Note: Every day this week, we’ve given 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. We’ve got one more flashback for you this afternoon.
In Gene Stallings‘ final Iron Bowl, Alabama sent him out with a 24-23 win decided on late touchdown drive.
Alabama trailed 23-17 with 2:14 to play when it got the ball at its own 26 with 2:14 to play. The Tide drove 74 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown, which came on Freddie Kitchens‘ 6-yard pass to Dennis Riddle with 26 seconds to play.
Jon Brock, who had missed an extra point in a 17-16 loss to Mississippi State, made it this time for the margin of victory.
Kitchens completed 20 of 33 passes for 292 yards, while Riddle rushed for 131 yards and gained 41 more on four receptions.
Yard line, down-distance, play result
UA 26, 1-10, Freddie Kitchens incomplete pass
UA 26, 2-10, Kitchens incomplete pass
UA 26, 3-10, Kitchens to Shamari Buchanan for 14 yards
UA 40, 1-10, Kitchens incomplete pass
UA 40, 2-10, Kitchens to Dennis Riddle for 16 yards
AU 44, 1-10, Kitchens to Riddle for 12 yards
AU 32, 1-10, Kitchens incomplete pass, pass-interference penalty on Auburn for 15 yards
AU 17, 1-10, Kitchens for 7 yards
AU 10, 2-3, Kitchens to Michael Vaughn for 4 yards
AU 6, 1-goal, Kitchens incomplete pass
AU 6, 2-goal, Kitchens to Riddle for 6 yards. (Jon Brock extra point good)