Punt Bama Punt is the nickname given to one of the most famous games between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide. The game was played on December 2, 1972 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The 2nd-ranked and undefeated (10–0) Alabama team led by head coach Bear Bryant came into the game as a 14-point favorite over the Ralph Jordan-coached Tigers, who entered the game 8–1. For the first three and a half quarters the Tide seemed to have the game well in hand.

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  • Punt Bama Punt is the nickname given to one of the most famous games between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide. The game was played on December 2, 1972 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The 2nd-ranked and undefeated (10–0) Alabama team led by head coach Bear Bryant came into the game as a 14-point favorite over the Ralph Jordan-coached Tigers, who entered the game 8–1. For the first three and a half quarters the Tide seemed to have the game well in hand. Alabama led 16–0 with ten minutes left in the game. With less than 10 minutes left, an Auburn drive stalled and managed only a field goal, which made it 16–3. Jordan later joked that his decision was derided by all the faithful in attendance: Auburn fans booed for the appearance of giving up, while Alabama fans joined in because the field goal ruined the point spread. On the ensuing possession Alabama was forced to punt. Auburn's Bill Newton blocked Greg Gantt's punt and his teammate David Langner ran the ball back 25 yards for an Auburn touchdown, narrowing the score to 16–10. Several minutes later, Alabama was forced to punt again. Like last time, Newton blocked the punt and Langner returned it for a touchdown. Gardner Jett kicked the extra point to give Auburn a 17–16 lead. With the clock winding down, Langner intercepted an Alabama pass to stop their attempted comeback. When Langner reached the sideline, he found Coach Jordan upset. Langner reportedly said, "But coach, I intercepted the pass", to which Coach Jordan said, "Yeah, but our plan was to make them punt." In June 2007, Punt Bama Punt was ranked #55 by ESPN.com in its list of the 100 defining moments of college football. In July 2007, CollegeFootballNews.com ranked the game #85 on its list of the 100 Greatest Finishes. In August 2010, ESPN.com ranked the game as the 8th most painful outcome in college history. (en)
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  • Punt Bama Punt is the nickname given to one of the most famous games between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide. The game was played on December 2, 1972 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The 2nd-ranked and undefeated (10–0) Alabama team led by head coach Bear Bryant came into the game as a 14-point favorite over the Ralph Jordan-coached Tigers, who entered the game 8–1. For the first three and a half quarters the Tide seemed to have the game well in hand. (en)
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