Alabama vs.Georgia Tech

 
  Date: 9/12/1981  
  Score: 21-24  
  Alabama vs. Georgia Tech In this game, the Tide outgained the Yellow Jackets in total offense 384-262, but four turnovers proved to be to much for Bama to overcome in this 21-24 loss. Bama got on the board in the first on a 47 yard Walter Lewis pass to Joey Jones. After a pair of Peter Kim field goals in the second, the Tide would score their final touchdown in the third on a 4 yard Linnie Patrick run. The 1981 squad finished with a record of 9-2-1, as SEC champions, and with an appearence in the Cotton Bowl for Coach Bryant.