Alabama vs.Southern California

  Date: 9/10/1971  
  Score: 17-10  
  Alabama vs. Southern California This was the famous game in which Coach Bryant surprised the college football world by unveiling the wishbone offense for the first time. The wishbone took the Trojans by surprise and resulted in a Bama victory, 17-10. In the game, the Tide rushed for 302 yards with Johnny Musso scoring both of Alabama's touchdowns on runs of 13 and 8. The 1971 squad would finish the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.