Rose Bowl (6-1)
1926: Alabama 20 Washington 19
The Crimson Tide scored all 20 of their points in the third quarter with Johnny Mack Brown making two touchdown catches. Wallace Wade brought the first of 15 national championships to Tuscaloosa, in just his third season, with the Rose Bowl victory. Alabama finished the year a perfect 10-0.
1927: Alabama 7 Stanford 7
The very next year, Wade led the Crimson Tide back to Pasadena with a 9-0 regular season, but instead of a win, Alabama clinched the national title with a tie at the Rose Bowl. The game was tied until the final minutes when Alabama running back Jimmy Johnson scored a touchdown from the one-yard line. The two-point conversion and overtime didn’t exist, so the extra point clinched a tie and a national championship.
1931: Alabama 24 Washington State 0
Wallace Wade’s final season produced another perfect record as the shutout Rose Bowl win got Alabama to 10-0. The Crimson Tide claim the national title, though Notre Dame is recognized as the national champs by the Dickinson System.
1935: Alabama 29 Stanford 13
With Wallace Wade off coaching Duke, Frank Thomas led the Crimson Tide to a perfect 10-0 season capped off by the Rose Bowl victory. Minnesota was voted as the national champs, but with an undefeated record Alabama claims a share of the 1934 national title.
1938: California 13 Alabama 0
Alabama came into the Rose Bowl a perfect 9-0 with a shot at the national title but was shut out by California.
1946: Alabama 34 USC 14
2021: Alabama 31 Notre Dame 14
Mac Jones led Alabama’s stacked roster to a Rose Bowl victory in the second-ever Rose Bowl played outside of Pasadena. AT&T Stadium in Dallas was the host of the College Football Playoff semifinal game.