Alabama vs.Mississippi

  Date: 10/19/2002  
  Score: 42-7  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi Homecoming 2002 was a memorable one for Alabama and certainly Santonio Beard who tied the Alabama record for rushing touchdowns in a game with 5 tying the mark set by Shaun Alexander in 1998 to lead the Tide to a 42-7 rout of Ole Miss. Beard scored on his first two carries of the game. The first a 25 yard run and the second a 35 yard run to give Bama the 14-7 first quarter lead. Mississippi would not score again in the game however as Alabama would rack up 4 more touchdowns. In the second quarter Brodie Croyle connected with Dre Fulgham on a 51 yard touchdown pass. In the second half it was all Santonio. Beard scored 1 in the third quarter (9 yards) and two in the forth (2 and 10) to complete his historic afternoon. The 2002 squad would finish the season with a record of 10-3 for coach Dennis Franchione in his final season at the Capstone.