Alabama vs.Virginia Tech

 
  Date: 10/28/1978  
  Score: 35-0  
  Alabama vs. Virginia Tech The Virginia Tech Hokies came to Tuscaloosa with hopes of beating a great Tide squad but left shaking their heads losing by the score of 35-0. Rick Neal started the scoring with a 5 yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The first of two touchdown passes from Jeff Rutledge went to Keith Pugh and the other went to Bruce Bolton. Major Ogilvie added to the scoring with a 1 yard dive and scoring ended with a 33 yard rush from Donald Jacobs. 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.