Alabama vs.Furman

  Date: 10/11/1958  
  Score: 29-6  
  Alabama vs. Furman This 29-6 victory over the Purple Hurricanes was Coach Bryant's first victory as head coach of Alabama. Bama put the game away late in the first when they scored 3 touchdowns in a 4 minute span. These touchdowns were scored on a 2 yard Bobby Jackson run, a Bobby Smith pass to Laurien Stapp from just outside the endzone, and on a 56 yard kickoff return by Gary O'Steen to end the first quarter. The only points that the Tide managed to score in the second quarter came on a 24 yard Pete Reaves field goal, and Bama would close their scoring on a 61 yard touchdown pass from Smith to O'Steen in the third. The 1958 squad finished with a record of 5-4-1 for Coach Bryant in his first season at the Capstone as head coach.