Iron Bowl: The Five Greatest Auburn Football Wins Over Alabama (With Video)

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Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Chris Davis (11) scores a 100 yard touchdown on a missed field goal attempt during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium. Auburn Tigers won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

2013: “Kick Six”

Just two weeks after the Auburn Tigers defeated Georgia in one of the most incredible endings of the 2013 season, Chris Davis and the Auburn field goal block unit found a way to top it.

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  • In what was initially dubbed the Mother of All Iron Bowls, the SEC West title was on the line and both teams had national championship aspirations. Alabama was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the nation following back-to-back national titles.

    The upstart Tigers were 10-1 and ranked fourth under new head coach Gus Malzahn after stumbling to a 3-9 record the previous season. It was the highest combined ranking for the two squads in the history of the Iron Bowl.

    With the game tied 28-28, Alabama drove towards field goal range. When T.J. Yeldon was forced out of bounds at the Auburn 38-yard line, time appeared to run out. Instead, the officials reviewed the play and put one second back on the clock – just enough time for Cade Foster to attempt a game-winning 57-yard field goal.

    But, the kick was short, and in a bit of fortuitous forward thinking, the Tigers had placed Davis – their defensive back and return man – just below the goal posts. He fielded the missed kick, and the rest they say, is history.

    From Auburn Tigers Athletics, with the call from Rob Bramlett:

    What do you think of our selections of the Five Greatest Auburn Football Wins Over Alabama? Do you have a favorite Iron Bowl that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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