Alabama vs.Rice

 
  Date: 9/24/1955  
  Score: 0-20  
  Alabama vs. Rice With former Tide coach Harold "Red" Drew gone after the 1954 season the J.B. Whitworth era began in 1955 and the Tide started the Whitworth era the same way the Drew era ended -- with a lopsided loss. This one came at the hands of the Rice Owls who defeated the Tide 20-0. The game was scoreless after the first half but costly fumbles in the second led to Rice scores. Alabama was held to just 119 yards of total offense in the game. The 1955 squad finished the season 0-10 for coach J.B. "Ears" Whitworth.