Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1978 B.C. (Before Cupcakes)

On its way to a share of the national title, the 1978 Alabama team played the following nonconference schedule (final records in parentheses): Nebraska (9-3), Missouri (8-4), Southern Cal (12-1), Washington (7-4) and Virginia Tech (4-7). 'Bama then went and beat top-ranked Penn State in the Sugar Bowl. The Tide's only loss was to Southern Cal, which was voted No. 1 in the final UPI poll. -- RTR


Anonymous said...

Interesting. And now The Evil Empire is playing Florida International and we're playing Furman. A shame.