The infamous Goal Line Stand is one of the most celebrated moments in Alabama sports history.  The Alabama Crimson Tide was leading in the 1979 Sugar Bowl by a single touchdown when Penn State moved the ball within 10 inches of the goal line.  All-American linebacker Barry Krauss leaped over the pile to stop the Nittany Lions’ running back Mike Guman and preserve the Tide’s lead.  The win handed coach Paul Bear Bryant his fifth national championship.

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