1994 Alabama Crimson Tide football
SEC Western Division champion
Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 5
1994 record12–1 (8–0 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith
Defensive coordinatorBill Oliver (2nd season)
Captains
  • Jay Barker
  • Tarrant Lynch
  • Tommy Johnson
  • Sam Shade
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 70,123)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 7 Florida x$ 7 1 0 10 2 1
No. 22 Tennessee 5 3 0 8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0 7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1 6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0 5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0 1 10 0
Western Division
No. 5 Alabama x 8 0 0 12 1 0
No. 9 Auburn 6 1 1 9 1 1
No. 24 Mississippi State 5 3 0 8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0 4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0 4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0 4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama for the 1994–95 college football season, competing in the Western Division in the Southeastern Conference. Gene Stallings led the Crimson Tide to a perfect 11–0 regular season, only to see the Crimson Tide lose to the Florida Gators by one point in the SEC Championship Game. Highlights include a win over then unbeaten Auburn, and a dramatic victory over Georgia which is rebroadcast occasionally as part of the ESPN "Classic" series. Alabama beat Ohio State in the 1995 Florida Citrus Bowl to finish their 1994 season with a 12–1 record.

The team played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 34:00 p.m.Chattanooga*No. 11PPVW 42–1382,109[1]
September 1011:30 a.m.VanderbiltNo. 11JPSW 17–770,123[2]
September 172:30 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 12ABCW 13–652,089[3]
September 242:30 p.m.Tulane*No. 11
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL
PPVW 20–1081,421[4]
October 16:30 p.m.GeorgiaNo. 11
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
ESPNW 29–2870,123[5]
October 82:30 p.m.Southern Miss*daggerNo. 11PPVW 14–670,123[6]
October 155:30 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 10ESPNW 17–1396,856[7]
October 222:30 p.m.Ole MissNo. 8
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
ABCW 21–1070,123[8]
November 56:30 p.m.at LSUNo. 6ESPNW 35–1775,453[9]
November 122:30 p.m.at No. 20 Mississippi StateNo. 6ABCW 29–2541,358[10]
November 192:30 p.m.No. 6 AuburnNo. 4ABCW 21–1483,091[11]
December 32:30 p.m.vs. No. 6 FloridaNo. 3ABCL 23–2474,751[12]
January 2, 19951:00 p.m.vs. No. 13 Ohio State*No. 6ABCW 24–1771,195[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster

1994 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Jay Barker Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB Mickey Conn Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Starters

Players who started at their respective position in the 1994 season.

Defensive Starters
FS
Willie Gaston
Eric Turner
WLB MLB SLB
Ralph Staten John Walters Pickett
Dwayne Rudd Michael Rogers Andre Royal
SS
Sam Shade
Cedric Samuel
CB
Tommy Johnson
Brad Ford
DE DT DT DE
Dameian Jeffries Shannon Brown Parker K. Moore
Bodden Burton Powell Blackburn
CB
Cedric Samuel
Deshea Townsend
Offensive Starters
WR
Curtis Brown
Chad Key
LT LG C RG RT
Harville Belser Jon Stevenson Will Friend McNeal
Causey Stevenson
TE
Patrick Hape
Tony Johnson
WR
Toderick Malone
West
QB
Jay Barker
FB
Lynch
RB
Sherman Williams
Dennis Riddle

Rankings

Main article: 1994 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 12 (1) 11 (1) 11 (1) 12 (1) 11 11 11 10 8 8 6 6 4 3 (1) 3 (1) 6 5 
Coaches 10 10 11 10 9 9 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 6 4

Game summaries

vs. Ohio State (Citrus Bowl)

Main article: 1995 Citrus Bowl

See also: 1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football team


References

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  2. ^ "Tide slides by on Commodore errors". The Tennessean. September 11, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Sherman saves Tide again, 13–6". The Montgomery Advertiser. September 18, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Wave scares Bama". Daily World. September 25, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Dogs can't hold back Tide". The Atlanta Constitution. October 2, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Alabama survives USM scare". Hattiesburg American. October 9, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vols stall against Tide again". The Tennessean. October 16, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Alabama storms past Ole Miss". Enterprise-Journal. October 23, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "LSU self-destructs in loss to Alabama". The Shreveport Times. November 6, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "No joy in Starkville". The Clarion-Ledger. November 13, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Tide gets measure of revenge". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 20, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "SEC-ond chance". The Tampa Tribune. December 4, 1994. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Alabama's one-man show beats Buckeyes". The Cincinnati Enquirer. January 3, 1995. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "1994 Alabama football archives". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 20, 2021.