Alabama vs.Virginia Tech

  Date: 9/21/1968  
  Score: 14-7  
  Alabama vs. Virginia Tech The Hokies would almost upset the Tide in the first game of the 1968 season but would come up just short in losing 7-14. Scott Hunter would throw both of Bama's touchdowns in the second quarter to George Ranger on passes of, 8 and 65 yards. The 1968 squad finished the season with a record of 8-3 along with an appearance in the Gator Bowl for Coach Bryant.