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Plays Of The Game Have Background

Kevin Norwood

The batter with the game-winning, two-run home run may be remembered for decades, but the batter in front of him who beat out a two-out infield single to make the homer possible is barely a footnote. Sometimes an Alabama football player is not in the Danny Moore painting, but the player executed the play that made possible the improbable.

Has it really been a third of a century since the 1978 Alabama football team had its famous goalline stand against Penn State in the Sugar Bowl? It was the first match-up of the nation's number one team (unbeaten Penn State coached by Joe Paterno) and number two (the 10-1 Crimson Tide of Coach Paul Bryant) in the Sugar Bowl. With just under eight minutes to play and leading 14-7, Alabama fumbled... Recommended Stories