Alabama vs.Florida State

  Date: 10/10/1974  
  Score: 8-7  
  Alabama vs. Florida State Neither offense could really get going in this contest and two fumbles by each team slowed the offenses of both teams that much more. After being down for almost the entire game Alabama came out on top by the score of 8-7. Florida State scored a touchdown in the first quarter to go up 7-0 and that would be the score headed into half time. In the second half Alabama would finally get onto the scoreboard with a 44 yard Fred Berrey field goal. After FSU gave up an intentional safety in the fourth quarter the game was on the line and Alabama's hopes rested on the foot of Fred Berrey. Berrey did not disappoint and he knocked a 36 yarder straight through the uprights to give Bama the 1 point win. The 1974 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.