1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football
SEC West Division champion
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 24–10 vs. North Carolina
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 14
1993 record1–12, 9 wins forfeited (0–8 SEC, 5 wins forfeited)
Head coachGene Stallings (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorMal Moore
Defensive coordinatorBill Oliver
CaptainChris Anderson
CaptainLemanski Hall
CaptainAntonio Langham
CaptainTobie Sheils
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
Legion Field
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#5 Florida x 7 1 0     11 2 0
#12 Tennessee 6 1 1     9 2 1
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 6 0
Georgia 2 6 0     5 6 0
South Carolina 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     4 7 0
Western Division
#4 Auburn 8 0 0     11 0 0
#14 Alabama x 5 2 1     9 3 1
Arkansas 3 4 1     5 5 1
LSU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 1     3 6 2
Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Auburn had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation. Alabama later forfeited all 1993 regular season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama for the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season, competing in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. The team was led by head coach Gene Stallings, who was in his fourth season at the position.

Alabama entered the season as the defending national champion, following their victory in the 1993 Sugar Bowl, and ranked #2 in the AP Poll, behind Florida State.[1]

Alabama won the first five games of the season, extending their winning streak to 28 games, matching the longest win streak in school history. The streak ended with a 17–17 tie against Tennessee. The unbeaten streak continued to 31 games before Alabama fell to LSU, 17–13.

Alabama finished second in the SEC West in 1993, but played in the SEC Championship Game as Auburn was prohibited from post-season play because of NCAA violations. In the SEC Championship Game, Alabama lost 28–13 to the Florida Gators at Legion Field. Alabama received an invitation to the Gator Bowl versus North Carolina, winning 24–10 and finishing with a 9–3–1 record.

In 1995, the NCAA found Antonio Langham guilty of receiving improper benefits after signing with an agent following the 1992 season, forcing Alabama to forfeit all games in which Langham competed.[2] Officially, Alabama finished the season with a 1–12 record, only winning their bowl game.[3]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 44:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 2PPVW 31–17 (Forfeit)83,091
September 1111:30 a.m.at VanderbiltNo. 2JPSW 17–6 (Forfeit)41,000
September 1811:30 a.m.ArkansasNo. 2JPSW 43–3 (Forfeit)70,123
September 252:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech*No. 2PPVW 56–3 (Forfeit)83,091
October 26:30 p.m.at South CarolinaNo. 2ESPNW 17–6 (Forfeit)74,718
October 162:30 p.m.No. 10 TennesseeNo. 2ABCT 17–17 (Forfeit)83,091
October 232:30 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 4ABCW 19–14 (Forfeit)43,500
October 302:30 p.m.Southern Miss*daggerNo. 5PPVW 40–0 (Forfeit)70,123
November 611:30 a.m.LSUNo. 5JPSL 13–1770,123
November 132:30 p.m.Mississippi StateNo. 12ABCW 36–25 (Forfeit)70,123
November 201:00 p.m.at No. 6 AuburnNo. 11L 14–2285,214
December 42:30 p.m.vs. No. 9 FloridaNo. 16ABCL 13–2876,345
December 316:00 p.m.vs. No. 12 North Carolina*No. 18TBSW 24–1067,205
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Regular season statistics[edit | edit source]

Team[edit | edit source]

Statistics Alabama Opponents
Scoring 316 158
Average 26.3 13.2
Total Offense 4,688 3,104
Passing 2,569 1,539
Rushing 2,119 1,565
Touchdowns 36 19
Passing 13 9
Rushing 20 10
Returns 3 0
Turnovers 42 39
Fumbles–Lost 26–10 17–7
Int–Yards 22–213 16–167

Quarter-by-quarter statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 67 125 55 69 316
Opponents 38 31 34 55 158

Time of possession[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 96:12 87:39 96:38 102:38 382:07
Opponents 83:48 92:21 83:22 77:22 337:53

Passing[edit | edit source]

Name Games Cmp–Att Pct Yards TD INT Long
Jay Barker 9 98–171 .573 1,525 4 7 59
Brian Burgdorf 9 48–84 .571 533 4 3 60
David Palmer 12 15–30 .500 260 2 3 54
Freddie Kitchens 7 7–14 .500 188 2 3 77
Sherman Williams 11 1–1 1.000 63 1 0 63
Total 12 169–300 .563 2,569 13 16 77

References[edit | edit source]

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