College Football Belt - 1986 Southern Miss at Alabama
 
 

Southern Miss

Golden Eagles

Alabama

Crimson Tide ©

Played September 13, 1986

at Legion Field

Birmingham, 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

Southern Miss 0                                
Alabama © 2 13 3 0 .813 6 2 0 .750 4 0 0 1.000 3 1 0 .750

 

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Miss

7

3

0

7

17

Alabama

7

7

10

7

31

 

Coach Ray Perkinsí 4th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide were 2-0 as they hosted the 1-0 Southern Miss Golden Eagles coached by Jim Carmody.   Alabama's QB David Shula threw 2 touchdown passes to WR Greg Richardson & the Crimson Tide rushed for 316 yards as Alabama retained The Belt with a 31-17 victory over the Golden Eagles.  Southern Miss took the lead In the 1st quarter when All-South LB Onesimus Henry intercepted Shula & returned it 54 yards for a touchdown giving the Golden Eagles a 7-0 lead.  The Crimson Tide tied the game at 7-7 late in the 1st quarter when All-SEC RB Bobby Humphrey scored on a 4-yard touchdown run.  In the 2nd quarter, Southern Miss' PK Rex Banks hit a 27-yard field goal giving the Golden Eagles a 10-7 lead.  Shula connected with Richardson on a 6-yard touchdown pass as the Crimson Tide took a 14-10 lead to intermission.  The 3rd quarter decided the game as Alabama got a 23-yard field goal from All-SEC PK Van Tiffin & a 5-yard touchdown run from Gene Jelks while the Crimson Tide defense shutdown the Southern Miss offense.  Shula & Richardson combined on a 31-yard touchdown pass early in the 4th quarter giving Alabama a 31-10 lead.  The Golden Eagles got the final points of the game when QB Andy Anderson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to WR Chris McGee.  Shula finished with 199 yards passing with 2 touchdowns but 2 interceptions.  Anderson threw for 100 yards with a touchdown but an interception in the loss.  Alabama finished the season 10-3; ranked 9th nationally while the Golden Eagles finished 6-5.  Southern Miss would play for The Belt again in 1989.

 

Southern Miss Game Stats Alabama Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Vincent Alexander 15 55 0 3.67 Kerry Goode 11 72 0 6.55
Andy Anderson 17 20 0 1.18 Bobby Humphrey 15 62 1 4.13
Randolph Brown 4 15 0 3.75 Gene Jelks 6 59 1 9.83
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Andy Anderson 14 8 1 100 1 Mike Shula 28 17 2 199 2
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Lyneal Alston 3 62 0 20.67 Greg Richardson 3 57 2 19.00
Chris McGee 3 23 1 7.67 Al Bell 4 49 0 12.25
Preston Hansford 2 15 0 7.50 Greg Payne 2 32 0 16.00
          Bo Wright 2 23 0 11.50
          Bobby Humphrey 2 12 0 6.00
          Kerry Goode 2 10 0 5.00

 

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