Harris scores 5 TDs, No. 1 Bama escapes No. 11 Florida 52-46
11 Florida in a 52-46 shootout for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday night. “The resiliency this team has shown this season to win 11 games is pretty phenomenal.”After trailing 35-17 at halftime, Florida (8-3, No. The Alabama senior also knocked off a couple of school records, setting new standards for career rushing TDs (44) and overall TDs (54). Florida: The Gators might’ve pulled off the upset if not for some crucial mistakes in the first half. But Florida also had two silly penalties on apparent third-down stops, extending a pair of drives that turned into touchdowns.
Former Alabama, NY Giants coach Ray Perkins dies at 79
FILE - University of Alabama head coach Ray Perkins explains techniques to his quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this March 23, 1983, file photo. (AP Photo/File)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ray Perkins, who replaced Hall of Famer Bear Bryant as Alabama’s football coach and started the transition with the New York Giants that led to two Super Bowl titles, died Wednesday in Tuscaloosa. An All-American receiver at Alabama in 1966, Perkins played professionally for the Baltimore Colts from 1967-71. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of coach Perkins,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. In 1981, Perkins led the team to its first postseason berth since 1963.