Jan. 14, 2014
Chris Davis heads to glory with a return that sent Auburn past Alabama (Todd Van Emst photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. -- You wanted dramatics? Then you wanted the 2013 Iron Bowl.
Auburn beat Alabama on the last play of the game 34-28 when Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards to become an instant highlight for the ages. Tuesday, it was named the Game of the Year by the United States Sports Academy and SportsIllusrated.com.
Five Auburn games made SI's Top 25 games.
Auburn's win over Oregon in the BCS national championship game to end the 2010 season was another Game of the Year for the Tigers by the Sports Academy.
Four of Auburn's wins appear on SI's list: A win over Texas A&M, at No. 25; a win over Missouri in the SEC title game, at No. 14; a win over Georgia, at No. 5; and the win over Alabama. Florida State's win over Auburn in the BCS Championship Game came in at No. 2.
Previous winners of the College Football Game of the Year by the U.S. Sports Academy were: Rutgers over Louisville, 2006; Appalachian State over Michigan, 2007; Texas Tech over Texas, 2008; Alabama over Florida, 2009; Auburn over Oregon, 2010; and Alabama over LSU, 2011 and Texas A&M over Alabama in 2012.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: