Alabama vs.Vanderbilt

 
  Date: 9/11/1997  
  Score: 20-0  
  Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Bama shutout the Commodores 20-0 in Mike Dubose's first SEC contest on the road in Nashville. In the first, Freddie Kitchens hit Ed Scissum for a 17 yard touchdown reception. In the third, Brian Cunningham would hit a 28 yard field goal. In the fourth, Shaun Alexander scored a touchdown on a 1 yard run, and Cunningham would hit a 46 yard field goal to seal the victory. The 1997 squad finished the season with a record of 4-7 in Mike Dubose's first year at the Capstone.