AUBURN, Ala. (Sporting Alert) — The No. 4 Auburn Tigers stunned No. 1 Alabama 34-28 in a dramatic finish in the shocking Iron Bowl contested on Saturday night.
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The Crimson Tide kicker Adam Griffith’s 57 yard field goal attempt fell short of its target and Chris Davis returned it for a 100-plus yards last play touchdown to send the Jordan-Hare Stadium wild in a crazy ending to what was indeed a heart-stopping battle.
The two-time defending national champions Alabama (11-1, 7-1) were certainly not prepared for such a late play, and Davis sprinted and cut virtually unchallenged down the left sideline of the field to score for Auburn (11-1, 7-1).
“It’s really unbelievable finished,” said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. “I said earlier that I thought if it is close then we will win.
“We are playing our best ball game right now I am really excited.”
The defeat means the Crimson Tide’s undefeated season came to an end, while the Tigers, who also had a dramatic finish against the Georgia Bulldogs last week, clinched a spot in the SEC Championships game.
The game looked destined for overtime until Alabama were award a second back on the clock after T.J. Yeldon out of bound for one more play.
Auburn’s officials were very upset by the ruling, but in the end were left jumping with joy after the long field goal attempt was unsuccessful.