College Football Belt - 1986 Alabama at Tennessee
 

Alabama

Crimson Tide ©

Tennessee

Volunteers

Played October 18, 1986

at Neyland Stadium

Knoxville, Tennessee

  

 

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 17 3 0 .850 9 2 0 .818 5 0 0 1.000 3 1 0 .750
Tennessee 1 6 3 2 .636 4 1 1 .750 0 2 1 .167 2 0 0 1.000

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

10/15/1977

Tennessee

10

Alabama ©

24

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Alabama

21

21

7

7

56

Tennessee

7

7

7

7

28

 

The 2nd ranked, 6-0 Alabama Crimson Tide of coach Ray Perkins traveled to Knoxville to meet the 2-3 Tennessee Volunteers of coach Johnny Majors.  Although Tennessee had defeated Alabama 4 straight times, this was a very inexperienced Volunteers' team that had lost the previous week to Army.  The Crimson Tide's All-SEC RB Bobby Humphrey ran for 3 touchdowns while QB Mike Shula threw for 2 touchdowns & rushed for another to lead a 56-28 rout of the young Volunteers.  Alabama took a 21-0 lead just 10 minutes into the 1st quarter with RB Bo Wright scoring on a 13-yard touchdown run, Shula connecting with WR Clay Whitehurst on a 34-yard touchdown pass, & Shula scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run.  Late in the 1st quarter, Tennessee got a 2-yard touchdown run from RB Keith Davis to break the Crimson Tide's run & QB Jeff Francis hit WR Anthony Miller for a 70-yard touchdown early in the 2nd quarter.  Alabama effectively put the game away with three more touchdowns giving the Crimson Tide 6 touchdowns on their first 7 drives.  Alabama put together touchdown drives of 74, 62 & 48 yards in the 2nd quarter with RB Gene Jelks finishing the first drive with a 4-yard touchdown run.  Humphrey’s first touchdown of the game capped the second drive & Shula threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to TE Angelo Stafford giving the Crimson Tide a 42-14 halftime edge.  The touchdown pass to Stafford helped Shula set the Alabama school-record for touchdowns passes in a career at 32.  The Volunteers got an 11-yard touchdown pass from Francis to WR Terence Cleveland in the 3rd quarter before Humphrey scored on a 1-yard run in the 3rd quarter & a 7-yard run in the 4th quarter.  Tennessee finished the scoring in the final quarter with a 6-yard touchdown pass from QB Moses Collins threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Cleveland.  Shula finished with just 78 yards passing with a touchdown while Humphrey rushed for 217 yards with his 3 touchdowns & the Crimson Tide combined for 457 yards rushing while holding the Volunteers to just 68 yards rushing.  Francis threw for 309 yards with 2 touchdowns but an interception while Miller had 6 catches for 159 yards with a touchdown.  Alabama finished the season 10-3; ranked 9th nationally while the Volunteers finished 7-5.  Tennessee would play for The Belt again in 1998.

 

Alabama Game Stats Tennessee Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Bobby Humphrey 27 217 3 8.04 Vando Davis 9 52 0 5.78
Gene Jelks 14 89 1 6.36 Charles Wilson 4 20 0 5.00
Bo Wright 13 83 1 6.38 Keith Davis 1 2 1 2.00
Al Bell 2 24 0 12.00          
Mike Shula 4 21 1 5.25          
David Casteal 5 17 0 3.40          
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Mike Shula 6 3 0 78 2 Jeff Francis 30 23 1 309 2
            Moses Collins 3 3 0 21 1
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Clay Whitehurst 1 34 1 34.00 Anthony Miller 6 159 1 26.50
Angelo Stafford 1 31 1 31.00 Tim Hendrix 4 54 0 13.50
          Keith Davis 7 41 0 5.86
          Terence Cleveland 4 31 2 7.75
          Joey Clinkscales 2 23 0 11.50

 

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