Alabama vs.Memphis State

 
  Date: 10/1/1983  
  Score: 44-13  
  Alabama vs. Memphis State After going down to the Tigers 10-3 at the half, the Tide would score 41 second half points in a 44-13 Alabama victory. After only managing a 42 yard Van Tiffin field goal in the first half, Bama would explode in the second. In the third, Bama would score touchdowns on a 7 yard Walter Lewis pass to Joey Jones, a 1 yard Lewis run, and on a 2 yard Linnie Patrick run. In the fourth, Bama would score on a pair of Tiffin field goals (34 and 51 yards), a 36 yard Lewis pass to Greg Richardson, and on a 8 yard Lewis pass to Joe Smith. The 1983 squad finished with a record of 8-4 and with a victory in the Sun Bowl in Ray Perkins' first season at the Capstone.