Alabama vs.Southern Mississippi

  Date: 9/7/1996  
  Score: 20-10  
  Alabama vs. Southern Mississippi The Alabama defense only allowed 109 yards of total offense to the Golden Eagles in this 20-10 Alabama victory. In the first, Bama would score on a 23 yard Brian Cunningham field goal, and on a 7 yard touchdown pass from Freddie Kitchens to Patrick Hape. In the second, Kitchens would hit Marcell West for a 25 yard touchdown reception. Cunningham would score Bama's final points with his 46 yard field goal in the third. The 1996 squad finished the season with a record of 10-3 and with a victory in the Outback Bowl in coach Gene Stallings final year as head coach of the Tide.