Alabama vs.Penn State

 
  Date: 10/25/1986  
  Score: 3-23  
  Alabama vs. Penn State After putting up 56 points on Tennessee in the previous week, Alabama could only manage 3 points against the Nittany Lions in this 23-3 defeat. For the game, Van Tiffin scored Bama's only points in the first on a 40 yard field goal. Five Alabama turnovers really hurt the Tide in this defeat. The 1986 Crimson Tide finished the season with a record of 10-3 and with a victory in the Sun Bowl in what would be Coach Ray Perkins' last year with Alabama.