Dec. 10, 2007
AUBURN, Ala. - Thanks to the great support of Auburn fans, Wes Byrum's game-winning field goal to beat Florida has advanced to the next round in the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year contest. Byrum's kick, a 43-yard field goal on the final play to give Auburn a 20-17 win at then-No. 4 Florida, is one of 10 plays still alive in the competition.
Fans are encouraged to continue to visit www. pontiac.com/ncaa each week to vote for Byrum's kick, as the winning school will receive an award of $100,000 to the school's general scholarship fund. Auburn already received a $5,000 award for winning the weekly contest following the victory over Florida.
Each week, the three plays with the lowest vote totals will be eliminated until the top four plays are remaining on Dec. 20. Voting will continue until Jan. 7, the date of the 2007 BCS Championship Game. The winner of the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year will be announced on FOX at halftime of the championship game.
In addition, each week during the contest, a lucky individual who visits pontiac.com/ncaa, will win a $15,000 scholarship for themselves or their families. In total, Pontiac will provide $300,000 worth of scholarships to universities and individuals throughout the season.
Other schools that have plays still alive in the competition are Alabama, Appalachian State, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State and Trinity.