Alabama vs.Iowa State

 
  Date: 12/27/2001  
  Score: 14-13  
  Alabama vs. Iowa State In Coach "Fran's" first bowl game, the Tide was able to defeat a tough Cyclone team by a score of 14-13 in Shreveport's Independence Bowl. Andrew Zow would score Bama's first points in the second with his 8 yard touchdown run. After a blocked punt in the third, Ahmaad Galloway was able to score the game-winning touchdown on a 2 yard run. The 2001 squad would finish with a record of 7-5 and with a victory over Iowa State in the Independence Bowl in coach Dennis Franchione's first season as head coach of the Tide.