Alabama vs.Nebraska

  Date: 9/17/1977  
  Score: 24-31  
  Alabama vs. Nebraska In this contest, Alabama actually out gained the 'Huskers in total offense 430-417, but 5 interceptions cost the Tide the game 24-31. In the first, Bama scored on a 7 yard Jeff Rutledge run. In the second, Tony Nathan scored on a 7 yard run, and the game was tied 17-17 at the half. Bama's final score of the afternoon came in the fourth on a 1 yard Tony Nathan plunge. The 1977 squad finished the season with a record of 11-1, as SEC champions, and with a victory in the Sugar Bowl for Coach Bryant.