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NOTABLE GAMES IN IRON BOWL HISTORY

1964 - The Iron Bowl was first broadcast nationally on November 26, 1964. Joe Namath led Alabama to a 21–14 victory over Auburn, and Alabama would go on to win its eighth national championship.

1967 – The Run in The Mud - On a night at Legion Field where thunderstorms were so bad that the field had to be constantly cleared of raincoats and other wet weather accessories that blew in from the stands, Alabama quarterback Kenny Stabler ran for a 47 yard touchdown to give Bama a 7–3 win.[10]

1971 - Both teams were playing for a shot at the national championship against Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. 10-0 Alabama (#4 AP) earned a 31-7 victory over Heisman trophy winner Pat Sullivan and 9-0 Auburn (AP #5).

1972 – Punt Bama Punt - Trailing 16–3 with six minutes left, underdog Auburn blocked two Alabama punts - returning both for touchdowns - to win the game 17–16, handing Alabama its first loss of the season and ending its national title hopes.

1981 – 315 - Alabama Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant got his 315th career victory, passing Amos Alonzo Stagg to become the then-all-time winningest Division I-A coach in a 28–17 win over Auburn.

1982 – Bo Over the Top - Auburn drove the field and scored with two minutes left when Bo Jackson jumped over the top of the pile on the one yard line. Auburn won the game 23–22. It ended Alabama's 9 game winning streak, the longest in the rivalry's history. It would be Coach Bear Bryant's last Iron Bowl.

1984 – Wrong Way Bo - Late in the fourth quarter on 4th and goal from the one-yard line and Auburn trailing by two points, Coach Pat Dye decided to go for the touchdown instead of a field goal. The ball went to Brent Fullwood and the legendary Bo Jackson was supposed to block, but he headed in the wrong direction, leaving Tide defensive back Rory Turner free to take Fullwood out of bounds, preventing the score. Alabama would hold on to win 17-15 and knocked Auburn out of the Sugar Bowl.

1985 – The Kick - At their own 12-yard line and trailing 23-22 with only 37 seconds remaining, Alabama quarterback Mike Shula and the Tide offense drove to the Auburn 35-yard line to set up a 52-yard field goal by Van Tiffin, winning the game 25–23 as time expired.

1989 - In the first Iron Bowl ever played in Auburn, the #11 Tigers beat #2 and previously unbeaten Alabama 30–20.

1993 - 10-0 Auburn (#6 AP) came from behind to defeat 8-1-1 Alabama (#11 AP) in the second Iron Bowl ever played in Auburn, 22-14, capping Auburn's undefeated season. This game is also notable because it was not televised (due to Auburn's probation), but was shown on closed-circuit TV in Tuscaloosa, becoming the first college football game ever to sell out two stadiums at the same time.

1994 - 10-0 Alabama (#3 AP) defeated 9–0–1 Auburn (#6 AP) 21–14 in a matchup of undefeated teams, snapping Auburn's 21-game unbeaten streak.

1997 - After Auburn recovered an Ed Scissum fumble on a screen pass that would have resulted in a first down and sealed an Alabama victory, Jaret Holmes nailed a 39 yard field goal with 21 seconds left to lift Auburn over Alabama 18-17 and send Auburn to its first SEC Championship Game appearance.

1999 - Alabama gets their first win ever at Auburn, 28–17.

2000 - The Iron Bowl returned to Tuscaloosa for the first time in 99 years. In the first Iron Bowl ever played in Bryant-Denny Stadium amidst miserable weather conditions of cold and sleet, Auburn clinched the SEC West title with a 9-0 shutout in Mike DuBose's final game as Alabama head coach.

2003 - Auburn's Carnell "Cadillac" Williams runs for over 200 yards and an 80-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. Auburn won 28-23.

2005 - #11 Auburn sacked Alabama's quarterback Brodie Croyle eleven times en route to a 28-18 victory over the #9 Crimson Tide.

2008 - Alabama ends Auburn's streak of six consecutive victories with a 36-0 win in what would be Tommy Tuberville's last season as Auburn's head coach. It was also Alabama's first Iron Bowl victory in Tuscaloosa, ending a six-game losing streak in the Iron Bowl and a four-game losing streak in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

2009 - Undefeated #2 Alabama got down 14-0 early in Auburn against the 7-4 Tigers. A reverse and a surprise onside kick contributed to the Tiger's quick start. Alabama came back and tied the game. The score was 14-14 at the half. Auburn regained the lead 21-14 in the 3rd quarter, but Alabama battled back. Trailing 21-20, the Tide went on a 15 play, 79 yard drive that lasted 7 minutes and 3 seconds to take a 26-21 lead with 1:24 left. Auburn drove inside the Alabama 40, but the Tiger's Hail Mary on the last play failed, sealing Alabama's second consecutive undefeated regular season en route to the school's 13th national championship.

Source: Wikipedia

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