Alabama vs.Mississippi State

 
  Date: 10/30/1965  
  Score: 10-7  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi State A tough State team nearly upset the Tide in Jackson, but came up short losing 10-7. Bama's lone touchdown came when Steve Sloan connected on a 65 yard pass to Dennis Homan in the first. David Ray would hit a 27 yard field goal in the third that provided the Tide's winning margin. The 1965 squad finished 9-1-1, as SEC champions, as national champions, and with an appearance in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.