Dec. 20, 2007
Thanks to the great support of Auburn fans, Wes Byrum's game-winning field goal to beat Florida is one of four finalists in the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year contest. Byrum's kick, 43-yard field goal on the final play to give Auburn a 20-17 win at then-No. 4 Florida, was one of 13 original finalists that have been voted by fans through three rounds and into the final four.
Fans are encouraged to continue to visit www.pontiac.com/ncaa 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, and was the winner of the $100,000 top prize in last season's competition.
Voting will continue for the top four plays 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.
The other finalists are: Appalachian State's blocked field goal on the final play of its win at Michigan; Alabama's touchdown pass in the final seconds to beat Arkansas; and Trinity's multiple-lateral touchdown on the game's final play against Millsaps.