Alabama vs.Boston College

 
  Date: 11/25/1983  
  Score: 13-20  
  Alabama vs. Boston College The Tide made the long trip to Foxboro, Massachusetts, and lost to BC 20-13 in cold, windy, and icy conditions. Van Tiffin scored Bama's only first half points on field goals of 20 and 28 yards. The Tide's lone touchdown came in the third after a 58 yard punt return by Anthony Smiley. The 1983 squad finished with a record of 8-4 and with a victory in the Sun Bowl in Ray Perkins' first season at the Capstone.