Alabama vs.Southern Mississippi

  Date: 9/8/1990  
  Score: 24-27  
  Alabama vs. Southern Mississippi Brett Farve and the Golden Eagles spoiled Gene Stallings' first game as Alabama's head coach with this 27-24 upset of the Tide. In the first, Derrick Lassic would score on an 18 yard touchdown run. In the second, Philip Doyle would hit a 30 yard field goal, and Siran Stacy would score on a 3 yard touchdown run. Bama would close its scoring with a 60 yard touchdown pass from Gary Hollingsworth to Craig Sanderson in the third. The four Alabama turnovers in the game proved to be extremely costly in this loss. The 1990 squad finished with a record of 7-5 and with an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl in head coach Gene Stallings first season at the Capstone.