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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    How many 'Bama fans remember "the rest of the story" in the '78 PSU game?

    With about 6 minutes left in the game after the Goal Line Stand, we took over at our 1 and ended up having to punt. PSU was going to have great field position (our 20) with plenty of time on the clock, but Woody Umphrey's shanked punt was nullified when the Nittany Lions were caught with 12 players on the field.

    Although we eventually had to punt again, we intercepted Fusina with 0:12 left to seal the game.
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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    The 78 Sugar Bowl , I was there it was a classic ....
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    What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jref View Post
    How many 'Bama fans remember "the rest of the story" in the '78 PSU game?

    With about 6 minutes left in the game after the Goal Line Stand, we took over at our 1 and ended up having to punt. PSU was going to have great field position (our 20) with plenty of time on the clock, but Woody Umphrey's shanked punt was nullified when the Nittany Lions were caught with 12 players on the field.

    Although we eventually had to punt again, we intercepted Fusina with 0:12 left to seal the game.
    Yes, and that interception could've easily been a pick-6.

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by theBIGyowski View Post
    This is how I feel about the respective Championship Games.

    The defense in the 1993 Sugar Bowl made some of the biggest plays in Alabama Football history...but we let Miami score 13 points.

    The defense in the 2012 BCSCG only let LSU cross the 50 yard line one time...and immediately after that we caused a fumble and recovered it. People forget that LSU, in 2011, averaged over 40 points per game in the 12 games they did not play Alabama. Other than the 2 games they played Alabama...they wiped the floor with each team they played. It may be hard to remember...but the 1992 Miami Hurricanes barely beat Arizona (8-7), FSU (19-16), PSU (17-14), and Syracuse (16-10). So, while they were a great team, they did not pound the teams they played the way the 2011 LSU Tigers did.

    Like others have said...we took an LSU team that was already being labeled as the greatest football team in modern football history...and we made the entire nation laugh at them...and then forget about them the next day.
    We actually held them to six offensive points. If I remember correctly, their only touchdown came on a punt return.
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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by BradtheImpaler View Post
    We actually held them to six offensive points. If I remember correctly, their only touchdown came on a punt return.
    ... In garbage time.

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    The LSWho game. Our only shutout of an opponent in a NC game except for when, 1930? Total domination.
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    add to the list for factual accuracy:

    Beating Nebraska 34-7 1967 Sugar Bowl
    Beating Penn St 13-6 1975 Sugar Bowl
    Beating Ohio St 35-6 1978 Sugar Bowl
    Beating Notre Dame 62-6 2013 BCS National Championship
    Last edited by CRIMSON HAMMAH; December 27th, 2012 at 11:29 AM.

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    Bama won the National Title by:

    Beating Nebraska 39-28 in the 65 Orange Bowl
    Beating Penn State 14-7 in the 78 Sugar Bowl
    Beating Arkansas 24-9 in the 79 Sugar Bowl
    Beating Miami 34-13 in the Sugar Bowl
    Beating Texas 37-21 in the 2009 Rose Bowl
    Beating LSU 21-0 last year.

    All were great victories but which one(if you had to pick) was our most impressive performance?

    I narrowed it to last years defensive gem and the 92 game.

    After much thought I'd have to go with the win over Miami. That was the best defensive performance I've ever seen against a truly great offensive powerhouse that we completely shut down.

    ....and yourself???

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    1992, 2011, 2009
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    78 Sugar Bowl my #1 - It was a battle on both sides of the ball - Bruce Clark and Matt Millen on the PS D were future greats in the NFL

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jref View Post
    How many 'Bama fans remember "the rest of the story" in the '78 PSU game?

    With about 6 minutes left in the game after the Goal Line Stand, we took over at our 1 and ended up having to punt. PSU was going to have great field position (our 20) with plenty of time on the clock, but Woody Umphrey's shanked punt was nullified when the Nittany Lions were caught with 12 players on the field.

    Although we eventually had to punt again, we intercepted Fusina with 0:12 left to seal the game.
    According to Keith Jackson, the Penn State coaches were frantically trying to get the 12th player off the field. The back judge saw it, started counting, and threw the flag. Keith Jackson is of the opinion that if they had been quiet on the PSU sideline, they would have gotten away with it.

    Who knows though?
    "I was out there on the practice field wondering whether football had passed me by. Then I heard the Million Dollar Band playing over on the practice field. When they started playing Yea Alabama, I got goosebumps all over me. I looked out there and those young rascals in those crimson jerseys and I just wanted to thank God for giving me the opportunity to coach and contribute in some small way at my alma mater."-Coach Bryant

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    2011 was surprisingly good but '92 was downright magical!

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    What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Texas was still good, I just hope this one coming up is better than all of the above!
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