1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
The 1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 1999 college football season. The team was led by head coach Mike DuBose, who was in his third season with the program. The Crimson Tide, also known informally as the Tide, played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Legion Field, in Birmingham, Alabama.
|1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
SEC Western Division champion
|1999 record||10–3 (7–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Mike DuBose (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Neil Callaway (2nd year as OC 3rd overall)|
|Co-offensive coordinator||Charlie Stubbs (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Ellis Johnson (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Bryant–Denny Stadium|
|1999 SEC football standings|
|No. 12 Florida x||7||–||1||9||–||4|
|No. 9 Tennessee||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|No. 16 Georgia||5||–||3||8||–||4|
|No. 8 Alabama x$||7||–||1||10||–||3|
|No. 13 Mississippi State||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|No. 22 Ole Miss||4||–||4||8||–||4|
|No. 17 Arkansas||4||–||4||8||–||4|
|Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7|
Rankings from AP Poll
The team entered the season trying to build upon a 7–5 record from their 1998 season. The 1999 team had tremendous success. After a stunning last second loss to Louisiana Tech early in the year, they eventually finished with a 9–2 regular season record (7–1 in the SEC). This included defeating Auburn on the road for the first time ever. The team went on to the 1999 SEC Championship Game where they defeated Florida for the second time for the year. Alabama played Michigan in the 2000 Orange Bowl and suffered a 35–34 loss in overtime, due to a missed extra point. Alabama had beaten Florida during the regular season by a single point in overtime, also due to a missed extra point.
|September 4||11:30 a.m.||at Vanderbilt||No. 20||JPS||W 28–17||41,600|
|September 11||11:30 a.m.||Houston*||No. 21||JPS||W 37–10||80,110|
|September 18||4:00 p.m.||Louisiana Tech*||No. 18||PPV||L 28–29||80,312|
|September 25||2:30 p.m.||No. 14 Arkansas||CBS||W 35–28||83,818|
|October 2||2:30 p.m.||at No. 3 Florida||No. 21||CBS||W 40–39 OT||85,721|
|October 16||2:30 p.m.||at No. 22 Ole Miss||No. 11||CBS||W 30–24||52,122|
|October 23||2:30 p.m.||No. 5 Tennessee||No. 10||CBS||L 7–21||86,869|
|October 30||2:00 p.m.||No. 20 Southern Miss*||No. 14||PPV||W 35–14||83,818|
|November 6||11:30 a.m.||LSU||No. 12||JPS||W 23–17||83,818|
|November 13||2:30 p.m.||No. 8 Mississippi State||No. 11||CBS||W 19–7||83,818|
|November 20||6:30 p.m.||at Auburn||No. 8||ESPN||W 28–17||85,214|
|December 4||7:00 p.m.||vs. No. 5 Florida||No. 7||ABC||W 34–7||74,309|
|January 1, 2000||7:30 p.m.||vs. No. 8 Michigan*||No. 5||ABC||L 34–35 OT||70,461|
|1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster|
|#20 Crimson Tide||0||7||7||14||28|
Shaun Alexander scored the final two touchdowns in the 4th quarter to rally Alabama to a season opening road win over Vanderbilt.
|#21 Crimson Tide||10||7||6||14||37|
Alabama would go over 500 yards of offense for just the second time in the Mike Dubose era and win convincingly over Houston.
|#18 Crimson Tide||0||3||15||10||28|
Back-up quarterback Brian Stallworth would find Sean Cangelosi in the end zone with two seconds left to upset Alabama for the second time in three years.
Despite turning the football over six times, Alabama would manage to hold on and upset #14 Arkansas at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
|#21 Crimson Tide||3||10||6||14||7||40|
The Crimson Tide snapped No. 3 Florida's 30-game winning streak at The Swamp on Saturday when Chris Kemp got a second chance on an extra-point attempt in overtime and drilled it.
|#11 Crimson Tide||10||7||10||3||30|
Despite having a 27-7 lead midway through the third quarter, Alabama had to hold on late to beat Ole Miss.
|#10 Crimson Tide||0||7||0||0||7|
For the first time since 1930, the Third Saturday in October would be in Tuscaloosa. Despite having the largest crowd ever to watch a football game in the state of Alabama to date, The Crimson tide could not generate enough offense to beat Tennessee. This gave the Volunteers there fifth win in a row against Alabama.
|#20 Golden Eagles||0||7||0||7||14|
|#14 Crimson Tide||10||10||15||0||35|
Behind the Alabama defense who would hold Southern Miss to -13 yards rushing, Alabama would generate enough points with a pick six and a punt return to beat Southern Miss for the eight year in a row.
|#12 Crimson Tide||0||10||13||0||23|
The 1999 version of a Goal Line stand as Alabama would deny LSU quarterback Josh Booty of a potential game winning touchdown run by knocking him down six inches short of the end zone to win.
|#11 Crimson Tide||3||7||3||6||19|
With the help of three Mississippi State interceptions, Alabama would end their three game losing streak to Mississippi State and be one win away from winning the SEC West.
|#8 Crimson Tide||6||0||2||20||28|
Shaun Alexander scored all three of Alabama touchdowns in the forth quarter as the Crimson Tide rallied back for the second year in a row to beat Auburn. This would also be the first time Alabama won at Jordan-Hare Stadium. With the win, Alabama clinched the SEC West for the first time since 1996.
|#7 Crimson Tide||0||12||3||19||34|
Alabama used 34 unanswered points to beat Florida for the second time in 1999. This would be the Crimson Tide's first SEC Championship since 1992.
|#5 Crimson Tide||0||14||14||0||6||34|
Despite holding a 14 point lead in the third quarter, Alabama could not hold on and would lose in Overtime on a missed extra point by Ryan Pflugner.
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- "Alabama Beats Florida In the S.E.C. Title Game". The New York Times. December 5, 1999. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
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- "Michigan vs. Alabama". USA Today. January 1, 2000. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
- "2nd Point After Is the Difference". The New York Times. October 3, 1999. Retrieved September 24, 2008.