Alabama vs.North Texas

 
  Date: 9/14/2002  
  Score: 33-7  
  Alabama vs. North Texas A week after a heartbreaking 37-27 loss to the Sooners of Oklahoma, the Tide rebounded by defeating the Mean Green of North Texas by a score of 33-7. Michael Ziifle would connect on a pair of field goals (24 and 27 yards) before Ahmaad Galloway would score Bama's first touchdown on a 2 yard run in the second. Santonio Beard would follow Galloway's score with a 3 yard touchdown run to close the first half. In the third, Shaud Williams would score on a 41 yard touchdown run, and Brodie Croyle would close the Tide's scoring with his 4 yard touchdown run in the fourth. Also (as seen in the above image with Sam Collins) former Bama quarterback Freddie Kitchens visited Bryant-Denny as an assistant coach for the Mean Green. The 2002 squad would finish the season with a record of 10-3 for coach Dennis Franchione in his final season at the Capstone.