1978 Season

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1978 National Champions
Record: 11-1-1
Head Coach: Paul "Bear" Bryant
Assistant Coach: Sylvester Croom, Ken Donahue, Bobby Marks, Bill Oliver, Bryant Pool, Dee Powell, Jeff Rouzie, Jack Rutledge, George White, Perry Willis, Mike Marks.
Team Captains: Marty Lyons, Jeff Rutledge, Tony Nathan.

Selectors: AP, Football News, Football Writers, Helms, National Championship Foundation, National Football Foundation, Sagarin.

Consensus National Champions


Front Row: Holt, Umphrey, Chapman, Pugh, Jacobs, McElroy, Neal, Harris, Shealy, Rutgledge, K. Jones, Crumbley, Tucker, Legg. Second Row: Haney, Nathan, Perrin, J. Jones, Coleman, Sutton, Spencer, McNeil, Ikner, Bolton, Jackson, Allman, Turpin, Wingo, Haynes, Junior. Third Row: Ferguson, Ogilvie, Clements, Hill, Whitman, Braggs, Scott, DeNiro, Smith, Barnes, Husftetler, McCarty, Stephenson, Palmer, Boothe, Robbins. Fourth Row: Allison, Bunch, Boler, Cowell, Searcey, Brock, Sebastioan, McCombs, Hannah, Krauss, Aydelette, Faust, Clarke, Sanderson (trainer), Thomas, (Manager). Fifth Row: Vines, Mauro, Booker, Krout, Travis, Parker, Boyd, Lyles, Gilliand, Lyons, Hamilton, Inman, McGriff, Rumley, Theis, Lancaster.

Date Opponent Location Results Media
  Sat, Sep 02  Nebraska Birmingham 20 - 3 (W)
  Sat, Sep 16  Missouri at Columbia 38 - 20 (W)
  Sat, Sep 23  Southern Cal Birmingham 14 - 24 (L)
  Sat, Sep 30  Vanderbilt Tuscaloosa 51 - 28 (W)
  Sat, Oct 07  Washington at Seattle, WA 20 - 17 (W)
  Sat, Oct 14  Florida Tuscaloosa 23 - 12 (W)
  Sat, Oct 21  Tennessee at Knoxville, TN 30 - 17 (W)
  Sat, Oct 28  Virginia Tech Tuscaloosa 35 - 0 (W)
  Sat, Nov 04  Mississippi State Birmingham 35 - 14 (W)
  Sat, Nov 11  LSU Birmingham 31 - 10 (W)
  Sat, Dec 02  Auburn Birmingham 34 - 16 (W)
  Mon, Jan 01  Penn State at Sugar Bowl 14 - 7 (W)

* Conference Games

     
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