Alabama vs.Tennessee

 
  Date: 10/15/1977  
  Score: 24-10  
  Alabama vs. Tennessee The Tide dominated the Vols on the ground in a 24-10 victory. In the second, Jeff Rutledge would score two touchdowns on runs of 4 and 9 yards. In the third, Rutledge would connect with Ozzie Newsome on a 39 yard touchdown pass. Johnny Davis also starred in the game for the Tide by rushing for 103 yards. The 1977 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, and with a victory in the Sugar Bowl for Coach Bryant.