Alabama vs.Penn State

  Date: 10/28/1989  
  Score: 17-16  
  Alabama vs. Penn State The Tide was able to preserve a 17-16 victory over the Nittany Lions as a result of Thomas Rayam's "Desperation Block" of a Lion field goal with :13 remaining in the game. Philip Doyle would score Bama's first points with his 32 yard field goal in the second. In the third, Gary Hollingsworth would hit Lamonde Russell for a 6 yard touchdown reception. In the fourth, Siran Stacy would visit the end zone on a 12 yard touchdown run. The 1989 squad finished with a record of 10-2, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Sugar Bowl in Coach Curry's final season at the Capstone.