The Tuscaloosa Top 5 - Bama Football Moments

Celebrating 2012 Season Kickoff with a look back


    5.) The Catch

    - Tyrone Prothro's 2005 ESPY award-winning catch against Southern Miss was a bright spot at a good time for the Crimson Tide, showing dedication despite of all obstacles.

    4.) Rocky Block

    - In 2009, the quest for the National Championship looked to be over as Tenneesee lined up for a short game-winning Field Goal as time expired, except Terrace Cody wasn't ready to give up, blocking an unheard of two attempts in the final seconds to win the game.

    3.) The Strip

    - A battle between two antipodes, the classic Gene Stalling's coached Crimson Tide and the trash-talking Miami Hurricanes was sure to live up to its billing, but nobody could have guessed that what George Teague could do. Following some incendiary remarks by the Miami head coach, Alabama and Gene Stallings went out to prove the man wrong, but no one's performance was more memorable that night than George Teague's. A pick to put Alabama up by 21 was all nice and well for the DB, but no Tide fan will ever forget "The Strip."

    2.) The Goal Line Stand

    - Coach Bear Bryant's concerns about his defense were proven pointless as Alabama made a goal-line stand midway through the fourth quarter to lead the Crimson Tide to a 14-7 victory over No. 1 Penn State in the Sugar Bowl. After the game, Alabama was voted national champion.

    1.) Shut Out on the Bayou

    - Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals and Trent Richardson broke a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 – the first shutout in BCS title game history. It was more than that for Tide, though. It was redemption from the hardfault loss at home weeks earlier, and it was confirmation of what they quietly knew all year: the best things comes to those that work the hardest.