1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
SEC Western Division champion
|1999 record||10–3 (7–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Mike DuBose (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Neil Callaway (2nd year as OC 3rd overall)|
|Defensive coordinator||Ellis Johnson (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Bryant–Denny Stadium
|1999 SEC football standings|
|No. 12 Florida x||7||–||1||9||–||4|
|No. 9 Tennessee||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|No. 16 Georgia||5||–||3||8||–||4|
|No. 8 Alabama x$||7||–||1||10||–||3|
|No. 13 Mississippi State||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|No. 22 Ole Miss||4||–||4||8||–||4|
|No. 17 Arkansas||4||–||4||8||–||4|
|Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7|
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, 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. The team went on to the 1999 SEC Championship Game where they defeated Florida for the second time for the year. Alabama played Michigan in the 2000 Orange Bowl and suffered a 35–34 loss in overtime, due to a missed PAT. Ironically, Alabama had beaten Florida during the regular season by a single point in overtime, also due to a missed PAT.
|September 4||11:30 a.m.||at Vanderbilt||No. 20||Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN||JPS||W 28–17||41,600|
|September 11||11:30 a.m.||Houston*||No. 21||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||JPS||W 37–10||80,110|
|September 18||4:00 p.m.||Louisiana Tech*||No. 18||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||PPV||L 28–29||80,312|
|September 25||2:30 p.m.||No. 14 Arkansas||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL||CBS||W 35–28||83,818|
|October 2||2:30 p.m.||at No. 3 Florida||No. 21||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL||CBS||W 40–39 OT||85,721|
|October 16||2:30 p.m.||at No. 22 Ole Miss||No. 11||Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry)||CBS||W 30–24||52,122|
|October 23||2:30 p.m.||No. 5 Tennessee||No. 10||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October)||CBS||L 7–21||86,869|
|October 30||2:00 p.m.||Southern Miss*||No. 14||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL||PPV||W 35–14||83,818|
|November 6||11:30 a.m.||LSU||No. 12||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||JPS||W 23–17||83,818|
|November 13||2:30 p.m.||No. 8 Mississippi State||No. 11||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||CBS||W 19–7||83,818|
|November 20||6:30 p.m.||at Auburn||No. 8||Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Iron Bowl)||ESPN||W 28–17||85,214|
|December 4||7:00 p.m.||vs. No. 5 Florida||No. 7||Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game)||ABC||W 34–7||74,309|
|January 1, 2000||7:30 p.m.||vs. No. 8 Michigan*||No. 5||Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl)||ABC||L 34–35 OT||70,461|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
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