Alabama vs.Vanderbilt

  Date: 9/21/1996  
  Score: 36-26  
  Alabama vs. Vanderbilt The Commodores would score a pair of special teams touchdowns and intercepted a trio of Bama passes, but the Tide would survive the scare and win 36-26. Brian Cunningham would score Bama's first 9 points with 3 successful field goals. Late in the first half, Freddie Kitchens would hit Marcell West for a 6 yard touchdown reception. The Tide would then score 3 touchdowns in the third to ice the game in favor of Bama. Bama's third quarter touchdowns came on a 15 yard Kitchens run, a 44 yard interception return for a touchdown by Kevin Jackson, and on a 1 yard Curtis Alexander run. The 1996 squad finished the season with a record of 10-3 and with a victory in the Outback Bowl in coach Gene Stallings final year as head coach of the Tide.