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by Ivan Maisel

Auburn Athletics

#55
PUNT BAMA PUNT

Birmingham, Ala. | Dec. 2, 1972

No. 2 Alabama led archrival Auburn 16-3 late when lightning struck -- twice. The Tigers' Bill Newton blocked Greg Gantt's punt and the ball bounced directly to David Langner, who returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. On the next possession, Auburn forced another punt. Newton and Langer did it again, this time from 20 yards, and the Tigers won, 17-16. The bumper stickers are in the junkyard, but the phrase "Punt Bama Punt" lives on.