Alabama vs.Vanderbilt

 
  Date: 10/9/1965  
  Score: 22-7  
  Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Vandy held the Tide scoreless up until nine minutes to go in the game. It was then that the Tide exploded for 22 points in the fourth for the win in Nashville. Steve Bowman scored two touchdowns on runs of 2 and 57 yards. John David Reitz scored Bama's other touchdown on a 35 yard interception returned to the house. The 1965 squad finished 9-1-1, as SEC champions, as national champions, and with an appearance in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.