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
Record1–3, 8 wins forfeited, 1 tie forfeited (0–2 SEC, 5 wins forfeited, 1 tie forfeited)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMal Moore
Defensive coordinatorBill Oliver (1st season)
Captains
  • Chris Anderson
  • Lemanski Hall
  • Antonio Langham
  • Tobie Sheils
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
Legion Field
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 5 Florida x$ 7 1 0 11 2 0
No. 12 Tennessee* x 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
No. 4 Auburn 8 0 0 11 0 0
No. 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
  • † – Ineligible for the postseason due to NCAA probation.
    * – Alabama later forfeited all regular-season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations, giving an official record of 1–12 overall and 0–8 SEC. The forfeit of the tie retroactively gave Tennessee a share of the East title.
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

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 44:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 2PPVW 31–17 (forfeit)83,091[4]
September 1111:30 a.m.at VanderbiltNo. 2JPSW 17–6 (forfeit)41,000[5]
September 1811:30 a.m.ArkansasNo. 2JPSW 43–3 (forfeit)70,123[6]
September 252:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech*No. 2
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL
PPVW 56–3 (forfeit)83,091[7]
October 26:30 p.m.at South CarolinaNo. 2ESPNW 17–6 (forfeit)74,718[8]
October 162:30 p.m.No. 10 TennesseeNo. 2
ABCT 17–17 (forfeit)83,091[9]
October 232:30 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 4ABCW 19–14 (forfeit)43,500[10]
October 302:30 p.m.Southern Miss*daggerNo. 5
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
PPVW 40–0 (forfeit)70,123[11]
November 611:30 a.m.LSUNo. 5
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
JPSL 13–1770,123[12]
November 132:30 p.m.Mississippi StateNo. 12
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
ABCW 36–25 (forfeit)70,123[13]
November 201:00 p.m.at No. 6 AuburnNo. 11L 14–2285,214[14]
December 42:30 p.m.vs. No. 9 FloridaNo. 16
ABCL 13–2876,345[15]
December 31, 19936:00 p.m.vs. No. 12 North Carolina*No. 18TBSW 24–1067,205[16]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Roster

1993 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Jay Barker Jr
RB 2 David Palmer Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 11 Lemanski Hall Sr
DB 43 Antonio Langham Jr
DB Mickey Conn Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Regular season statistics

Team

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

Scoring

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

Time of possession

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

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

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  5. ^ "Crimson Tide keeps rollin'". The Tennessean. September 12, 1993. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Bama butchers Hogs, 43–3". The Montgomery Advertiser. September 19, 1993. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
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  10. ^ "Bama plays Palm(er) ball". The Clarion-Ledger. October 24, 1993. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Tide drown USM, 40–0". Hattiesburg American. October 31, 1993. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
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  13. ^ "Tide controls MSU in 36–25 victory". The Selma Times-Journal. November 14, 1993. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Tigers 'Nix' Bama". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 21, 1993. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
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