Alabama vs.Georgia

 
  Date: 9/18/1965  
  Score: 17-18  
  Alabama vs. Georgia Alabama opened the 1965 season with a 18-17 loss to the Bulldogs in Athens. After only managing a 26 yard David Ray field goal in the first half, Steve Bowman would score Bama's first touchdown on a 9 yard run in the third . Steve Sloan would close Bama's scoring with his 2 yard touchdown run in the fourth. The 1965 squad finished 9-1-1, as SEC champions, as national champions, and with an appearence in the Orange Bowl for Coach Bryant.