Alabama vs.Brigham Young

 
  Date: 9/5/1998  
  Score: 38-31  
  Alabama vs. Brigham Young Shaun Alexander opened the 1998 season for the Tide with a bang. In this 38-31 Alabama victory, Alexander rushed for 115 yards and scored 5 touchdowns - a school record! Shaun scored touchdowns on runs of 5, 37, 1, 28, and 2 yards. Bama's only other points came on a 34 yard Ryan Pflugner field goal in the second quarter. The 1998 squad finished the season with a record of 7-5 and with an appearance in the Music City Bowl for coach Mike Dubose.