AUBURN, Ala, (WHNT) – The Auburn Tigers have beat the Alabama Crimson Tide at The Plains in an incredible 2013 Iron Bowl game.
At stake in this game: A trip to the SEC Championship Game. And, possibly, a trip to the BCS Championship.
The game was quite the back and forth match between the two teams. Number one Alabama had quite the slow start to the game. Number four Auburn capitalized on that and drew first blood.
Alabama found their groove and put 21 unanswered points on the board. Both teams then went back and forth, ultimately tying up the game with seven seconds on the clock and Alabama in possession of the ball far down the field.
Alabama ran the ball in a last ditch effort to gain some yardage. Running back T.J. Yeldon carried the ball, stepping out of bounds with less than one second left on the clock. Alabama head coach Nick Saban pushed for a review, which ultimately put one second back on the clock.
Saban elected to go for a 57-yard field goal, but not with his regular kicker, Cade Foster. Instead, redshirt freshman Adam Griffith took the field to attempt the long field goal.
Griffith came up short of the goal posts, where Auburn’s Chris Davis caught the live ball and ran back for a touchdown.
An improbable finish, for certain. Auburn stole the game with no time left on the clock after Alabama head coach Nick Saban lobbied for that last second to be added to the clock.
There were a lot of turning points in this game. Certainly, it will be one for the history books.
Auburn will go to Atlanta next weekend for the SEC Championship.