Well, the 2013 Iron Bowl certainly lived up to the hype. With a tie game entering the fourth quarter, the momentum was starting to shift towards the Auburn sideline and after pinning Alabama deep in its own territory, the Tigers were in a great position to flip the field. But then AJ McCarron connected with Amari Cooper for a 99-yard touchdown pass to take the lead.
And with a late opportunity to potentially put the game away, Alabama’s field goal attempt was blocked — the third miss for kicker Cade Foster.
So with just under three minutes to go, Auburn marched down the field and scored on this 39-yard touchdown pass to Sammie Coates to tie the game.
And that’s when things became really interesting. With seven seconds left, T.J. Yeldon rushed for 24 yards, before stepping out of bounds as time expired.
But Nick Saban fought for another second on the clock, so with one second remaining, he sent a new kicker in to attempt a 57-yard field goal for the win, leading to this wild finish:
Yep. That’s a 109-yard touchdown return from a missed field goal. Alabama fans were stunned.
The internet basically exploded.
No one could believe it.
And with one of the greatest endings in series history, Auburn fans stormed Jordan–Hare Stadium to celebrate with their team.
Final score: Alabama: 28, Auburn: 34.
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