College Football Belt - 1986 Vanderbilt at Alabama
 

Vanderbilt

Commodores

Alabama

Crimson Tide ©

Played September 6, 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

Vanderbilt 0 0 1 1 .250 0 0 1 .500 0 1 0 .000        
Alabama © 2 12 3 0 .800 5 2 0 .714 4 0 0 1.000 3 1 0 .750

 

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Vanderbilt

0

0

3

7

10

Alabama

3

11

14

14

42

 

The Vanderbilt Commodores opened their season with new coach Watson Brown against the 5th ranked, 1-0 Alabama Crimson Tide of coach Ray Perkins.  Alabama's All-SEC RB Bobby Humphrey scored 2 touchdowns & RB Gene Jelks ran 75 yards for another score as the Crimson Tide coasted to a 42-10 victory to retain The Belt.  Alabama's All-SEC PK Van Tiffin connected on a 48-yard field goal attempt for the only points of the 1st quarter & his 24-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter gave the Crimson Tide a 6-0 lead.  Humphrey’s first touchdown came on a 2-yard run &, with the successful 2-point conversion; Alabama had a 14-0 halftime lead.  Jelks touchdown run came in the 3rd quarter before Crimson Tide's LB Derrick Thomas returned a blocked punt 44 yards for another touchdown giving Alabama a 28-0 lead.  The Commodores got a 42-yard field goal from PK Joe Herline but Vanderbilt stilled trailed 28-3 entering the 4th quarter.  Humphrey’s 30-yard touchdown run gave the Crimson Tide a 35-3 lead early in the final quarter before Vanderbilt's QB Mark Wracher threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to WR Everett Crawford.  Alabama finished the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run by WR Marco Battle.  Alabama's QB Mike Shula threw for 102 yards while Jelks rushed for 116 yards with his touchdown.  Wracher threw for 290 yards with a touchdown but an interception in the loss.  Alabama finished the season 10-3; ranked 9th nationally while the Commodores finished 1-10.  Vanderbilt would play for The Belt again in 2007.

 

 

Vanderbilt Game Stats Alabama Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Carl Woods 14 92 0 6.57 Gene Jelks 11 116 1 10.55
Everett Crawford 4 27 0 6.75 Bobby Humphrey 9 72 2 8.00
William Rolfe 5 21 0 4.20 David Casteal 5 19 0 3.80
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Mark Wracher 43 29 1 290 1 Mike Shula 14 8 0 102 0
            David Smith 1 1 0 54 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Boo Mitchell 6 70 0 11.67 Greg Payne 2 65 0 32.50
Thomas Fitz 3 37 0 12.33 Al Bell 3 23 0 7.67
Everett Crawford 7 36 1 5.14 Kerry Goode 2 11 0 5.50
Carl Parker 6 30 0 5.00          
Thomas Gray 2 9 0 4.50          

 

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