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Greatest Alabama Games of the Past 20 Years - 1993

On the field, Alabama went 9-3-1 in 1993, but because of a cocktail napkin, we went 1-12.  This was when the NCAA required forfeiture of wins when you played an ineligible player, rather than vacating wins.  I’m not really sure what changed between then and now, but that’s the way it is.

 

Wikipedia failed me.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Alabama_Crimson_Tide_football_team doesn't really have any writeups, so I had to go to the source, found here:  http://www.rolltide.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/alab/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/1993-recaps (should I warn you about .pdfs?).  There are several grammatical errors in that source, and I am leaving them as they are, and I have certainly added some errors of my own (couldn't copy and paste, so had to copy the old-fashioned way).

 

#2 Alabama vs. #10 Tennessee.

The Third Saturday in October is always a Clash of the Titans when Alabama and Tennessee meet, but this year’s game had added significance.  Alabama had a seven-game win streak over the Vols and a 28-game consecutive win streak overall.  A win against the Vols would give Alabama 29-straight victories, a school and SEC record.

When the game ended, so did the Tide’s win streak, but the 17-17 tie kept alive a 29-game unbeaten streak for Alabama, the longest in the nation…

[In the second quarter:]  Shuler back to pass on second and three, was intercepted by Antonio Langham, his 17th career pick-off which breaks the school record for career interceptions…

[T]he Tide led 9-7 going into halftime…

Both offenses seemed to sputter in the third quarter and Tennessee kicker John Becksvoort provided the only points, a 34-yard field goal with 9:41 left to give the Vols a 10-9 advantage.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Charlie Garner scored on a 73 yard run, putting the Vols up by eight, 17-9.

Alabama could not sustain a drive, moving into Tennessee territory once in the next three drives.  The offense stalled at the Tennessee 19 and Proctor’s 36-yard field goal attempt was no good.

The end came down to one final Alabama drive with 1:44 left on the clock.  Barker moved the offense with ease, connecting on six of nine passes for 81 yards.  Barker took it in from the one and David Palmer rushed for the two-point conversion to tie the game…

     ABC Player of the Game, Jay Barker, completed 22 of 40 passes for 312 yards against Tennessee, all career highs.

 

#4 Alabama at Ole Miss.

     The Tide journeyed into Oxford, Miss. for the first time in the history of this series [I did NOT remember that!] and left with a narrow, but hard fought victory.  It would be a costly victory, though, as Alabama lost starting quarterback Jay Barker indefinitely with a sprained shoulder…

     The Tide could not muster much offensive output against a staunch Rebel defense and depending on Michael Proctor for 13 of its 19 points.  He hit on four-of-four field goals, including a career long 53 yarder, and an extra point after Alabama’s only touchdown by Sherman Williams.

     The biggest offensive showing came from all-purpose man David Palmer, who alternated with Brian Burgdorf at QB after Barker went down in the second quarter.  He accounted for 243 yards for the tide (38 rush, 54 pass, 76 receiving, 34 KOR and 41 PR).  He was named the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this year…

     …Alabama trailed by one at the half…

     Another Proctor field goal, this one from 49 yards out, put Alabama up 19-7 with under five minutes remaining.

     On the Rebs following possession, Adams drove the offense down field going five-of-five in the air for 59 yards and ran one option play good for 23.  The Rebs scored on a 14-yard pass from Adams to Ta’Boris Fisher to bring them to within five, 19-14.

     Alabama managed to hold on the ball for the final 3:21 and left Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with its 30-game unbeaten streak intact.

#18 Alabama vs. #12 North Carolina.  Gator Bowl.

     I couldn’t quickly and easily find a good writeup of this game, so please share your memories and research with us!

 

Game summary

[hide]Scoring summary

Quarter

Time

Drive

Team

Scoring Information

Score

Plays

Yards

TOP

Alabama

North Carolina

2

11:01

 

10 plays, 64 yards

 

Alabama

22-yard field goal by Michael Proctor

3

0

2

9:25

 

7 plays, 80 yards

 

North Carolina

William Henderson 1-yard touchdown run, Tripp Pignetti kick good

3

7

2

6:49

 

7 plays, 75 yards

 

Alabama

Brian Burgdorf 33-yard touchdown run, Michael Proctor kick good

10

7

2

00:02

 

7 plays, 44 yards

 

North Carolina

23-yard field goal by Tripp Pignetti

10

10

3

9:05

 

12 plays, 65 yards

 

Alabama

Tarrant Lynch 8-yard touchdown reception from Brian Burgdorf, Michael Proctor kick good

17

10

4

6:34

 

12 plays, 66 yards

 

Alabama

Chad Key 10-yard touchdown reception from Brian Burgdorf, Michael Proctor kick good

24

10

"TOP" = Time of Possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football.

24

10

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Gator_Bowl

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