1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Gator Bowl Champions
SEC Western Division Champions
Gator Bowl, W 24–10 vs. North Carolina
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #14
1993 record 1–12*, 8 wins forfeited (0–8 SEC, 5 wins forfeited)
Head coach Gene Stallings (4th year)
Captain Chris Anderson
Captain Lemanski Hall
Captain Antonio Langham
Captain Tobie Sheils
Home stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium
Legion Field
Seasons
« 1992 1994 »
1993 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#5 Florida x 7 1 0     11 2 0
#12 Tennessee 6 1 1     9 2 1
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 2 6 0     4 7 0
Georgia 2 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     4 7 0
Western Division
#4 Auburn 8 0 0     11 0 0
#14 Alabama x 5 2 1     9 3 1
Arkansas 3 4 1     5 5 1
LSU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 1     3 6 2
Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Auburn had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation. Alabama later forfeited all 1993 regular season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama for the 1993–94 college football season, competing in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. The team was led by head coaches Gene Stallings, who was in his fourth season at the position.

The team attempted to repeat as Bowl Coalition National Champions, following their victory in the 1993 Sugar Bowl to claim their twelfth national championship. The team began the season ranked #2 in the AP Poll, behind Florida State.[1]

Alabama began the season by winning their first five games, extending their winning streak to 28 games, matching the longest win streak in school history. The streak ended with a 17–17 tie against Tennessee (the unbeaten streak continued to 31 games before Alabama fell to LSU 13–17).

Alabama finished second in the SEC West in 1993, but played in the SEC Championship Game as Auburn was prohibited from post-season play because of NCAA violations. In the 1993 SEC Championship Game, Alabama lost 28–13 to the Florida Gators at Legion Field. Alabama received an invitation to the 1993 Gator Bowl versus North Carolina, winning 24–10 and finishing with a 9–3–1 record.

In 1995, the NCAA found Antonio Langham guilty of receiving improper benefits after signing with an agent following the 1992 season, forcing Alabama to forfeit all games in which Langham competed.[2] Officially, Alabama finished the season with a 1–12 record, only winning their bowl game.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 Tulane* #2 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL   L 31–17 (Forfeit)   83,091
September 11 at Vanderbilt #2 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN JP Sports L 17–6 (Forfeit)   41,000
September 18 Arkansas #2 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL JP Sports L 43–3 (Forfeit)   70,123
September 25 Louisiana Tech* #2 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL   L 56–3 (Forfeit)   83,091
October 2 at South Carolina #2 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN L 17–6 (Forfeit)   74,718
October 16 #10 Tennessee #2 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 17–17 (Forfeit)   83,091
October 23 at Ole Miss #4 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Rivalry) ABC L 19–14 (Forfeit)   43,500
October 30 Southern Miss*dagger #5 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL   L 40–0 (Forfeit)   70,123
November 6 LSU #5 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) JP Sports L 13–17   70,123
November 13 Mississippi State #12 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) ABC L 36–25 (Forfeit)   70,123
November 20 at #6 Auburn #11 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Iron Bowl)   L 14–22   85,214
December 4 vs. #9 Florida #16 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (SEC Championship Game) ABC L 13–28   76,345
December 31 vs. #12 North Carolina* #18 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) TBS W 24–10   67,205
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Regular season statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Statistics Alabama Opponents
Scoring 316 158
Average 26.3 13.2
Total Offense 4,688 3,104
Passing 2,569 1,539
Rushing 2,119 1,565
Touchdowns 36 19
Passing 13 9
Rushing 20 10
Returns 3 0
Turnovers 42 39
Fumbles–Lost 26–10 17–7
Int–Yards 22–213 16–167

Quarter-by-quarter statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 67 125 55 69 316
Opponents 38 31 34 55 158

Time of possession[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 96:12 87:39 96:38 102:38 382:07
Opponents 83:48 92:21 83:22 77:22 337:53

Passing[edit]

Name Games Cmp–Att Pct Yards TD INT Long
Jay Barker 9 98–171 .573 1,525 4 7 59
Brian Burgdorf 9 48–84 .571 533 4 3 60
David Palmer 12 15–30 .500 260 2 3 54
Freddie Kitchens 7 7–14 .500 188 2 3 77
Sherman Williams 11 1–1 1.000 63 1 0 63
Total 12 169–300 .563 2,569 13 16 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama 1993 AP Football Rankings". appollarchive.com. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Dishing out the discipline: SEC". ESPN. 2001-11-26. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  3. ^ "1993 Schedule & Results". University of Alabama Athletics. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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