Sep 5, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fans cheer during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
1967 Iron Bowl – The Run in the Mud
This game is an Alabama Football legend. The 1967 Iron Bowl is one of those moments in Alabama football history that grabs the imagination and will bring chill bumps to your skin even after all this time.
The 1967 Iron Bowl was Kenny Stabler’s famous “run in the mud.”
The 1967 Iron Bowl was played under the lights at Legion Field. It’s strange to us now since we are used to the 7:00 PM CBS start, but this was the first Iron Bowl to ever be played at night.
It had been raining all evening and so Legion Field had been turned to mud.
It was a defensive battle with Alabama holding off Auburn at the goal line several times. Auburn was able to get a field goal in the third quarter to take a 3-0 lead… then Kenny Stabler happened.
On an option play, Kenny Stabler kept the ball, bobbing and weaving around Auburn Tigers all they way down to the endzone. Alabama won the game 7-3.
The 1967 Iron Bowl had it all, Alabama vs Auburn, mud and blood, defense, and a win on a big play by Kenny “The Snake” Stabler.
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