Alabama vs.Nebraska

 
  Date: 9/2/1978  
  Score: 20-3  
  Alabama vs. Nebraska The 'Huskers gave the Tide their only loss of the 1977 season with a 24-31 defeat in Lincoln; however, the Tide would not be denied victory in this 20-3 triumph in Birmingham. After being held scoreless in the first, Bama would score three short touchdowns in each of the remaining three quarters. Major Ogilvie scored first on a 4 yard pass reception from Jeff Rutledge. Tony Nathan would visit the end zone next on a 2 yard run. Rutledge would score Bama's final touchdown on a 3 yard run late in the game. 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.