Alabama vs Auburn (Auburn Athletics Department)

Punt Bama Punt

  • Auburn

  • Alabama


Dec. 2, 1972: Somewhere in Alabama, on what's now an antique car, there remains a faded orange-and-blue bumper sticker taunting the Crimson Tide: "Punt Bama Punt." What are the greater odds: that Auburn tackle Bill Newton burst through the line and blocked a punt, which David Langner picked up on one bounce and returned for a touchdown, or that the exact same play -- Newton-Langner-bounce-touchdown -- happened again four plays later? Or that the No. 2 Tide would blow a 16-3 lead to the No. 9 Tigers?