Sept. 30, 2007
Auburn has qualified as one of four finalists for the "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" competition on ESPN, for the Tigers' last-second victory over No. 4 Florida, 20-17, Saturday night in Gainesville.
Auburn earned a second-straight win over the Gators in as many years and a Pontiac Game Changing Performance nomination when kicker Wes Byrum nailed a perfect 43-yard field goal as time expired, to defeat the defending national champions. The win snapped the Gators' 11-game winning streak and 18-game home winning streak.
Now it is up to Auburn fans to determine if the Tigers earned the "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" award for the fifth week of the 2007 NCAA® Football Season. AU fans can go to pontiac.com/ncaa, where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for their favorite play. Voting begins on Sunday morning and ends at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week's "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" winner, on Thursday night, during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.
The winning university earns a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to their general scholarship fund. Additionally, the winning play will be nominated for the "Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year" award and the chance to win a $100,000 General Scholarship from Pontiac.
In addition, each week one lucky individual who visits pontiac.com/ncaa, will also win a $5,000 scholarship for them self or their family. In total, Pontiac will provide $300,000 worth of scholarships to universities and individuals throughout the season.
For full program details, visit www.pontiac.com/ncaa.