Alabama vs.Vanderbilt

  Date: 9/12/1998  
  Score: 32-7  
  Alabama vs. Vanderbilt The Commodores actually jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first, but Bama would score 32 unanswered points to defeat Vandy 32-7 in Birmingham. Once again, Shaun Alexander starred in rushing for 206 yards and scoring 3 touchdowns. In the first, Alexander scored on a 36 yard run. In the second, John David Phillips would hit Quincy Jackson for a 31 yard touchdown reception. In the third, Alexander would score on an 8 yard run, and the defense would force Vandy into committing a pair of safeties. Alexander would score in the fourth on a 35 yard run to close the Tide's scoring for the afternoon. The 1998 squad finished the season with a record of 7-5 and with an appearance in the Music City Bowl for coach Mike Dubose.