Alabama vs.Auburn

 
  Date: 11/28/1981  
  Score: 28-17  
  Alabama vs. Auburn Coach Bryant set a new record for the most wins by a D-1 head coach, with his 315th victory, by defeating the Tigers 28-17. Alan Gray would open the scoring for the Tide with his 1 yard touchdown plunge. In the third, Bama would score on a 26 yard Ken Coley pass to Jesse Bendross. In the fourth, the Tide would score on a 38 yard pass play from Walter Lewis to Bendross, and this was followed with a 15 yard Linnie Patrick touchdown run to seal Bryant's 315th victory. The 1981 squad finished with a record of 9-2-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Cotton Bowl for Coach Bryant.