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1977 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 35–6 vs. Ohio State
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1977 record 11–1 (7–0 SEC)
Head coach Bear Bryant
Captain Mike Tucker
Captain Ozzie Newsome
Home stadium Bryant–Denny Stadium
Legion Field
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
#6 Kentucky 6 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 4 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 6 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1977 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 83rd overall and 44th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his 20th year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished season with eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 7–0 in the SEC), as SEC champions and with a victory over Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Ole Miss #6 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Rivalry) W 34–13   74,324
September 17 at Nebraska* #4 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC L 24–31   75,899
September 24 at Vanderbilt #10 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–12   34,694
October 1 Georgia #10 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL W 18–10   60,210
October 8 at #1 USC* #7 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC W 21–20   63,140
October 15 Tennessee #4 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 24–10   71,000
October 22 Louisville*dagger #3 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL W 55–6   60,210
October 29 at Mississippi State #2 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) W 37–7   47,500
November 5 at #18 LSU #2 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ABC W 24–3   65,377
November 12 Miami* #2 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL W 36–0   57,422
November 26 vs. Auburn #2 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) W 48–21   69,721
January 2, 1978 vs. #9 Ohio State* #3 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 35–6   76,811
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1977 Alabama football schedule[1]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ "1977 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved September 1, 2014.