Alabama vs.Mississippi State

 
  Date: 10/24/1953  
  Score: 7-7  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi State In this 1953 battle against the Maroons, Alabama ended up with a tie on Homecoming in Tuscaloosa. Alabama scored their only touchdown in the second after Bart Starr led the Tide 71 yards, with Corky Tharp scoring on a 2 yard run. Bobby Luna would miss a 25 yard field goal as time expired to give Bama their third tie of the season. 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.