Well in case you’ve been living in a cave, allow us to introduce you to arguably one of the best finishes in college football. This past week Auburn hosted Alabama in the Iron Bowl. Alabama, the two-time defending National Champion, was favored to win. The teams were tied 28-28 in the 4th quarter, with 1 second on the clock, so Alabama attempted a field goal from 57-yard field goal. The kick was short and Auburn’s Chris Davis returned the ball 109 yards for the game-winning touch down. Turn up your volume (you cannot fake that kind of excitement) and check out this clip:
This finish is being compared to one of the other most storied rivalries in college football: Stanford vs. Cal in 1982. Stanford was ahead 20-19 with 4 seconds left on in the game and the Bears used 5 lateral passes on the kick off return to score the game-winning touch down. What makes this play even more remarkable was that the Stanford band had come onto the field thinking the game was over. It’s pure chaos and a wonderful finish. Take a look:
You can decide which is better if you must; we appreciate both!