College Football Belt - 1986 Alabama at Florida
 

Alabama

Crimson Tide

Florida

Gators

Played September 20, 1986

at Florida Field

Gainesville, Florida

  

 

Teams' Belt Records

 

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

Alabama 2 14 3 0 .824 7 2 0 .778 4 0 0 1.000 3 1 0 .750
Florida 1 2 2 0 .500 1 1 0 .500 1 1 0 .500        

 

                         Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Alabama

0

0

14

7

21

Florida

7

0

0

0

7

 

The 4th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide & coach Ray Perkins at 3-0 traveled to Gainesville to meet the 13th ranked, 1-1 Florida Gators of coach Galen Hall.  Alabama's All-SEC RB Bobby Humphrey scored 2 touchdowns in the 2nd half & the Crimson Tide defense, led by All-American LB Cornelius Bennett, held Florida to just 42 yards rushing as Alabama retained The Belt with a 21-7 victory over the Gators.  Both defenses dominated the 1st half with the only score coming in the 1st quarter when Florida's RB Wayne Williams scored on a 1-yard touchdown run giving the Gators a 7-0 lead they held through the intermission.  The Crimson Tide opened the 2nd half with a touchdown drive capped by a 10-yard pass from QB Mike Shula to Humphrey to tie the game at 7-7.  Alabama used a punishing 15-play, 91-yard drive that included only 1 pass play to take the lead.  The pass play was a critical 12-yard completion from Shula to RB Kerry Goode as the Crimson Tide faced a third down & six from the Florida 34-yard line.  Alabama's RB David Casteal finished the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run giving the Crimson Tide a 14-7 lead in the 3rd quarter.  Late in the final quarter, Casteal broke a 31-yard run to the Florida 17-yard line & Humphrey finished that drive with a 1-yard touchdown run giving Alabama a 21-7 lead with three minutes left.  Shula finished with 118 yard passing with a touchdown but 2 interceptions while Humphrey had 114 yards rushing with his 2 touchdowns.  Florida's QB Kerwin Bell threw for 235 yards with an interception & was sacked 3 times by the Alabama defense in the loss.  Alabama finished the season 10-3; ranked 9th nationally while the Gators finished 6-5.  Florida would play for The Belt again in 1987.

 

Alabama Game Stats Florida Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Bobby Humphrey 24 114 1 4.75 Octavius Gould 11 29 0 2.64
David Casteal 10 75 1 7.50 Wayne Williams 7 23 1 3.29
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Mike Shula 16 11 2 118 1 Kerwin Bell 36 22 1 235 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Greg Richardson 3 46 0 15.33 Ricky Nattiel 3 60 0 20.00
Angelo Stafford 2 24 0 12.00 Octavius Gould 5 49 0 9.80
Bobby Humphrey 2 9 1 4.50 Bret Wiechmann 3 41 0 13.67
          Wayne Williams 4 40 0 10.00
          Anthony Williams 6 31 0 5.17

 

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