Take a breath.
I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted, and there’s a night’s worth of games left.
I think I pulled the ACL in my clicker finger watching the end of Georgia’s 2OT win over Georgia Tech and then quickly flipping to catch the miraculous finish of Auburn’s Iron Bowl win over Alabama.
Has there been a better Saturday of college football this season?
That’s subjective, but one thing we know.
Auburn, one year after finishing 3-9 and winless in the SEC and thanks to two miracles in three weeks, is going to represent the West in the conference championship game next Saturday.
We’ll know the Tigers’ opponent in about four hours, after Missouri’s game with Texas A&M, which just started. I’ll post another blog after that’s done.
Auburn’s win will knock Alabama from No. 1 and elevate Florida State to the top spot and Ohio State to No. 2. It also could end the SEC’s streak of national championships that dates to 2006.
Two weeks after Ricardo Louis’ prayer of a catch beat Georgia, Auburn’s Chris Davis provided another shocker when he raced about 109 yards — the NCAA calls it a 100-yard return — with a field goal that fell short to beat Alabama and win 34-28 on the final play of the Iron Bowl.
Here’s what Davis tweeted last year:
I need to get on kick return and punt return this year
— Chris Davis (@chris11au) December 5, 2012
The 1970s had “Punt, Bama, Punt,” when Auburn returned two blocked punts to shock Alabama 17-16 in 1972. Will this game be referred to as “Kick, Bama, Kick, or perhaps “Kick, Saban, Kick?”
A new chapter was written to college football’s greatest rivalry.
We were fortunate to watch it happen.
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