Alabama vs.Miami

 
  Date: 11/16/1974  
  Score: 28-7  
  Alabama vs. Miami The Tide jumped on the Hurricanes early and never looked back in a 28-7 victory. Bama scored two touchdowns in the first on a pair of 8 yard Richard Todd passes to George Pugh and Jerry Brown. In the second, the Tide scored on a 12 yard Gary Rutledge run. Bama's final score came in the fourth on a 62 yard punt return by Willie Shelby. The 1974 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearence in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.