1995 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1995 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
AP #21
1995 record 8–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Gene Stallings (6th year)
Captain Shannon Brown
Captain Brian Burgdorf
Captain Tony Johnson
Captain John Walters
Home stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 70,123)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
Seasons
« 1994 1996 »
1995 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#2 Florida x 8 0 0     12 1 0
#3 Tennessee 7 1 0     11 1 0
Georgia 3 5 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 1     4 6 1
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     2 9 0
Western Division
Arkansas x 6 2 0     8 5 0
#21 Alabama 5 3 0     8 3 0
#22 Auburn 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 3 1     7 4 1
Ole Miss 3 5 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     3 8 0
Championship: Florida 34, Arkansas 3
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama for the 1995–96 college football season, competing in the Western Division in the Southeastern Conference. The team played their home games at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Gene Stallings led the Crimson Tide to an 8–3 record. Due to NCAA sanctions, no bowl appearance was made.

The early season victory over Southern Miss came in dramatic fashion, as Alabama completed a 36 yard pass on 4th down for a go ahead touchdown with under 30 seconds left in the game. The three games Alabama lost were also particularly noteworthy. The game against Arkansas featured a last minute 4th and goal touchdown pass by Arkansas giving them the win, however replays later showed the ball was likely trapped. This call, along with a missed twelve men on the field penalty on Arkansas' final drive lead to the suspension of the officiating crew the following week. The 41–14 blowout loss to Tennessee marked the Vols first win over the Tide since 1985, ending Alabama's 9 game unbeaten streak. The season ending loss at Auburn also featured a questionable last minute call regarding a pass. Alabama QB Freddie Kitchens had apparently hit Curtis Brown for a late go ahead touchdown, but officials ruled Brown out of bounds. Photos would later reveal that Brown had his right foot down upon making the catch.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 pm at Vanderbilt #11 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN PPV W 33–25   40,880
September 9 2:00 pm Southern Miss* #13 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL PPV W 24–20   83,091
September 16 11:30 am Arkansas #13 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL JPS L 19–20   70,123
September 30 11:00 am at Georgia #20 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC W 31–0   86,117
October 7 2:30 pm NC State*dagger #16 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV W 27–11   70,123
October 14 6:30 pm #6 Tennessee #11 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ESPN L 14–41   83,091
October 21 2:00 pm at Ole Miss #21 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Rivalry) W 23–9   44,312
October 28 2:30 pm North Texas* #18 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV W 38–19   70,123
November 4 2:30 pm LSU #16 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) ABC W 10–3   70,123
November 11 11:30 am Mississippi State #16 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) JPS W 14–9   70,123
November 18 4:30 pm at #21 Auburn #17 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Iron Bowl) ESPN L 27–31   85,214
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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