Alabama vs.Mississippi State

 
  Date: 11/15/1997  
  Score: 20-32  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi State For the second year in a row, the Bulldogs defeated the Tide, and this 32-20 loss guaranteed Bama a losing season for the first time since 1984. Bama would score a pair of first quarter touchdowns. The first came on a 41 yard Dennis Riddle run and the second came on a 9 yard Lance Tucker pass to Ed Scissum. Bama's only other points came in the third on a 13 yard Riddle touchdown pass to Tucker. The 1997 squad finished the season with a record of 4-7 in Mike Dubose's first year at the Capstone.