Alabama vs.Houston

 
  Date: 10/24/1970  
  Score: 30-21  
  Alabama vs. Houston The Cougars gave the Tide all that they could handle in a 21-30 loss. In the game, David Bailey scored Bama's first touchdown off of a 18 yard Johnny Musso pass. The second touchdown came on a 36 yard David Brungard rush. Bama's final touchdown came on an 80 yard interception return by Steve Higginbotham in the fourth. Richard Ciemny's three field goals (28, 34, 40) provided the winning margin. The 1970 squad finished the season with a record of 6-5-1 along with a tie in the Bluebonnet Bowl for Coach Bryant.