Note: Every day this week, we’ll give you video of an exciting moment in Iron Bowl history. Sorry, Auburn fans, this is The Daily Bama Blog, so they’re all from Crimson Tide wins. The next flashback will pop up on the blog Thursday morning at 9.
Alabama beat Auburn 28-17 in 1981 and the most important number of that game was “315.”
The Crimson Tide’s victory gave legendary head coach Bear Bryant his 315th career victory, which set a major college record.
With Alabama leading 21-17, the Tide needed an insurance touchdown. Two brilliant runs by sophomore Linnie Patrick totaling 47 yards put the Tide into the end zone.
Here’s video of that touchdown drive, and if you never saw this game, that first run of Patrick’s might look familiar to you. It’s part of the “tradition” video shown at Bryant-Denny Stadium before home games.