Auburn stunned enraptured viewers with a 109-yard return on a missed field goal by the favored Alabama in the Iron Bowl Saturday. With only 1 second on the clock and the game tied, Alabama freshman kicker Adam Griffith sought the long game-winning field goal.
But Griffith was unable to get the distance for the 57-yard kick, which dropped the ball into the hands of Auburn’s Chris Davis, who then ran for an astounding 109 yards, leading Auburn to a win.
He said, “Sometimes luck just isn’t on your side. It’s one of those crazy plays. It’s almost like a video game. That’s something you do on Madden or NCAA. It’s just a wild play.”
This is only the fourth time ever that a missed field goal was returned for over 100 yards in the NCAA.
See history all over again: