1981 — Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant becomes the winningest coach in college football history when the Tide beats Auburn 28-17 in the Iron Bowl. It’s Bryant’s 315th career victory, surpassing Amos Alonzo Stagg’s total.
Alabama Football coach Paul Bryant, center, is all smiles as he is carried off the field by Alabama players after they defeated Penn State 31-16, allowing Bryant to record his 314th collegiate football victory, Saturday, Nov. 14, 1981, University Park, Penn. Bryant tied Amos Alonzo Staggs all time record of 314 victories. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)