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1995 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
APNo. 21
1995 record8–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachGene Stallings (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith
Defensive coordinatorBill Oliver
CaptainShannon Brown
CaptainBrian Burgdorf
CaptainTony Johnson
CaptainJohn Walters
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 70,123)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#2/3 Florida x 8 0 0     12 1 0
#3/2 Tennessee 7 1 0     11 1 0
Georgia 3 5 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 1     4 6 1
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     2 9 0
Western Division
Arkansas x 6 2 0     8 5 0
#21 Alabama 5 3 0     8 3 0
#22/21 Auburn 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 3 1     7 4 1
Ole Miss 3 5 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     3 8 0
Championship: Florida 34, Arkansas 3
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama for the 1995–96 college football season, competing in the Western Division in the Southeastern Conference. The team played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Gene Stallings led the Crimson Tide to an 8–3 record. Due to NCAA sanctions, no bowl appearance was made.

The early-season victory over Southern Miss came in dramatic fashion, as Alabama completed a 36-yard pass on 4th down for a go-ahead touchdown with under 30 seconds left in the game. The three games Alabama lost were also particularly noteworthy. The game against Arkansas featured a last-minute 4th-and-goal touchdown pass by Arkansas, giving them the win; however, replays later showed the ball was clearly trapped. This call, along with a missed twelve-men-on-the-field penalty on Arkansas' final drive led to the suspension of the officiating crew the following week. The 41–14 blowout loss to Tennessee marked the Vols first win over the Tide since 1985, ending Alabama's 9-game unbeaten streak. The season-ending loss at Auburn also featured a questionable last-minute call regarding a pass. Alabama QB Freddie Kitchens had apparently hit Curtis Brown for a late go-ahead touchdown, but officials ruled Brown out of bounds.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.at VanderbiltNo. 11PPVW 33–2540,880
September 92:00 p.m.Southern Miss*No. 13PPVW 24–2083,091
September 1611:30 a.m.ArkansasNo. 13JPSL 19–2070,123
September 3011:00 a.m.at GeorgiaNo. 20ABCW 31–086,117
October 72:30 p.m.NC State*daggerNo. 16PPVW 27–1170,123
October 146:30 p.m.No. 6 TennesseeNo. 11ESPNL 14–4183,091
October 212:00 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 21W 23–944,312
October 282:30 p.m.North Texas*No. 18PPVW 38–1970,123
November 42:30 p.m.LSUNo. 16ABCW 10–370,123
November 1111:30 a.m.Mississippi StateNo. 16JPSW 14–970,123
November 184:30 p.m.at No. 21 AuburnNo. 17ESPNL 27–3185,214
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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