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1977 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1977 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 83rd overall and 44th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his 20th year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished season with eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 7–0 in the SEC), as SEC champions and with a victory over Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

1977 Alabama Crimson Tide football
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 35–6 vs. Ohio State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1977 record11–1 (7–0 SEC)
Head coachBear Bryant (20th season)
CaptainMike Tucker
CaptainOzzie Newsome
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
Legion Field
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Alabama $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 6 Kentucky 6 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 4 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 6 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll
DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 10Ole MissNo. 6W 34–1374,324
September 17at Nebraska*No. 4ABCL 24–3175,899
September 24at VanderbiltNo. 10W 24–1234,694
October 1GeorgiaNo. 10W 18–1060,210
October 8at No. 1 USC*No. 7ABCW 21–2063,140
October 15TennesseeNo. 4W 24–1071,000
October 22Louisville*daggerNo. 3W 55–660,210
October 29at Mississippi StateNo. 2W 37–747,500
November 5at No. 18 LSUNo. 2ABCW 24–365,377
November 12Miami (FL)*No. 2W 36–057,422
November 26vs. AuburnNo. 2W 48–2169,721
January 2, 1978vs. No. 9 Ohio State*No. 3ABCW 35–676,811
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1977 Alabama football schedule[1]

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "1977 Season Recaps" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  • "2012 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book" (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2015.

Specific

  1. ^ "1977 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2015.