Alabama vs.Florida

 
  Date: 10/14/1972  
  Score: 24-7  
  Alabama vs. Florida In this contest, the Tide was able to pull out a tough 24-7 victory over the Gators of Florida in Tuscaloosa. After going down 7-0, Paul Spivey would score on a 13 yard touchdown run. In the second, Bill Davis would hit a 31 yard field goal. Terry Davis would then score on a 4 yard touchdown run in the third. Ralph Stokes would then score the Tide's final touchdown on a 1 yard run in the fourth. The 1972 squad would finish with a record of 10-2, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Cotton Bowl for Coach Bryant.