Alabama vs.Rutgers

 
  Date: 10/24/1981  
  Score: 31-7  
  Alabama vs. Rutgers The Scarlet Knights were out gained in total yards 166-482 in this 31-7 defeat. Alabama opened their scoring in the first with a pair of touchdowns. Alan Gray hit Bart Krout for a 27 yard touchdown reception, and Joe Carter would score next on an 11 yard run. In the second, Walter Lewis would hit Tim Clark on a 44 yard pass play for the score. After being held scoreless in the third, Bama would end the day's scoring in the fourth after a 2 yard Linnie Patrick run. Peter Kim would also hit a 32 yard field goal in the second, and Walter Lewis would run for 107 yards in the game. 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.