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Week 3 of college football brings shocks, heartbreak

Auburn battled Clemson hard in a season-opener showdown on the plains. Since then the team has won only one game.

Auburn battled Clemson hard in a season-opener showdown on the plains. Since then the team has won only one game.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Week 3 of college football brought some exciting and heartbreaking surprises for SEC fans.

Let’s start with the game that took a lot of people by surprise: Ole Miss vs. Alabama in Oxford.

The game started off rough Alabama, with some key defensive plays for Ole Miss putting the team up 24-3. End of the first half, Alabama started putting on steam, scoring two touchdowns quickly.

After Alabama went ahead 48-30 late in the fourth quarter, Ole Miss refused to give up. The team scored two touchdowns in eight seconds, thanks to a successful onside kick and Alabama looked like it might fall to the Rebels for a third year in a row.

The Crimson Tide survived with a 48-43 victory, matching the largest comeback in the program’s storied history.

The Auburn Tigers fell to 1-2 on the season, after a loss to Texas A&M at home. It was a close game but Texas A&M took control late and held onto win 29-16.

Gus Malzahn may be re-evaluating its quarterback position in the wake of the loss, saying “we’ll talk about things” going forward in a post-game news conference. Sean White has been starting for the Tigers.