Dec. 12, 1931
Coming off their Rose Bowl championship of 1931, the Crimson Tide of Alabama came to Griffith Stadium for an unusual exhibition. In front of 10,000 fans, Alabama took on GW, then Catholic and then Georgetown. GW, with the toughest draw, out-played the Tide and almost came out on top but missed a seven-yard field goal attempt that hit the crossbar.
GW was at the beginning of its 1930s push to become a big-time football school and would host many of the top teams in the nation during the next decade. The Tide would return the next year and whip the Colonials 28-6 in front of 26,000 fans, a record for a football game in D.C.