College Football Belt - 1986 Memphis State at Alabama
 

Memphis State

Tigers

Alabama

Crimson Tide ©

Played October 11, 1986

at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  

 

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

Memphis 0 0 1 0 .000         0 1 0 .000        
Alabama © 2 16 3 0 .842 8 2 0 .800 5 0 0 1.000 3 1 0 .750

 

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Memphis

0

0

0

0

0

Alabama

10

7

3

17

37

 

With an 0-4 record, the Memphis State Tigers of first-year coach Charlie Bailey were little match for the 2nd ranked, 5-0 Alabama Crimson Tide of coach Ray Perkins.  Alabama's All-SEC RB Bobby Humphrey rushed for 105 yards with 2 touchdowns & the Crimson Tide defense held the Tigers to 9 yards passing in a 37-0 Alabama victory.  After Memphis State fumbled on their opening drive, Alabama drove 71 yards in 9 plays with Humphrey scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run.  The Crimson Tide’s next drive resulted in a 32-yard field goal by All-SEC PK Van Tiffin giving Alabama a 10-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.  Humphrey capped a 10-play, 56-yard drive in the 2nd quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run for a 17-0 halftime edge.  Tiffin’s 40-yard field goal accounted for the only points of the 3rd quarter & the 4th quarter was all Alabama.  Crimson Tide's QB Mike Shula connected with WR Greg Richardson on a 43-yard touchdown pass, WR Clay Whitehurst ran for a 41-yard touchdown, & Tiffin hit a field goal from 22 yards to finish the scoring.  Shula finished with 176 yards passing with his touchdown while Richardson added 5 catches for 105 yards to his score.  Tigers' QB Tim Jones completed 4 of his 7 pass attempts but for just 9 yards with an interception in the loss.  Alabama finished the season 10-3; ranked 9th nationally while the Tigers finished 1-10.  Memphis State has not played for The Belt again.

 

Memphis State Game Stats Alabama Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Wayne Pryor 12 52 0 4.33 Bobby Humphrey 16 105 2 6.56
James White 10 25 0 2.50 Clay Whitehurst 1 41 1 41.00
Sammy Seals 1 15 0 15.00 Kerry Goode 5 31 0 6.20
Jeff Womack 5 11 0 2.20 John Cassimus 7 30 0 4.29
Tim Jones 12 10 0 0.83 Bo Wright 4 21 0 5.25
Bill Moody 2 6 0 3.00 Murry Hill 6 18 0 3.00
John Norman 1 2 0 2.00 Mike Shula 4 12 0 3.00
Tracy Holmes 1 1 0 1.00 Carlos Robinson 2 10 0 5.00
Gerald White 2 0 0 0.00 David Smith 3 5 0 1.67
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Tim Jones 7 4 1 9 0 Mike Shula 24 13 1 176 1
            David Smith 2 1 0 21 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Jeff Womack 1 14 0 14.00 Greg Richardson 5 105 1 21.00
Ray Craft 1 6 0 6.00 Bobby Humphrey 2 25 0 12.50
Tracy Holmes 1 -1 0 -1.00 Clay Whitehurst 1 21 0 21.00
Gerald White 1 -10 0 -10.00 Kerry Goode 1 14 0 14.00
          Al Bell 2 14 0 7.00
          Howard Cross 1 9 0 9.00
          Bo Wright 1 7 0 7.00
          Murry Hill 1 2 0 2.00

 

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