Auburn stuns Alabama by returning missed FG for TD

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Remember just two weeks ago when Auburn beat Georgia after two Georgia defensive backs batted a ball and it landed in Auburn's Ricardo Louis's hands and he raced for a game-winning TD? That play was dubbed the "Miracle at Jordan-Hare". That play might have been outdone in the Iron Bowl.

Down by seven, Tre Mason and Nick Marshall led Auburn down the field to tie Alabama 28-28. With time running out, Alabama RB TJ Yeldon caught a pass and got out of bounds as the clock expired. The play was reviewed and one second was put back on the clock by the review official. 

After Bama's Cade Foster missed three FGs, Nick Saban decided to try a long 57 yard FG but with freshman Adam Griffith. Griffith hit the ball well but it came down in the back of the end zone. Auburn had put their punt returner, Chris Davis, into the game in case the FG came up short. It did and Davis ran the ball back for a TD.

For the second time in three weeks, the Auburn Tigers have shocked the college football world and they have also ended rival Alabama's chance at a three-peat.

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