Alabama vs.Mississippi

 
  Date: 10/5/1974  
  Score: 35-21  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi Alabama fumbled the ball eight times in this game, but still managed to defeat the Rebels on the road 35-21. James Taylor opened the scoring for the Tide with a 3 yard touchdown run in the first. Bama's only score in the second came on a 3 yard Willie Shelby run. The Tide would score twice in the third. The first score came on a 58 yard Shelby run, and the second came on an 8 yard Rick Watson rush. Alabama scored their final touchdown on a 1 yard plunge by Richard Todd in the fourth. The 1974 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.