Alabama vs.Mississippi State

 
  Date: 10/29/1983  
  Score: 35-18  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi State This 35-18 victory over the Bulldogs ended a two game losing streak for the Tide. In the first, Bama would score on a 15 yard Ricky Moore touchdown run. In the second, Linnie Patrick would score on an 8 yard touchdown run. In the third, Bama would score touchdowns on a 4 yard Moore run and on a 25 Walter Lewis pass to Preston Gothard. Bama's final points came in the fourth on a 40 yard interception return for a touchdown by Ricky Thomas. The 1983 squad finished with a record of 8-4 and with a victory in the Sun Bowl in Ray Perkins' first season at the Capstone.