Posted: Saturday, November 30th 2013 at 7:56pm
Some how, some way, Auburn shocks 'Bama, SEC
By The Associated Press
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday. / photo: Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Chris Davis raced 100-plus yards with a missed field-goal attempt for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.
Davis caught the ball about 9 yards deep in the end zone after freshman Adam Griffith's 57-yard attempt fell short. He then sprinted down the left sideline and cut back with nothing but teammates around him in a second straight hard-to-fathom finish for the Tigers (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference).
Auburn clinched a spot in the SEC championship game with the stunning victory over the two-time defending national champions. The Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1) seemed at several times poised to continue its run toward the first three-peat in modern college football.
Instead, the Tigers put it away just when overtime seemed their best hope.
Alabama had gotten 1 second and one more play after T.J. Yeldon ran it to Auburn's 39.
That gave the Tide a chance to try to the long field goal - and now it probably wished it never did.
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