Alabama vs.Tennessee

 
  Date: 10/16/1971  
  Score: 32-15  
  Alabama vs. Tennessee The Tide's defense led the way in only allowing the Vols 161 yards of total offense in this 32-15 Alabama victory. In the first, Terry Davis would throw a 20 yard touchdown pass to David Bailey. In the second, Bill Davis would hit a 27 yard field goal, and Terry Davis would score on a 6 yard touchdown run. In the third, Terry Davis would connect with Bailey again for a touchdown reception (16 yards). In the fourth, Bill Davis would hit a 39 yard field goal, and Johnny Musso would close the Tide's scoring with his 5 yard touchdown run. The 1971 squad would finish the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.