Alabama vs.Tennessee

 
  Date: 10/21/1978  
  Score: 30-17  
  Alabama vs. Tennessee The Tide defeated an always tough Tennessee team 30-17 in the 1978 meeting between these two long time rivals in Knoxville. The Tide started the scoring off with two touchdowns in the first half. The first on a 4 yard run by Tim Travis in the first quarter and the next a 15 yard rush by Steadman Shealy. After one field goal for each squad the Tide scored two more rushing touchdowns. The first by Steven Whitman followed by another by Tim Travis. The Vols finished the scoring with two touchdowns in the final quarter but it was not enough to topple the tide. The 1978 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, as national champions, and with a victory in the Sugar Bowl for Coach Bryant.