Iron will: Another miracle for Auburn

Chris Davis is mobbed by ecstatic Auburn fans after his return shocked Alabama. (Getty)

Chris Davis is mobbed by ecstatic Auburn fans after his return shocked Alabama. (Getty)

All right everybody.

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:

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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24 comments Add your comment

Sad But True

November 30th, 2013
10:37 pm

Bama is still in the National Title picture. If OSU loses to Michigan State (pretty likely), and AU loses to SC or Missouri next week (somewhat likely) and the Tide is right back in the BCS Championship game against FSU. Of course Duke could also beat FSU but that is not not happening …


November 30th, 2013
10:35 pm

Suicide Watch out for the T-town… Harvey Updyke alert for all of Auburn… Freak comes out at night… read his message below…

“BELIEVE” in the G

Chris Davis

November 30th, 2013
9:59 pm

Hey Saban, you got a second?


November 30th, 2013
9:54 pm

I wonder if this loss will contribute to Saban looking for somewhere else to go.


November 30th, 2013
9:54 pm

‘That’s objective….’

‘Subjective’, actually.


November 30th, 2013
9:53 pm

Oops. Different kicker.


November 30th, 2013
9:52 pm

Elvis – Saban used a different on that last attempt.

Miss Terri

November 30th, 2013
9:47 pm

O’ fiddle de dee!


November 30th, 2013
9:41 pm

One of the rare times Saban was clearly out coached. After several misses by his kicker, asking him to kick a 56 yarder had trouble written all over it.


November 30th, 2013
9:33 pm

Iron Bowl 2013 – Bama came in “second” place……