Alabama vs.Southern Mississippi

 
  Date: 9/27/1997  
  Score: 27-14  
  Alabama vs. Southern Mississippi A tough Golden Eagle squad actually out gained the Tide in total yards 293-275 but lost the game 27-14. In the second quarter, Bama would score on a 37 yard Brian Cunningham field goal, and they would score on a Dustin McClintock 11 yard touchdown reception from Freddie Kitchens. In the third, Kitchens would connect with Calvin Hall for a 17 yard touchdown reception. The Tide would close their scoring in the fourth with a 1 yard Curtis Alexander touchdown run, and with a 22 yard Cunningham field goal. The 1997 squad finished the season with a record of 4-7 in Mike Dubose's first year at the Capstone.