June 24, 2014
Chris Davis is on his way to fame against Alabama
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's dramatic Iron Bowl win and two of the most memorable plays in Tigers' football history have been nominated for ESPY awards, ESPN announced Tuesday.
The Tigers' last-second 34-28 victory over Alabama is up for the Best Game, and the play that made it possible, Chris Davis and his 109-yard return of a missed field goal for the winning TD, is up for the Best Play.
Ricardo Louis' Prayer in Jordan-Hare last-minute catch against Georgia is also nominated for the Best Play.
Auburn's competition in the Best Game category is Indianapolis' 45-44 win over Kansas City in the NFL playoffs, and Los Angeles' double-overtime win over New York for the Stanley Cup championship.
Fans can vote here at ESPN. Uh-oh. Davis' return and Louis' catch would meet in Round Two of the bracket should they both advance in the early voting.
The winners will be announced July 16 on ESPN.
Charles Goldbrg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine