Alabama vs.Missouri

 
  Date: 9/16/1978  
  Score: 38-20  
  Alabama vs. Missouri After being up 17-0, the Tigers put up 20 points to go up 20-17 at the half, but 21 unanswered second half points gave the Tide the victory. In the first, Bama scored on a 23 yard Major Ogilvie run, and on a 6 yard Rick Neal reception. In the third, the Tide scored on a 35 yard blocked punt return by Rickey Gilliland, and on a 1 yard Tony Nathan plunge. Bama's final score came in the fourth on a 23 yard Jeff Rutledge pass to Lou Ikner. The 1978 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, as national champions, and with a victory in the Sugar Bowl for Coach Bryant.