Skip to comments.No. 7 Auburn survives No. 25 Georgia, 43-38
Posted on 11/16/2013 4:53:52 PM PST by Hoodat
Ricardo Louis scored on a deflected 73-yard pass on fourth and 18 with 25 seconds left to lift No. 7 Auburn to a stunning 43-38 victory over No. 25 Georgia on Saturday night.
The Tigers (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) had blown a 27-7 lead but pulled out one more huge play to continue the biggest turnaround in major college football. From 3-9 last year, they can win the SEC West with a victory in two weeks against No. 1 Alabama.
Auburn's Nick Marshall heaved the ball downfield with two defenders around Louis. It bounced off safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and right into Louis's hands.
Aaron Murray, who had engineered the comeback with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, could only stare helplessly from the bench.
He led Georgia (6-4, 4-3) all the way to Auburn's 20 but his final two passes fell incomplete as time ran out.
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does Bama play tonight or is this a bye week?
Alabama just started on ESPN. Florida (my alma mater) has mant starter injuries including 1st and 2nd string quarterbacks, but they are now ahead of #10 South Carolina by 14-6 in the middle of the 2nd quarter.
That was the hardest sports event I ever watched since Christian Laettner beat my Wildcats in the last second.
I knew Auburn would fall apart if Georgia started passing. Holy Crap that game gave me a headache.
Next stop. Iron Bowl Baby!!! I wonder if they will go down in the polls Sunday? Who cares?!!! They got a bowl bid now right? Could be the BCS!
I happened to see this, as I tuned in for the last part of Georgia's comeback, including of course the apparent non-touchdown to take the lead, which was not overturned. ( It was very very close, either way. )
In the Louis touchdown, both defenders were to one side of him. One of them just about had the interception when the other defender reached across him and tipped it away, and into Louis' hands. You could see this in the replays.
Also note Georgia came very close to scoring yet another touchdown in the closing seconds, when they had several tries from around the 20 yard line. So, an amazing finish, all in all.
What are defensive backs taught on such a play late in the game and on 4th down? Knock it down!!!
Caught the last 7 minutes or so.
A 4 loss Georgia team that struggled with North Texas State is certainly not going to help Auburn in the polls.
I don't know. When CBS had the split screen it was clear to me his knee was down on my 75" HD screen. I wonder if the refs had that technology available to them?
I was yelling so daddgum hard, even from here, that I woke up my neighbors.
WAR EAGLE! IT IS GREAT TO BE AN AUBURN TIGER!
But Auburn won and Georgia is/was ranked. And the SEC is the SEC. I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped in the polls though but they should at least stay in the top 10.
We bounced that final TD off the HELMET of a defender. OFF THE HELMET!!!!
Thanks, Hoodat....good luck to Bama too. I’m going back and lie down in a dark room with a cool cloth on my face for awhile longer.
Yes, it is, Jemian. It got really loud here at my house when Lewis caught that ball.
Louis not Lewis.
We just learned his name tonight even though we remember him from last week when he has some great plays. I don’t know where he came from but I’m glad he’s a Tiger!
Exactly. ESPECIALLY on fourth down. And interception at that point actually costs you 50 yards in field position. It is basic football fundamentals like that which have cost Georgia dearly just as it did in the SEC Championship game last year when Chris Conley caught that pass 3 yards short of the goal line, allowing time to expire.
I wasn't even looking for his knee. It was clear his elbow was down before the ball crossed the goal line. And in order for him to lunge forward after hitting the ground short of the goal line, he would have had to push off from somewhere, and that somewhere definitely was not his feet.
Just saw it.......WOW! Now that’s an “Immaculate Reception.”
I have yet to see it. Waiting for the highlights and I’ll probably have to wait about 12 hours before I can download here. Really, our IT people just do not understand. Think they’re non-SEC people or somethin’.
That's a good point. Obviously the refs got it wrong, if there is some governing body they should be reprimanded for f_cking up such a big call in such a big game.
We won! I hate questionable calls in a game, but I do not recall a game when someone wasn’t yelling at the ref. They’re just human (with bad eyesight). A good team overcomes that.
We won. WAR EAGLE!
The Miracle At Jordan-Hare.
Holy Crap FL is still beating SC! Too bad your coach is going the get Chiziked me thinks?
There was that one fumble call but I think it was a called correctly.
Wish I could be down there for the Iron Bowl.
I hope he is “Chiziked” seeing how Auburn has turned it around.
My fear is that Muschamp will do just enough to keep his job.
Wish I could, too. That town will be ELECTRIC for the next two weeks.
Makes one think Chizik was Malzahn’s puppet. The way they now run their 5 way option is so cool makes the pro set 3 way option I ran in high school like child’s play. Man is it exciting.
WooHoo! Gators hold SC on 4th down and 3!
There should be an SEC football thread every weekend...I elect you!
With all the talent that Georgia puts into the NFL every year, the lack of achievement at UGA in the BCS field is due to coaching.
Let’s see if UGA can beat GA Tech in Atlanta...certainly the way the “Dawgs” play defense, GA Tech is going to score points against them.
Mississippi State still hanging tough against Bammer. State will probably lose, but the Tahd knows they’ve been in a battle.
I am so looking forward to the Iron Bowl this year, especially if both teams can be contenders for the National Championship. SEC football is so much better than the NFL to me. :)
War Eagle! Way more stressful than it should have been, but can’t beat winning :-)
Well I knew it was too good to be true for the Gators to win.
Oh well, SEC won. If you ain’t got that patch on your shirt you ain’t nuthhin’ but a flash in the pan.
SEC Rules, everyone else drools.
Stanford loses to USC?
Auburn should move up!
Amazing what happens after you fire a bad head coach.
SEC is the NY Yankees of College Football.
Mizzou and TX A&M only add to it.
Sour grapes. We moved up.
That is the point ignored by many a Bulldog.
I was on a plane yesterday from Atlanta to Seattle. It had those little TV screens on the back of every seat. Well, there musta been a lot of Auburn and Georgia fans on the plane, and a lot of folks were watching the game. When Louis got that touchdown, everyone watching let out such a holler! People not watching, people sleeping, listening to music or something else; everyone looked up to see what the hell was going on, are we crashing? It was so funny!
Incidentally I came through Auburn on I-85 around 10:30 or so, many, many hours before the game. It was only slightly backed up on the Montgomery side, but man, the Georgia (westbound) side was already backed up to almost to 280! That traffic jam was 10+ miles long at 10:30 AM, from exit 51 all the way back to almost to exit 62.
Being nervous about flying (not fear of crashing, just missing my flight, etc.) I sure was glad eastbound was moving OK!
#6 in the BCS!
Truly unbelievable game. The wife and I were supposed to be on the Georgia coast with a mess of UGA fans but our younger daughter got sick so we had to cancel. I am thankful now because we watched all together the Miracle in Jordan-Hare. Should never have come to that but credit UGA with a great comeback (one man’s “comeback” is another man’s “collapse”). the next two weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl are going to be insane. I give us a less than 20% chance of winning but with this team you just never know. War Eagle!