2008 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule

Final Record: 12-2, 8-0 (SEC)
Date   Opponent Result Tickets
Aug. 30
Tigers Clemson Tigers
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Won 34-10
Sep. 6
Green Wave Tulane Green Wave
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Won 20-6
Sep. 13
Hilltoppers Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Won 41-7
Sep. 20
Razorbacks at Arkansas Razorbacks
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
Won 49-14
Sep. 27
Bulldogs at Georgia Bulldogs
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Won 41-30
Oct. 4
Wildcats Kentucky Wildcats
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Won 17-14
Oct. 11
Open Date
Oct. 18
Rebels Ole Miss Rebels
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Won 24-20
Oct. 25
Volunteers at Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Won 29-9
Nov. 1
Indians Arkansas State Red Wolves
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Won 35-0
Nov. 8
Tigers at LSU Tigers
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
Won 27-21
Nov. 15
Bulldogs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Won 32-7
Nov. 22
Open Date
Nov. 29
Tigers Auburn Tigers
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Won 36-0
2008 SEC Championship Game
Dec. 6
Gators Florida Gators
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Lost 31-20
2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl
Jan. 2
Utes Utah Utes
Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Lost 31-17

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    1. Day
      September 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Actually, it is nice to see Bama add S.Miss back onto the schedule, they used to play all the time.

    2. RangerRick
      September 21, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Wasn’t Navy previously scheduled to play at Sou Miss in 2019?

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    2017 SEC Football Schedule Announced

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    1. gator HATER!
      September 13, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      3 straight SEC West road games for Auburn…@ LSU, @ Arkansas & @Texas A&M. That’s harsh

    2. Gary Fisher
      September 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

      I would guess CBS starts out 2017 in either Atlanta or Arlington but ESPN sure would love both of them

    3. Dominique
      September 28, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I hope abc takes florida vs Michigan

    4. MIKE
      October 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Sissy Tennessee playing MORE sissy schools. WHAT A HOOT.

    5. Mark Blackston
      October 10, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Probably ought to put an asterisk by the Florida/LSU game – “if played”.

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    1. Rick
      May 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Yeah what a waste of time playing the citadel

      • lost in Va.
        May 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Citadel could beat Arkansas State…..

      • Jason cline
        May 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

        We need your $ to help our title 9 sports..

        We have zero chance of keeping it close but we have beaten Arkansas and USC
        2 of the last 3 times we have played them.

    2. Hokie Mark
      May 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      The defending national champions have no business playing an FCS team from another state. Either support a local team or play an extra G5 team! This is indefensible.

      • Day
        May 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        I can agree with this. I would rather see Bama play Bama St/A&M, Jville St or Samford then play an out state team but I doubt that will ever happen. Would not mind if Bama would play Troy, USA or may be UAB in the future too.

    3. Ed
      May 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      This is why we need a weak team to play. Do you realize we have to play Iron Bowl a week after? Give those kids a break..

    4. Dave
      May 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      The only reason they are playing The Citadel is because Bemidji St. was unable to clear their schedule that week.

    5. Jinzo_2400
      May 3, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      There goes that dream match up against Idaho!!

    6. Cobra
      May 4, 2016 at 11:12 am

      SEC haters, we have to schedule cupcakes to keep having the most players drafted by the NFL (51) this year and so we can win more national Championships.
      Now tell us how your teams and their conferences do it!!!!!

      • GEG
        May 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm

        You do realize that ESPN forgot to mention that most of those picks came after the 3 round?
        The best players got selected in the beginning and 80% of them wasn’t from the SEC.
        How about the SEC fans root for their own team and stop riding off other teams success.

    7. Title IX
      May 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

      More complaints of cupcakes, blah, blah, blah. Where are these SEC haters when strength of schedules are announced? Even with FCS cupcakes, the top SEC schools are still in the top 25% of of SOS. Every year.

      • Hokie Mark
        May 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        No problem with scheduling a cupcake. Big problem with refusing to help local athletic departments pay their bills. ‘Bama needs to play an in-state FCS or G5 team instead.

      • Tully
        May 4, 2016 at 8:55 pm

        As the Big 10 and Big 12 go to the schedules in which they are playing 10 games with P5 teams, almost all of the PAC 12 does already, it is my hope the CFB playoff committee will take note. In 2016 only 25 teams will play 9 or less P5 games in the regular season. The SEC has 13 of those 25 teams. The ACC has 8 of those teams, and ND is one of those teams. Oh yes Baylor is one of those teams. Congratulations SEC…you have become Baylorized.

        In 2017 those numbers of teams playing 9 regular season games goes down a few more…

        Like I said I hope people make it an issue the CFP has to take into consideration. The 9 game regular season with P5 teams amounts to an extra bye week.

    8. Day
      May 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      “This is a fantastic opportunity for our program,” The Citadel head coach Brent Thompson said. “These games are important for many reasons, and they allow us to provide our cadet-athletes with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I’m excited that our team will have the experience of playing in front of more than 100,000 fans against one of the premier teams in college football.”
      This comment from Brent Thompson is what college football is all about.

    9. Tully
      May 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Bama should call Baylor and see if they can get help Bama schedule Incarnate World.

    10. Rick
      May 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      That’s incarnate word you fool

    11. Cobra
      May 9, 2016 at 9:48 am

      GEG you still did not tell who your team is and their conference. How many players were drafted from your conference?

    12. Citadel '81
      May 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

      ‘Bama FB players wouldn’t even be able to make through “hell week” at The Citadel, much less graduate and get a degree!

      • RTR '90
        September 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm

        Sir, that is ugly and unkind. I am a Bama alumna with a son at the Citadel and love both schools. I beg to differ — a team doesn’t win National Championships by being undiciplined or weak or not displaying honor and integrity. Alabama recruits more National Merit Scholars than Harvard. It is hardly chump change. I expect comments like this from alumni of USC, not The Citadel. Make your mama proud, son.

    13. Roll tide
      June 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      They hate bama cause they can’t beat bama that’s all it is , sorry but got to find another place for the new collage football trophy

    14. Loulou
      October 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Is football all you men have on your mind? While Bama is a powerhouse they make play mistakes just like every other team out there.. I live in T- town but Auburn is the team of my heart. Sometimes they suck sometimes not but I am faithful and I give credit where credit is due as far as other teams in the SEC go. An awesome play is just that. You can have a great coach but it’s the team as a whole that makes those plays. I’m my experience if Bama is winning the fans are on top of the world if they lose they can be pretty nasty at times hence sending death threats to that poor kicker. Just saying. One thing is for sure we in the South are passionate about our teams bit men in general can take it to the the extreme sometimes.

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    Alabama to Host Arkansas State in 2018

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    1. Lost in Va.
      February 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      So, Alabama still has a shot to host Central Arkansas, or Abeliene Christian, for $450K…

    2. Shep
      February 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      The Red Wolves have been a fairly solid team as of late, not exactly a cupcake but certainly no P5.

    3. Rick Wells
      April 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Perhaps Bryn Mawr will be scheduled soon?

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    Mercer to Play at Alabama in 2017 and 2021

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    1. Maverick
      January 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Super excited for these games

      • C-dog
        January 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

        Me too!!! Its a great opportunity for Mercer’s football program to get not only a nice paycheck, but for them to get great media coverage even if it will be aired on SEC network! Its good to see the bridge between FCS and FBS football!

      • Maverick
        January 29, 2016 at 3:57 am

        I was being sarcastic. This is a disgrace. Once again, the SEC for as great as they are proves once again how cowardly they can be.

        How do SEC fans and Bama fans justify this?

      • Joe
        January 29, 2016 at 12:44 pm

        They justify it the same way Oregon and Pac-12 fans justify Oregon scheduling UC-Davis and Southern Utah. They justify it the same way Baylor and Big 12 fans justify Baylor playing Liberty or Abilene Christian.

        Alabama is still playing a tougher schedule than about 125 D1 schools.

      • Maverick
        January 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

        Oregon and Baylor play 9 conference games and 1 power 5 game.

        Alabama doesn’t. That’s the point. Do you not get that?

      • Kevin Kelley
        January 29, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        Baylor hasn’t played a Power 5 non-conference game since 2008.

      • David
        January 29, 2016 at 1:03 pm

        Guess what? Baylor’s schedule is worse. Alabama starts the season with FLORIDA STATE, and its other OOC’s are with Colorado State (now a top MWC team, and arranged when former Bama coach was HC at CSU), and Fresno State (a longtime top MWC team). Plus, Alabama winning its division will have 9 Conference games, no different from Baylor with no conference championship game. Baylor’s playing Incarnate Word. Go home.
        Mercer is at least committed to moving to the top of FCS quickly, and getting into the Colonial in time, now that schools like ODU, Ga State, and Southern’s App State and Ga Southern have opened up the region for a new FCS player.

      • Maverick
        January 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm

        This is your reason for everything… SEC.
        If that’s the case, why don’t you play 1 more conference game?

      • Joe
        January 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm

        9 conference games in the Big 12 doesn’t make you better.

        In the last two years, the SEC has had 34 players drafted in the first two rounds of the NFL draft. The Big 12 has had 6. Playing against the level of talent that these other conferences are playing against in comparison to what the SEC has to play week in and week out, 9 conferences games can only even the field…

        But it doesn’t even do that. The SEC is still far and away the better conference, with better players, and better teams.

        SEC haters don’t get that. They think every school is even. Playing Kansas is just like playing Ohio State. Playing Washington State is just like playing Michigan State. It is only in that scenario, where everyone is equal, does playing 9 conference games matter.

        See, there are two kinds of football fans. Those that realize that not every D1 team is equal and understand the game of football and then there are people like Maverick who don’t.

      • Maverick
        January 29, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        Pretty sure the SEC east is a joke.

      • Joe
        January 30, 2016 at 5:52 am

        The SEC East may not be the best division in football, but at worst they are second behind the SEC West.

      • Maverick
        January 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm

        You’ve just lost all credibility. You are just a biased fan. SAD.

      • Joe
        January 31, 2016 at 4:20 pm

        I am literally shocked you could spell ‘credibility.’

        Look, if winning the SEC was easy, it would be called your mom.

      • Maverick
        February 1, 2016 at 3:14 am

        Wow, I’m receiving “intelligence” attacks from someone that just doesn’t get it. If you can’t see that a conference playing one less week of conference games helps the conference’s overall perception, then you should take a math class, because it is an indisputable fact.

      • Joe
        February 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm

        Once again, playing 9 conference games against teams that aren’t good to begin with doesn’t matter. Alabama will play more players drafted in the NFL draft in eight games than most will play all year.

        That’s what matters. Talent.

        The SEC is loaded with it. Other conferences aren’t. That’s what you continue to ‘not get.’

        Top to bottom the SEC is just better. Better players. Better coaches. Better teams. And obviously, smarter fans.

      • Day
        February 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

        Better coaches cause teams in the SEC don’t mind paying top dollars cause college football just means more to fans in the south. Better teams, 9-2 in bowls speaks for itself. An SEC quarterback won a national championship plus you have TWO SEC QB’s in the super bowl, with 22 active players just from the SEC in the game, YES, better players.

    2. Toast
      January 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Another cup cake scheduled for Bama. What with winning their 167 national championship!

    3. Hank
      January 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      The matchup fans have been clamoring for.

      • 2/21/14
        January 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        Hey, I’m a Mercer fan and have been looking for an excuse to visit Bryant-Denny. Tickets should be relatively cheap and I get to cheer my team on where they will definitely need some support.

    4. Marcus
      January 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Rare Mercer mention here! I understand the Bears might get destroyed but happy to see them get a game in Alabama nonetheless. My only other concern is that they already have Auburn in 2017 too so it may be too much for Coach Lamb and the players to handle in one season. I’d rather have one of those two games moved to another year.

    5. Day
      January 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      This is interesting, Bama has not played them since 1939/40, it like stepping back in time in some ways. Nice to see Mercer reinstated their football program, good for them.

      • Brad
        January 31, 2016 at 8:11 pm

        What you fail to realize is that Saban wants to play an fcs school late in the season for two reasons: 1) To give his starters a rest before the Iron Bowl and 2) To evaluate his backup players for the following year especially with recruiting season around the corner. If there wasn’t an advantage for Saban to play an fcs progran, then he would not schedule one.

        Alabama will win this game handily, but don’t forget Wofford beat SC, Jackson State lost to Auburn in OT, and GA Southern beat Florida last year. You can never count out an fcs team unless their playing Alabama under Saban.

        Go Bears and Roll Tide!

      • Jim
        February 1, 2016 at 10:17 am

        The Citadel beat South Carolina. Jacksonville State lost in OT to Auburn.

      • Brad
        February 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        Sorry. Thanks for the correction Jim.

    6. Jinzo_2400
      January 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      SEC….Schedule Easy Cupcakes.

      Playing Florida State,Fresno St. and Colorado St makes a legit schedule but Mercer? Holy crow….

      • Maverick
        January 29, 2016 at 8:48 pm

        It’s not that good of a non-conference schedule. One great neutral game, two above average Group of 5 teams, and an FCS team. This is in addition to 8 conference games.

        Now compare that to USC: One great home game (Texas), One great away game (Notre Dame), one average Group of 5 team, and no FCS games. This is in addition to 9 conference games.

        Yeah, real equal schedules. LOL. HAHAHAHAHA.

    7. Evan
      January 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Great to see Mercer getting a big fat paycheck, but this is Bama vs a limited scholarship team.

      • David
        January 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        Mercer has a full FCS complement now. They only played in the Pioneer for the initial season to get started. They’re exactly where Troy, Georgia Southern, App State and many other 1AA’s that have gone on to FBS were.

      • Maverick
        January 29, 2016 at 8:42 pm

        Max scholarship players for an FCS is 65 players… For FBS it’s 85.

    8. Hawaii Dave
      January 29, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Exceptionally impressive for the defending national champions to schedule such a powerhouse team. The rest of their schedule is OK. But, when are SEC schools going to bag the annual FCS opponent?

    9. Jason
      January 29, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Yes, I to hate these FBS games. However, for fans of other schools to throw stones at Alabama for playing in these games is laughable. Check your own schedule. And by the way, Alabama had the toughest schedule in college football on their way to a national championship in 2015.

      • Hawaii Dave
        January 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        Sorry, but the Big 10 is bringing to an end games scheduled against FCS opponents. None on future schedules for Penn St. and Ohio St., for example and the Big 10 has eliminated one non-conference game all together and replaced it with a 9th conference game like the Pac 12.

      • Hawaii Dave
        January 29, 2016 at 6:21 pm

        Further, you hate FBS games? Alabama is FBS. Think you meant FCS. ;-)

    10. Cobra
      January 29, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Why don’t all you guy list your team and conference and brag on how much better it is than the SEC.
      What no ba–s?
      Just all MOUTH!!

    11. Colin White
      January 29, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      USC is a joke and they’ll get pounded by Alabama next year just as bad as Mercer will in 2017 and 2021.

      • Maverick
        January 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm

        Lol. Okay. USC will finally be off sanctions and have a full roster of 85 scholarship players. Since 2011, this team has been crippled, playing with between 45-60 scholarship players. They were Alabama before unjust sanctions crippled them.

      • Chris
        January 30, 2016 at 7:27 am

        Unjust? Lol

    12. Rene
      January 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      I love the Mercer Bears, but this is a disgrace. The results will be as unbalanced and unfair as Ga Southern/Bama 63 – 7. Shame on Bama, they should not play smaller schools. I hope the paycheck will be worth the injuries our team will incur.

    13. chipmunk
      May 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Without these schools that are willing to share the wealth with the FCS some of the smaller schools might have to drop their programs. But some high and mighty schools like the Big Ten (or eleven or twelve) or Big Twelve ( or eleven or ten) want to keep all the money to themselves and not allow the smaller schools to have a chance to advance. Great that the SEC is doing this for the other schools.

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