Alabama vs.North Carolina State

 
  Date: 10/12/1996  
  Score: 24-19  
  Alabama vs. North Carolina State In what was Alabama's first game ever played in the state of North Carolina, the Tide would defeat the Wolfpack of NC State 24-17 in Raleigh. Dennis Riddle would score on his 3 yard touchdown run in the first. Riddle would visit the end zone again with his 14 yard run in the third. In the fourth, Jon Brock would hit a 22 yard field goal, and Riddle would once again score on a 4 yard touchdown run to provide the winning margin. For the game, Riddle would rush for 154 yards and a trio of touchdowns. The 1996 squad finished the season with a record of 10-3 and with a victory in the Outback Bowl in coach Gene Stallings final year as head coach of the Tide.