Alabama vs.Florida

 
  Date: 9/19/1987  
  Score: 14-23  
  Alabama vs. Florida The Gator freshman, Emmitt Smith, ran all over the Bama defense for 224 yards in what was Coach Curry's first defeat at Alabama- a 23-14 loss to the Gators. Bama could only manage a pair of Philip Doyle field goals through the third (36 and 25 yards) before Vince Sutton hit Angelo Stafford for a 13 yard touchdown reception. The 1987 squad finished with a record of 7-5 and with an appearance in the Hall of Fame Bowl in Coach Bill Curry's first season at Alabama.