Mito’s Mike Stock Recalls ’73 ND-‘Bama Game

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December 27, 2012 by   Comments Off on Mito’s Mike Stock Recalls ’73 ND-‘Bama Game

Redemption. It’s a word not casually tossed around. Mike Stock, CEO of Elkhart, Ind,-based RV supplier Mito Corp., doesn’t hesitate using it.

He wants a morsel of redemption for his beloved Crimson Tide in the BCS Championship game against Notre Dame and he’s not shy about saying so.

That noted, he is having a lot of fun these days.

“It’s redemption time,” said Stock, an Elkhart native who played for the University of Alabama in 1973 when it played Notre Dame in an epic No. 1 vs. No. 2 Sugar Bowl matchup. It was dubbed “The Game of the Century,” though the label has been used many times in college football history.

This game answered the bell, though.

There were six lead changes.

There was a 93-yard kickoff return by the Irish.

There was a perfectly executed trick play TD by the Tide.

The game had everything.

“The first two times we played were for the national championship,” Stock said. “We should have won at least one of them. It was a shame one of those teams had to lose.”

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