Alabama vs.Howard

 
  Date: 9/26/1931  
  Score: 42-6  
  Alabama vs. Howard Alabama played its first game ever under head coach Frank Thomas against Howard on a September afternoon in 1931 and to break in the new coach Alabama rolled 42-6. Leon Long was the star among stars in this game scoring 3 touchdowns. Other scores were made by Hilmon Holley with 2 and Larry Hughes with 1. Howard scored its only points in the third quarter. The 1931 squad finished the season 9-1 for coach Frank Thomas in his first season at the Capstone.