Did Auburn’s Chris Davis step out? Petition started online to play overtime

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Chris Davis grabbed a victory for Auburn in the 2013 Iron Bowl when he ran Alabama’s missed field goal back for a touchdown.

Or did he?

The play some are calling the greatest ever in college football is getting fresh attention online and through social media, as people debate whether it was legal.

As AL.com reports, at least one fan has started an online petition on Change.org – pushing for overtime to be played.

As of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd more than 700 people had signed the petition, started by T C of Hoover.

At the same time, images of Davis’ run down the edge of the football field are circulating on social media, some with a big red circle (like the one re-posted below after being posted to the WHNT News 19 Facebook page) purportedly showing the alleged step out.

It’s not clear where the photos, including the one below, originated or whether they may have been digitally altered in some way.

Screengrab of an image allegedly showing Chris Davis' step out, posted to WHNT News 19's Facebook page.

Screengrab of an image allegedly showing Chris Davis’ step out, posted to WHNT News 19’s Facebook page.

For contrast, here’s video of the run:

Here’s also another, better, angle of Davis’ run from above, showing more distance between him and the edge of the field.

 

What do you think? Did Davis step out of bounds? Should overtime for the game be played? Share your comments here.

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