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1986 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 28–6 vs. Washington
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
1986 record10–3 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachRay Perkins (4th season)
CaptainMike Shula
CaptainCornelius Bennett
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 60,210)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 75,808)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/11 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
#6/8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
#9/9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1986 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 94th overall and 53rd season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ray Perkins, in his fourth year, and played their home games at both Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and three losses (10–3 overall, 4–2 in the SEC) and with a victory in the Sun Bowl over Washington.

After opening the season with a victory over Ohio State in the Kickoff Classic, the Crimson Tide would win their first 7 games and eventually rise to as high as #2 in the rankings but lost to eventual national champion Penn State[1] and lost out on an SEC championship after losses to LSU[2] and Auburn.[3] Highlights of the season included their first ever victory over Notre Dame and a 56–28 victory over Tennessee that snapped a four-game losing streak to the Vols.[4]

After the season, Ray Perkins resigned on December 31, to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 277:00 p.m.vs. No. 9 Ohio State*No. 5RaycomW 16–1068,296
September 611:30 a.m.VanderbiltNo. 5WTBSW 42–1058,168
September 131:30 p.m.Southern Miss*No. 4W 31–1773,687
September 2012:30 p.m.at No. 13 FloridaNo. 4W 21–774,685
October 42:30 p.m.Notre Dame*No. 2ABCW 28–1075,808
October 111:30 p.m.Memphis State*daggerNo. 2W 37–060,210
October 182:30 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 2ABCW 56–2895,116
October 252:30 p.m.No. 6 Penn State*No. 2ABCL 3–2360,210
November 111:30 a.m.at No. 19 Mississippi StateNo. 8WTBSW 38–342,700
November 86:45 p.m.No. 18 LSUNo. 6ESPNL 10–1475,808
November 151:30 p.m.Temple*No. 11W 24–1460,210
November 292:30 p.m.vs. No. 14 AuburnNo. 7ABCL 17–2175,808
December 251:30 p.m.vs. No. 12 Washington*No. 13CBSW 28–648,722
Source: Rolltide.com All-time Football Results: 1986 Season[6]





Season summaryEdit

Ohio StateEdit

VanderbiltEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Vanderbilt 0 0 3 7 10
• Alabama 3 11 14 14 42


Southern MississippiEdit

FloridaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Alabama 0 0 14 7 21
Florida 7 0 0 0 7


Notre DameEdit

Memphis StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Memphis St 0 0 0 0 0
• Alabama 10 7 3 17 37
  • Date: October 11
  • Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • Game attendance: 60,210

Homecoming


TennesseeEdit

Penn StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Penn St 0 14 3 6 23
Alabama 3 0 0 0 3
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • Game attendance: 60,210


Mississippi StateEdit

LSUEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• LSU 0 14 0 0 14
Alabama 7 0 3 0 10
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Legion Field
  • Game attendance: 75,808


TempleEdit

AuburnEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Auburn 0 7 0 14 21
Alabama 7 7 3 0 17
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Legion Field
  • Game attendance: 75,808


Sun BowlEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Specific

  1. Looney, Douglas S. (November 3, 1986). "A midseason run for respect". Sports Illustrated (SI.com). http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1065417/1/index.htm. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  2. 1986 Game Recaps, Game No. 10
  3. 1986 Game Recaps, Game No. 12
  4. Maisel, Ivan (October 27, 1986). "Vol-in tears". Sports Illustrated (SI.com). http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1065390/1/index.htm. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  5. Wheat, Jack (December 31, 1986). "Perkins takes Tampa Bay coaching job". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News): p. 1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xzQdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=haUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6326%2C10034562. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  6. "All-time Football Results: 1986 Season". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/63dbQSj7C?url=http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/m-footbl-results-archive.html. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
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