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Watch Auburn’s 1972 upset of Tennessee in its Amazin’ entirety

Condredge Hauled Away.

10-6 over Tennessee in Birmingham. It was huge, Amazin even. The Vols were No. 4 and three touchdown favorites and had All-American linebackers and the nation’s longest winning streak and a great dual-threat-ish black quarterback named Condredge Holloway, one of the first black quarterbacks Auburn’s defense faced, which may or may not have had something to do with the all-out assault he suffered to devastating effect.

From the Oct. 10, 1972 issue of Birmingham News:

The jury is now in on the Tigers and the rest of the conference had better beware. The Tigers are for real. The 10-6 score of Saturday’s game does not reflect the whipping Tennessee took. From the opening play, when Holloway was slammed to the turf for a ten-yard loss, the Tigers dominated the game. The lone Tennessee score came with 1:36 left in the ball game and proved too little too late. For its sparse talent, truly this Auburn team is amazing.

Amazing. Amazin. Amazins. You can watch the birth of a nickname* below. The narration is the Tennessee broadcast booth’s. It’s beautiful nonetheless. And there are more photos below.

* At least that’s how some folks say it started.

You can watch the 1970 game here.

Photos: AU Archives. Video courtesy Allen Spain.

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