1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
Gator Bowl Champions
SEC Western Division Champions
|Conference||Southeastern Conference Western Division|
|1993 record||1–4*, 8 wins forfeited (0–2 SEC, 5 wins forfeited)|
|Head coach||Gene Stallings (4th year)|
|Home stadium||Bryant-Denny Stadium
|1993 SEC football standings|
|#5 Florida x†||7||–||1||–||0||11||–||2||–||0|
|#14 Alabama x||5||–||2||–||1||9||–||3||–||1|
|Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13|
|† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
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.
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 vacate all wins in which Langham competed. Officially, Alabama finished the season with a 1–4 record, only winning their bowl game.
|September 4||4:00 pm||Tulane*||#2||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||PPV||W 31–17 (vacated)||83,091|
|September 11||11:30 am||at Vanderbilt||#2||Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN||JPS||W 17–6 (vacated)||41,000|
|September 18||11:30 am||Arkansas||#2||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL||JPS||W 43–3 (vacated)||70,123|
|September 25||2:00 pm||Louisiana Tech*||#2||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||PPV||W 56–3 (vacated)||83,091|
|October 2||6:30 pm||at South Carolina||#2||Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC||ESPN||W 17–6 (vacated)||74,718|
|October 16||2:30 pm||#10 Tennessee||#2||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October)||ABC||W 17–17 (vacated)||83,091|
|October 23||2:30 pm||at Ole Miss||#4||Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry)||ABC||W 19–14 (vacated)||43,500|
|October 30||2:30 pm||Southern Miss*||#5||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL||PPV||W 40–0 (vacated)||70,123|
|November 6||11:30 am||LSU||#5||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||JPS||L 13–17||70,123|
|November 13||2:30 pm||Mississippi State||#12||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||ABC||W 36–25 (vacated)||70,123|
|November 20||1:00 pm||at #6 Auburn||#11||Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Iron Bowl)||L 14–22||85,214|
|December 4||2:30 pm||vs. #9 Florida||#16||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (SEC Championship Game)||ABC||L 13–28||76,345|
|December 31||6:00 pm||vs. #12 North Carolina*||#18||Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl)||TBS||W 24–10||67,205|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time Zone.|
Regular season statistics
Time of possession
- 1993 Schedule & Results at RollTide.com