AUBURN -- Auburn honored the 10-year anniversary of the passing of long-time radio announcer Jim Fyffe last week with a selection of his greatest calls. Auburn fans then voted on their favorites.
No. 9 | 1993 Auburn vs. Florida
Here are the Top-10 all-time Jim Fyffe calls as selected by Auburn fans:
No. 10 | 1999 Auburn vs. LSU
Auburn tied a school record with its 22nd win and continued its best start in school history with an 80-54 thrashing of LSU before a sold-out crowd of 10,500 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Chris Porter came off the bench to record his ninth double-double of the season with a game-high 23 points, including an acrobatic put-back dunk off a Bryant Smith missed jumper that gave the Tigers a 53-33 lead with 13:44 remaining in the game. The 1999 SEC Player of the Year also contributed 12 rebounds and 5 steals. Smith added 17 points and Doc Robinson 12 points and 5 assists. With Auburn leading 31-26 with 4:03 left, the Tigers closed the half with a 14-0 to take a 45-26 lead. Auburn led by as much as 31 at 70-39 with 5:42 left.
Late in the first quarter, Auburn's undefeated season was in serious jeopardy as the Tigers faced a 14-0 deficit and Florida was driving looking to add to its lead. However, the Tigers' fortunes turned on one play as Calvin Jackson stepped in front of a Danny Wuerffel pass and raced 96 yards to make it a 14-7 game. After Florida extended its lead to 27-14 at halftime, Auburn responded with a 23-yard touchdown from Stan White to Tony Richardson to cut it to 27-21 with 2:18 to play in the third quarter. Auburn drove 80 yards in 10 plays and took the lead at 28-27 when James Bostic broke a tackle and scored from four yards out on fourth and one with 13:40 remaining in the game. The two teams traded touchdowns, making the score 35-35 with under six minutes to play when Auburn got the ball and started its game-winning drive. The Tigers drove 52 yards in 12 plays and Scott Etheridge nailed a 41-yard field goal with 1:21 remaining, giving the Tigers a 38-35 victory.
No. 8 | 1989 Auburn vs. Alabama
On a day that many people said would never happen, Auburn defeated Alabama, 30-20, in the first Iron Bowl ever played in Auburn to clinch its third consecutive SEC championship. The Auburn offense was led by Stacy Danley, who rushed for a season-high 130 yards. James Joseph put the Tigers on the board first with a 1-yard TD run. After Alabama took a 10-7 lead, Auburn scored 20 unanswered points to take control with a 27-10 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Alabama cut the lead to 27-20, but a 34-yard Win Lyle field goal put the game away.
No. 7 | 1986 Auburn vs. Alabama
After falling behind 17-7 in the third quarter, Auburn's defense held Alabama scoreless the rest of the game, setting the stage for a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Brent Fullwood rushed 26 yards for a touchdown with 14:53 remaining in the game to cut the deficit to 17-14. The Tigers still trailed by three when they got the ball back on its own 33 with 4:54 remaining. On a fourth and three from the Alabama 49, Jeff Burger hit Trey Gainous for a nine-yard gain and a first down to extend the drive. Three plays later, Lawyer Tillman scored a touchdown on a 7-yard reverse to give Auburn the 21-17 victory.
No. 6 | 1989 Auburn vs. Florida
In one of the most exciting finishes in Jordan-Hare Stadium history, Reggie Slack found Shayne Wasden in the end zone on fourth and 11 from the Florida 25 with 26 seconds left to play to give Auburn a 10-7 victory. The Tigers' defense was superb, allowing the nation's leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, to gain only 86 yards on 27 carries, far less than his season average of 161 yards and gave up only one completed pass for six yards.
No. 5 | 1993 Auburn vs. Alabama
With Auburn trailing 14-5 and facing a 4th-and-15 from the Alabama 35, backup quarterback Patrick Nix was forced into duty after Stan White suffered a sprained knee when he was sacked on the previous play. Nix promptly secured his place in Auburn history by connecting with Frank Sanders on a touchdown that cut the deficit to 14-12. Auburn took the lead for good at 15-14 on a Scott Etheridge 26-yard field goal 46 seconds into the fourth period. James Bostic sealed Auburn's perfect season with a 70-yard touchdown run with 2:19 remaining in the game.
No. 4 | 1982 Auburn vs. Alabama
Auburn ended a nine-year drought in the Iron Bowl with a 23-22 win as Bo Jackson went over the top from the one, capping a 67-yard drive with just over two minutes remaining. The win was the first for Auburn head coach Pat Dye in the Iron Bowl. Jackson ended the day with 114 yards.
No. 3 | 1985 Auburn vs. Georgia Tech
The game was a matchup between two of the programs which legendary coach John Heisman once led. Bo Jackson, who would go on to win the 1985 Heisman trophy which bears the name of the former Auburn and Georgia Tech coach, stole the show. Jackson rushed for 242 yards on 32 carries including the 76-yard game-winning touchdown in Auburn's 17-14 victory. Auburn rushed for 377 yards on the day.
No. 2 | 1987 Auburn vs. Georgia Tech
Trailing 10-7 with 4:01 remaining, Auburn took over on its own 9-yard line, needing a touchdown to win the game. Quarterback Jeff Burger led a 14-play drive that he capped off with a four-yard pass to Lawyer Tillman. Aundray Bruce led Auburn's defensive effort with three interceptions, a caused fumble, a recovered fumble, three QB sacks and an interception that he returned 45 yards for a touchdown.
No. 1 | 1994 Auburn vs. Florida
Auburn took its 16-game winning streak and number four ranking to The Swamp to face the top-ranked Gators and came away with a thrilling 36-33 victory. The lead changed hands four times in the fourth quarter alone, the last time on Patrick Nix's 8-yard touchdown pass to Frank Sanders with 30 seconds remaining. Andy Fuller caught a career-high seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.