • Date: October 11
  • Location: Denny Stadium
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game attendance: 58,000

After their victory over Ole Miss, Alabama moved into the No. 7 position in the AP Poll prior to their non-conference game against Washington.[20] Playing the Huskies for the first time since the 1926 Rose Bowl, Alabama had 496 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns in this 52–0 shutout of Washington.[5][18][19] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Washington to 2–0.[21]

Tennessee[edit]

Third Saturday in October
1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Tennessee 0 7 0 0 7
#6 Alabama 7 6 10 7 30
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: Legion Field
    Birmingham, AL
  • Game attendance: 72,000

After their blowout victory over Washington, Alabama moved into the No. 6 position prior to their game against Tennessee.[24] Against the Volunteers, Richard Todd ran for three and threw for a fourth touchdown in this 30–7 victory at Legion Field.[5][22][23] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Tennessee to 28–23–7.[25]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 0 0 0 0 0
#6 Alabama 7 14 24 0 45
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Legion Field
    Birmingham, AL
  • Game attendance: 52,000

After their victory over Tennessee, Alabama retained their No. 6 position prior to their match-up against Texas Christian University (TCU) of the Southwest Conference at Legion Field.[28] Against the Horned Frogs, Alabama posted its third shutout of the season with this 45–0 victory over TCU.[5][26][27] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against TCU to 2–3.[29]

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Alabama 7 0 7 7 21
Mississippi State 0 10 0 0 10
  • Date: November 1
  • Location: Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
    Jackson, MS
  • Game attendance: 46,000

As they entered their game against Mississippi State, Alabama retained their No. 6 position in the AP Poll.[32] At Jackson, the Crimson Tide overcame a 10–7 halftime deficit and came-from-behind and defeated the Bulldogs 21–10.[5][30][31] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Mississippi State to 47–10–3.[33]

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Alabama 7 7 3 6 23
LSU 7 3 0 0 10
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Tiger Stadium
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Game attendance: 65,047

After their victory over Mississippi State, Alabama moved into the No. 5 position in the AP Poll prior to their game against LSU.[36] With this 23–10 victory over the rival Tigers, the Crimson Tide secured the 1975 conference championship.[5][34][35] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against LSU to 25–10–4.[37]

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 0 0 0 6 6
#5 Alabama 7 10 3 7 27
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Denny Stadium
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Game attendance: 58,000

After they clinched the conference championship with their victory over LSU, Alabama retained the No. 5 position of the AP Poll prior to their game against Southern Miss.[40] On homecoming against the Golden Eagles, the Crimson Tide captured the 600th win in school history with this 27–6 win at Denny Stadium.[5][38][39] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Southern Miss to 15–2–1.[41]

Auburn[edit]

Iron Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Alabama 7 0 14 7 28
Auburn 0 0 0 6 6
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Legion Field
    Birmingham, AL
  • Game attendance: 63,500
  • Television network: ABC

As they entered the annual Iron Bowl, Alabama moved into the No. 4 position in the AP Poll prior to their match-up at Legion Field.[44] In what was the final game ever coached by Ralph Jordan as the head coach of the Tigers, the Crimson Tide were victorious with this 28–0 shutout at Birmingham.[5][42][43] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Auburn to 22–17–1.[45]

Penn State[edit]

Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Penn State 0 0 3 3 6
#3 Alabama 3 0 7 3 13
  • Date: December 31
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome
    New Orleans, LA
  • Game attendance: 75,212
  • Television network: ABC

Playing the first Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome, Alabama defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 13–6 and ended a seven game bowl losing streak in the process.[46][47] The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against Penn State to 1–1.[48]

NFL Draft[edit]

Several players that were varsity lettermen from the 1975 squad were drafted into the National Football League (NFL) in the 1976, 1977 and 1978 drafts. These players included:

Year Round Overall Player name Position NFL team
1976 NFL Draft
[49]
1 6 Todd, RichardRichard Todd Quarterback New York Jets
4 108 Rhodes, WayneWayne Rhodes Defensive back Chicago Bears
5 131 Lowe, WoodrowWoodrow Lowe Linebacker San Diego Chargers
5 138 Shelby, WillieWillie Shelby Running back Cincinnati Bengals
10 290 Cook, LeroyLeroy Cook Defensive end Dallas Cowboys
12 341 Harris, Joe DaleJoe Dale Harris Wide receiver Cincinnati Bengals
1977 NFL Draft
[49]
2 40 Baumhower, BobBob Baumhower Nose tackle Miami Dolphins
3 57 Hannah, CharleyCharley Hannah Offensive guard Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6 159 Harris, PaulPaul Harris Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
8 212 Culliver, CalvinCalvin Culliver Running back Denver Broncos
1978 NFL Draft
[49]
1 18 Cryder, BobBob Cryder Guard New England Patriots
1 23 Newsome, OzzieOzzie Newsome Tight end Cleveland Browns
2 30 Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis Running back Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11 284 Jones, TerryTerry Jones Nose tackle Green Bay Packers

Roster[edit]

1975 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Barnes, JeffJeff Barnes So
RB 38 Boles, DuffyDuffy Boles Sr
RB 38 Bonner, RandyRandy Bonner So
OT Bradford, JimJim Bradford So
TE Brown, JerryJerry Brown Sr
OT Buchanan, WoodyWoody Buchanan So
OG Busby, MaxMax Busby Jr
RB Cavan, PetePete Cavan So
OG Cryder, BobBob Cryder So
FB 33 Culliver, CalvinCalvin Culliver Jr
OT Davis, BobbyBobby Davis So
FB Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis So
OG Dawson, FredFred Dawson So
FB Faust, DonnieDonnie Faust So
C Folmar, DougDoug Folmar Jr
QB 12 Farley, RobertRobert Farley Sr
C Green, LouisLouis Green So
HB Gunnels, JohnJohn Gunnels So
SE 84 Harris, Joe DaleJoe Dale Harris Sr
TE Henderson, BillBill Henderson So
C Hufstetler, TomTom Hufstetler So
OT Hurst, TimTim Hurst So
QB Jones, KevinKevin Jones So
C Jones, TerryTerry Jones So
OT Kennedy, LarryLarry Kennedy So
HB LaBue, JohnJohn LaBue Jr
OG Lambert, BufordBuford Lambert Jr
OT Lazenby, K. J.K. J. Lazenby Jr
OT McElreath, RalphRalph McElreath Jr
OG McGee, BarryBarry McGee Sr
OG McIntyre, DavidDavid McIntyre Jr
TE McLain, RickRick McLain Jr
TE Maddox, SamSam Maddox So
OT Maxwell, RayRay Maxwell Sr
SE 82 Newsome, OzzieOzzie Newsome So
QB O'Rear, JackJack O'Rear Jr
OG Oser, GaryGary Oser So
OT 79 Pope, BuddyBuddy Pope Sr
TE 88 Pugh, GeorgeGeorge Pugh Sr
OG 70 Ruffin, LarryLarry Ruffin Sr
OG Sadler, DavidDavid Sadler So
SE Schamun, RussRuss Schamun Jr
OT Sebastian, MikeMike Sebastian So
HB 30 Shelby, WillieWillie Shelby Sr
C Smith, SidSid Smith Jr
HB 32 Stock, MikeMike Stock Sr
HB Sutton, MikeMike Sutton So
HB 27 Taylor, JamesJames Taylor Sr
OT Tillman, ChipChip Tillman Jr
QB 14 Todd, RichardRichard Todd Sr
HB Turpin, JohnJohn Turpin So
OG Waddell, RussRuss Waddell Jr
QB Walker, BobBob Walker So
HB Ward, JimJim Ward Jr
OT Washco, JerryJerry Washco Sr
FB Watson, RickRick Watson Jr
SE Williams, StanStan Williams So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB Allman, PhilPhil Allman So
DT 91 Baumhower, BobBob Baumhower Jr
S 17 Bolden, RayRay Bolden Sr
LB Bouck, TomTom Bouck Jr
LB Bragan, DaleDale Bragan Jr
LB Callaway, NeilNeil Callaway Jr
DT Callies, KelleyKelley Callies So
DE Collins, DannyDanny Collins So
DE 98 Cook, LeroyLeroy Cook Sr
S Crowe, JohnJohn Crowe So
DB Crumbley, AllenAllen Crumbley So
LB Dottorey, MikeMike Dottorey So
LB Duncan, ConleyConley Duncan Sr
S Durkee, RobertRobert Durkee So
DB Flanagan, ThadThad Flanagan Jr
S Fowler, LesLes Fowler So
DE Gartman, RobertRobert Gartman So
DT Gerasimchuk, DaveDave Gerasimchuk Jr
DB Gothard, AndyAndy Gothard Jr
DT Hannah, CharlesCharles Hannah Jr
DE Harris, PaulPaul Harris Jr
DT Harrison, BillBill Harrison Jr
DE Hodges, BruceBruce Hodges So
LB Hubbard, ColenzoColenzo Hubbard Jr
DB Justice, ChuckChuck Justice Jr
DB King, TyroneTyrone King Sr
DB Kramer, MikeMike Kramer So
LB Lipari, MarkMark Lipari So
LB Lowe, WoodrowWoodrow Lowe Sr
DT McArthur, JamesJames McArthur So
DT McCray, WillieWillie McCray So
DE Mikel, BobbyBobby Mikel So
LB Mitchell, DeweyDewey Mitchell So
LB Montgomery, GregGreg Montgomery Sr
LB Neal, DannyDanny Neal So
DE Niehaus, JohnJohn Niehaus Jr
S Pizzitola, AlanAlan Pizzitola Sr
DE Prestwood, TomTom Prestwood Sr
S Price, ScottScott Price So
SS 31 Prudhomme, MarkMark Prudhomme Sr
LB Reynolds, GaryGary Reynolds So
DB 45 Rhodes, WayneWayne Rhodes Sr
DT Richardson, CalvinCalvin Richardson So
DT Robelot, WalterWalter Robelot So
LB Smalley, JackJack Smalley So
DB 21 Tucker, MikeMike Tucker Jr
DE Turpin, DickDick Turpin Sr
LB White, GusGus White Jr
LB Wingo, RichRich Wingo So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK Berrey, BuckyBucky Berrey Jr
PK Davis, MikeMike Davis Jr
PK Ridgeway, DannyDanny Ridgeway Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 25, 2014

References[edit]

General

Specific

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