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OFI: Rivalry Week Goes Off the Rails

OK, the Iron Bowl was just bananas. The game featured 58 first-half points, multiple pick-sixes, a key special teams touchdown, critical field goal attempts, and a combined 17 explosive plays. ESPN's Alex Scarborough put together a nice list of the craziest plays, which captures how bananas this game was.

Basically the game came down to two plays. First was a potential game-tying Alabama field goal attempt with two minutes left in the game that doinked off the upright. Please note that this result had absolutely nothing to do with the quality of Alabama's kicker. It wouldn't have mattered if Lou Groza himself had lined up for the pivotal kick; it was the Iron Bowl, and Fate has decreed that Alabama cannot win via kick in the Iron Bowl.