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    Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Had the question been "Top 5 Wins and losses that still gets to you" Im sure we would have nothing but Notre Dame and historic Auburn losses for the losses part. So with the phrasing like this we probably have more parity. SO from 1983-2006 Here are my top 5 Wins and losses. What are yours?

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    #1) 94 SECCG- This one is bound to show up a lot. If there is one criticism of CGS it is he was too old school. Not allowing Jay Barker and Homer Smith to light up the scoreboard vs one of the weakest Spurrier teams in the 90's is one thing, but not going for 2 is one of the most mindboggling decisions to this day.

    #2) 97 Auburn- Another one that probably will pop up a few times is this one. We should've known then what we know now about Dubose

    #3) 2003 Tennessee- Any Tennessee loss is a very bad day, but good god this one was horrible,

    #4) 02 Oklahoma- Just because we had that game won, and blew it vs a very good Oklahoma team

    #5) 2006 Tennessee- I debated between this one and 95, but this one is worse

    dishonorable mentions:

    95 Tennessee
    99 La Tech
    93 LSU

    Wins: To leave on a good note.

    #1) 92 National Championship- What more needs to be said



    #2) 99 vs Florida in the Swamp- A team going into a hostile place against a team no one gave them a chance against, and beating them while having to survive stupid coaching decisions on their sideline is a pretty epic story



    #3) 02 Tennessee- I hate Tennessee and Revenge against Phatlock after 7 years of torment ranks pretty high for me



    #4) 92 SECCG- Amazing game



    #5) 1985 Auburn- Before my time, but its hard to justify any Top 5 list without it

    "SOME" Honorable mentions

    1985 UGA
    1994 UGA
    1999 SECCG
    2001 Auburn
    2001 Iowa St
    2005 UF
    2005 Tennessee
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    Re: Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    '73 Sugar Bowl - sometimes I just can't watch that big tight end make that catch.

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    I donít let losses from 2000 and 2003 bother me because those were such bad teams already so no need to post.

    5. 2011 LSU regular season. I knew Alabama was the better team but those courses missed FGís. Cost Alabama and undefeated season and an SEC Championship. Redemption points however for a rematch win.

    4. 2013 Auburn Kick Six. Player for player and coaching, Alabama was the better team. Cost CNS a three peat. Quite frankly just the fashion of the loss as well.

    3. 2010 Auburn Camback. Alabama has them in a crater. I still believe to this day Alabama has the best team in college football that year considering that they had won the NC the year before, had so many future NFL players, and would the following 2 NCís in Ď11 & Ď12. AU had the best player in the field that day and his heroics saved the barn. Alabama was out of contention for the SEC or BCS NC but a win probably gives Alabama a BCS bid to the Sugar Bowl over ARKY.

    2. 2016 Clemson. Cost Alabama a repeat, the first 15-0 season, and ultimately a three peat.

    1. 2018 Clemson. Once again cost Alabama a repeat, the first 15-0 season, & worst Alabama loss in decades. Just plain ole embarrassment.

    Honorable mention

    2015 Ole Miss
    2014 Ohio State
    2012 A&M
    2002 OU
    2005 Auburn

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    Re: Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Looks like the thread title needs to be planted into the text of the thread...somehow it is getting missed.

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    That stupid Penn State missing chunk out of the end zone game
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    Re: Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Quote Originally Posted by day-day View Post
    Looks like the thread title needs to be planted into the text of the thread...somehow it is getting missed.
    Yeah I know. If I said Top 5 losses then everyone is going to say 2016 Clemson, 2013, Auburn, 2010 Auburn, and some other two big losses in the Saban or Bryant era most likely. Then for wins they would almost be exclusively SECCG and National championship games in the past 12 years. I thought you would get a greater number of different games if you did 83-06

    If we didn't have the 83-06 stipulation my top 5 on both change tremendously

    Loss

    1) Florida 08
    2) Auburn 13
    3) Ohio St 16
    4) Clemson 17
    5) Auburn 10

    Win

    1) UGA NCG
    2) UGA SECCG 18
    3) UF 2009
    4) UGA SECCG 12
    5) LSU NCG

    But again it was the 1983-2006 time frame that I was asking for.
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    Re: Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Losses:

    1996 Tennessee. To this day, this one haunts me. Dennis Riddle had an absolutely monster game. Our defense held Manning and company in check all day long. It was the typical Gene Stallings defense + ball control offense slow down game, and we led late, I think 13-6. Then Tennessee scored two TDs late, and won 20-13. We were undefeated going in. Look, I know we weren't beating Florida that year, so an NC wasn't in the question. But we should have beaten that Tennessee team.

    1993 LSU. I was shocked and dismayed that we lost this game. Over 30 games without a loss and we go down to Curly Hallman's LSU team at home.

    2001 Tennessee. The only game I've ever left the house over. I don't remember all the details, but I know we had come back and were leading, something like 24-17 or 24-21. We had really taken over the game with Santonio Beard running the ball. And then Tennessee dominated the 4th quarter with Jason Witten and win, 35-24. When they scored the TD to put the game out of reach, I had to leave the house and drive around aimlessly, I was so distraught. It's good to remember those days... it helps to appreciate what we have now. We were so close to winning that day and yet so far away because Tennessee was just more talented and had more depth.

    2006 Tennessee. This was the day I realized we were never going to be anything more than average under Mike Shula. We outplayed Tennessee in every way, except the ability to finish the game. (of course this was probably more of an indication of Tennessee's slow decline under Fulmer).

    2005 LSU. What a tough loss. We should not have even had a chance at winning. That 2005 team had guts. LSU was so much more talented, and probably as an indication of the wackiness of Les Miles, should have destroyed us but we lose in overtime. Sure, we weren't likely going to finish that season undefeated anyway but for it to go out like that was tough to take.

    WINS:

    1990 Auburn. I was too young to know about the previous 4 games that we'd lost to them, but this game is my first Alabama football memory. I'll never forget Byron Halbrooks (sp?) sacking Stan White on the game's opening series, first or second play. It set the tone for a 16-7 defensive slug fest.

    1992 Miami. Of course. So many great moments in this game where we beat down the loudest mouths in college football.

    1994 Auburn. We opened up a 21-0 lead and then held on for dear life. Auburn probably had a first down on that last drive. In fact, I like knowing they probably did but was spotted short by a bad spot. I'm spiteful like that.

    1996 Auburn. It was a fitting end to the Gene Stallings era.

    1999 Florida. I had to listen to the last part of this game on my lunch break while working at McDonald's (first job). LOL, it was actually about an 1.5 hour lunch break that I took. We paid for Florida's XP miss in OT later that season against Michigan though.

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    Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Iíll never forget walking out of the stadium after the 2005 LSU game. My brother threw up on the way home, we were so drained from that game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    That stupid Penn State missing chunk out of the end zone game
    This one. Considering that we came back from down 34-7, but for the worst ref call I have ever seen it would be on the list of top 5 wins between the Bryant and Saban eras for sure.

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    Re: Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueguitar View Post
    This one. Considering that we came back from down 34-7, but for the worst ref call I have ever seen it would be on the list of top 5 wins between the Bryant and Saban eras for sure.


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    1. 2016 season, 31-35 Bama-Clemson. Bama just shouldíve won, poor defensive coaching costly.
    2. 2018 season, 16-44 Bama-Clemson. No comment needed.
    3. 1995 season, 14-41 loss to UT. I was there, that was painful.
    4. 2013 season, 28-34 loss to auburn. I was at the Carolina-Clemson game and they played the last kick live on the jumbotron, I felt sick watching it.
    5. 1984 season, 31-38 loss to BC. You could just watch the Bama team falling apart that game, set tone for rest of the season.

    1. 1992 season, Bama-Miami in Sugar Bowl, I was there and that was as fun as it gets.
    2. 1990 season, 9-6 Bama-UT at Neyland. For such a low scoring game that was as exciting a game and as hard hitting a game as Iíve ever attended. That was Stallingís announcement that Bama was back.
    3. 1994 season, 29-28 Bama-UGA in Tuscaloosa. Loudest game Iíve ever attended, and that was before expansion of Bryant-Denny, place was nuts.
    4. 1986 season, 56-28 Bama-UT at Neyland. A close second to 92 Sugar Bowl for fun at a game. Bama ran the same play (Toss 28 I think) a gazillion times and averaged over 10 yards a carry. Game not nearly as close as the score, UT D was helpless that day.
    5. 2017 season, 26-23 Bama-UGA. As much as I wanted to say 2015 & 2017 wins vs Clemson, this title game could not be left off the list.

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    Re: Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    That stupid Penn State missing chunk out of the end zone game
    Used to be a picture of that infamous play clearly showing Preston Gothard was in bounds hanging up at the Waysider restaurant in Tuscaloosa.
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    Re: Top 5 Alabama Wins and losses Post Bryant- Pre-Saban that still get to you

    Some folks ainít answering the question asked.

    81 is asking your top 5 wins/losses from 1983 to 2006.

    Not the 73 Sugar Bowl.
    Not the Clemson playoffs
    Not most of whatís been listed.

    We are narrowing the time frame to after Bryant but before Saban.

    Anything prior to 83, forget for this post.
    Anything after 06, ditto.

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