Alabama vs.Southern Mississippi

 
  Date: 9/19/1952  
  Score: 20-6  
  Alabama vs. Southern Mississippi To open the 1952 season, the Tide played Southern in Montgomery and defeated them 20-6 in spite of very sloppy play. In the game, Alabama fumbled the ball 12 times losing the ball 7 of those times. Clell Hobson scored Bama's first touchdown on an 8 yard run. Bobby Luna scored the second touchdown for the Tide on a 3 yard run in the second. Bobby Marlow scored the Tide's third and final touchdown on a 4 yard run in the second half. The 1952 squad finished the season with a record of 10-2 and a victory in the Orange Bowl for Coach Red Drew.