Alabama vs.Auburn

 
  Date: 12/2/1978  
  Score: 34-16  
  Alabama vs. Auburn This year's installment of the Iron Bowl was an important one for the Tide. With a win, the Crimson Tide would be given a chance to play for the national title. The Tide took to the air to defeat the Tigers winning 34-16. Jeff Rutledge started off the scoring with a 33 Yard Pass to Bruce Bolton. The two would connect for another later in the game for 17 yards. Rutledge added a third passing touchdown connecting with Rick Neal for an 11 yard score. The Tide's rushing attack added over 250 total yards on the ground capped by a 20 yard run by Steadman Shealy. The 1978 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, as national champions, and with a victory in the Sugar Bowl for Coach Bryant.