1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football
SEC Champions
SEC Western Division Champions
Orange Bowl, L 34–35 OT vs. Michigan
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
1999 record 10–3 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach Mike DuBose (3rd year)
Captain
Home stadium Bryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 83,818)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#12 Florida x   7 1         9 4  
#9 Tennessee   6 2         9 3  
#16 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 6  
South Carolina   0 8         0 11  
Western Division
#8 Alabama x   7 1         10 3  
#13 Mississippi State   6 2         10 2  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
#17 Arkansas   4 4         8 4  
Auburn   2 6         5 6  
LSU   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 1999 college football season. The team was led by head coach Mike DuBose, who was in his third season with the program. The Crimson Tide, also known informally as the Tide, played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Legion Field, in Birmingham, Alabama.

The team entered the season trying to build upon a 7–5 record from their 1998 season. The 1999 team had tremendous success. After a stunning last second loss to Louisiana Tech early in the year,[1] they eventually finished with a 9–2 regular season record (7–1 in the SEC). This included defeating Auburn on the road for the first time ever.[2] The team went on to the 1999 SEC Championship Game where they defeated Florida for the second time for the year.[3] Alabama played Michigan in the 2000 Orange Bowl[4] and suffered a 35–34 loss in overtime, due to a missed PAT.[5] Ironically, Alabama had beaten Florida during the regular season by a single point in overtime, also due to a missed PAT.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 11:30 am at Vanderbilt #20 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN JPS W 28–17   41,600
September 11 11:30 am Houston* #21 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL JPS W 37–10   80,110
September 18 4:00 pm Louisiana Tech* #18 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL PPV L 28–29   80,312
September 25 2:30 pm #14 Arkansas Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS W 35–28   83,818
October 2 2:30 pm at #3 Florida #21 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL CBS W 40–39 OT  85,721
October 16 2:30 pm at #22 Ole Miss #11 Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Rivalry) CBS W 30–24   52,122
October 23 2:30 pm #5 Tennessee #10 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October) CBS L 7–21   86,869
October 30 2:00 pm Southern Miss*dagger #14 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV W 35–14   83,818
November 6 11:30 am LSU #12 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) JPS W 23–17   83,818
November 13 2:30 pm #8 Mississippi State #11 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) CBS W 19–7   83,818
November 20 6:30 pm at Auburn #8 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Iron Bowl) ESPN W 28–17   85,214
December 4 7:00 pm vs. #5 Florida #7 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) ABC W 34–7   74,309
January 1, 2000 7:30 pm vs. #8 Michigan* #5 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC L 34–35 OT  70,461
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Louisiana Tech has history of comebacks". ESPN. October 23, 2003. Retrieved September 24, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Atlanta-bound Alabama: Tide secure SEC West crown with 28–17 victory". Sports Illustrated. November 21, 1999. Retrieved September 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Alabama Beats Florida In the S.E.C. Title Game". The New York Times. December 5, 1999. Retrieved September 24, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Alabama to make 50th bowl appearance". The Crimson White. December 6, 1999. 
  5. ^ "Michigan vs. Alabama". USA Today. January 1, 2000. Retrieved September 24, 2008. 
  6. ^ "2nd Point After Is the Difference". The New York Times. October 3, 1999. Retrieved September 24, 2008. 

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