Alabama vs.Mississippi State

 
  Date: 10/31/1987  
  Score: 21-18  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi State In spite of the Bulldogs out gaining the Tide in total yards 344-277, Alabama was able to overcome an 18-14 fourth quarter deficit to defeat State 21-18. In the first, Bobby Humphrey scored on an 83 yard touchdown run. In the second, Clay Whitehurst scored a touchdown on a 15 yard Jeff Dunn pass. Humphrey would score the game-winning touchdown in the fourth on a 1 yard run with :46 remaining in the game. In addition to his pair of touchdowns, Humphrey also rushed for 135 yards. The 1987 squad finished with a record of 7-5 and with an appearance in the Hall of Fame Bowl in Coach Bill Curry's first season at Alabama.