Alabama vs.Tennessee

 
  Date: 10/17/1953  
  Score: 0-0  
  Alabama vs. Tennessee In this contest Alabama outplayed Tennessee, but could only manage a tie against the Vols in Birmingham. In this game, the Tide was very lucky that Bart Starr was not sacked for a safety as time expired in the fourth. The 1953 squad would finish the season with a record of 6-3-3, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Cotton Bowl for Coach Red Drew.