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Iron Bowl Memories

We're asking Auburn fans to share their favorite memories of past Iron Bowls to highlight online. Fans can respond to our posts on Facebook and Twitter, use our official hashtags #Auburn and #WarEagle or email us directly at We'll select the best and present with related photos and video.
To get you started, here's an overview video of great Iron Bowl moments. If you feel yourself hyperventilating, please stop this video and take deep breaths. We need you Saturday. War Eagle!

Auburn drove the length of the field late in the fourth quarter and freshman Bo Jackson dove over the top of the Alabama defense on fourth-and-one for the game-winning score. The Tigers sealed a 23-22 win in Pat Dye's second and Bear Bryant's last Iron Bowl. "Bo Over the Top" became this game's moniker.

"I was there with a good friend who was at Alabama while I was at Auburn. We flipped a coin and sat on AU's side for the first half and UA's for the second. I was VERY alone when Bo dove. Lucky I got out of there alive as I went nuts -- in a sea of Alabama fans." - Russell Johnson
"Still have the picture of the scoreboard showing one second left in game when we got the ball the last time and we stormed the field. I remember watching as the goal post came down; some body gave me a piece of the foam pad as we walked to our cars." - Keith-Suzanne DeVault
Lightning does indeed strike twice. No. 2 Alabama led the Tigers 16-0 going into the fourth quarter but a field goal and two blocked punts returned for touchdowns gave Auburn a stunning 17-16 win. Amazingly, the same player, Bill Newton, blocked both punts and the same player, David Langner, returned both for scores.

"I was there as an Auburn fan with my parents who were Bama fans. It hurt to see the disappointment in my parents faces (they are both in Heaven now) but it was one of those games you will never forget and did not want to leave the stadium that day!" - Faye Helms
"I will never forget it! My husband and I were newlyweds and both attending Auburn. Of course, there was no money to attend the game. We listened on the radio and immediately jumped in the car and flew to Toomer's Corner to celebrate with the crowds." -Carolyn King
"About three hours after the Punt Bama Punt game, I went riding around Mobile in my Triumph screaming WAR EAGLE. I ran into Mike Fuller at the Pak-a-Sak. He was a freshman on Auburn's team then. That is a good memory."- Rose Battle
Undefeated Auburn stormed back from a 24-point deficit to stun Alabama 28-27 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Tigers would go on to win the SEC and National Championships. The Tigers would take the final lead in the fourth quarter when quarterback and eventual Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton connected with Phil Lutzenkirchen on a seven-yard TD pass.
"Was there wearing my Auburn jersey. Still the greatest comeback in Auburn-Alabama history. Being the 75th Iron Bowl made it that much more incredible. " - Donny Langford
"I was there. Late in the second quarter, I told the Bama fans if we scored before halftime, we would beat them. They just laughed. They were no longer laughing in the fourth quarter. War Eagle!" - Danny Creamer

"We were hosting a watch party for the Auburn Club of Lower Alabama at our house with 60 die-hard fans. That was an epic win and the celebration we had will never be forgotten. Good times!" - JoAnn Williams Jones
Auburn would go undefeated during the 1993 season with big wins against Florida, Georgia and LSU. But the icing on the cake was a stirring comeback win in the Iron Bowl against Alabama at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Who can forget Nix-to-Sanders, Bostic's run or Jim Fyffe's calls from that game?
"I was there with my Dad. Almost broke his neck when Bostic scored, it was unbelievable. I'll cherish that memory always with my Dad." - Alicia Powell
"Nix-to-Sanders to this day is the greatest play I have ever witnessed in an Iron Bowl. That 1993 Auburn team would not be denied." - Brandon Hanks
"My tickets were on the 10-yard line. The (Nix-to-Sanders) catch was right in front of us! Replayed that catch in my head continuously for at least three weeks." - Bret Jones
"Best times of my life. Our team was one big family and we believed in each other. 11-0, best team in the country!" - Andy Fuller
Unleashing a relentless pass rush, No. 11 Auburn upstaged one of the nation's stingiest defenses to win 28-18 in the 2005 Iron Bowl. The Tigers sacked Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle an amazing 11 times to win their fourth consecutive in the rivalry.
"I was there for the 2005 game and I still have my bumper sticker. "Honk if you sacked Brodie Croyle".
- Sandra Massey Blevins


"I taped 11 brown paper bags on my office door and wrote "QB" on each one. Every time a Bama fan asked me what they were, I told them "those are the 11 QB sacks Auburn had on Saturday. If you need one, help yourself. We have plenty." - Laura Hobbs Perkins
Auburn was down 17-15 with the clock ticking under a minute left in the game. Worse, Alabama had the ball. But the Crimson Tide called an ill-advised screen pass that was promptly fumbled after a hit delivered by the Tiger defense. The offense drove down to the Alabama 22 and Jaret Holmes came in to convert the 39-yard field goal. High drama and an 18-17 Auburn win.

"I was in Fairbanks, Alaska, watching that game. After the game, I got a knock on the door. Someone called the cops on me. I had been jumping up and down and yelling when it was good. I offered to show the cops why there was a commotion. (I had taped the game). They declined and left. War Eagle!" - John Cole

"This was my first Iron Bowl. Sitting in the student section, locked arm-in-arm with total strangers. Just remember sitting in the stands chanting "SEC, SEC" 30 minutes after the game ended, since this kick sent us to the SEC championship." - Ben Mauldin
Watch and our official Facebook and Twitter pages as we continue to post more memories, photos and video throughout the week leading up to the Iron Bowl. War Eagle!
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