Alabama vs.Tennessee

  Date: 10/17/1981  
  Score: 38-19  
  Alabama vs. Tennessee In the 1981 edition of the Tennessee game, Bama would be up 28-0 at the half and go on to defeat the Vols by a score of 38-19. The Tide's first touchdown came in the first on a 1 yard Jeff Fagan plunge. In the second, Bama would score on a 10 yard Linnie Patrick run, and on an 8 yard Jesse Bendross reception. In the third, Bart Krout would score on a 16 yard reception. Peter Kim would add three field goals to provide the 38-19 margin. Bama's defense also played a solid game in only allowing 269 yards of total offense to the Vols. The 1981 squad finished with a record of 9-2-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Cotton Bowl for Coach Bryant.