Alabama vs.Auburn

 
  Date: 11/17/2001  
  Score: 31-7  
  Alabama vs. Auburn For the second time in a row, the Tide was able to defeat the Tigers on the Plains with this 31-7 victory in Auburn. After a scoreless first, Santonio Beard would visit the end zone on a 8 yard touchdown run, and Andrew Zow would hit Jason McAddley for a 45 yard touchdown reception in the second. In the third, Beard would find the end zone again with his 47 yard touchdown run. In the fourth, Zow would hit Terry Jones, Jr. for a 10 yard touchdown reception and Neal Thomas would hit a 26 yard field goal to seal the game for the Tide. For the game, Beard would rush for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Ahmaad Galloway would rush for 127 yards. The 2001 squad would finish with a record of 7-5 and with a victory in the Independence Bowl in coach Dennis Franchione's first season as head coach of the Tide.