Alabama vs.Southern California

 
  Date: 9/23/1978  
  Score: 14-24  
  Alabama vs. Southern California Bama's only loss of the 1978 season came by the hands of the Trojans in this 24-14 defeat. Six Alabama turnovers in this game cost the Tide a victory. After being held scoreless in the first half, Bama finally got on the board in the third with a 31 yard Major Ogilvie touchdown run. The Tide would score again late in the fourth on a 41 yard touchdown reception by Bart Krout. 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.