Auburn Beats Georgia on Improbable Pass

By Ross Fulton on November 16, 2013 at 8:00p

Auburn's Ricardo Louis scored on a 73 yard pass on 4th and 18 with 25 seconds left hand the Tigers an improbable 43-38 win over Georgia.

Auburn's you-have-to-see-it touchdown overcame a Georgia 20-point comeback, which was capped by Aaron Murray's hard fought fourth quarter touchdown run.

Here's Auburn play-by-play guy Rod Bramblett with the call.

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DWright's picture

Watched it live... my reaction went something like this
Ball is in the air "Whelp that's an interception, game over..."
Auburn guy catches it off the deflection "WHAT NO WAY!!!!"
Verne and Gary were quick to call it "play of the year" which it very well could be, but you know...SEC.

osu78's picture

My reaction as well. The UGA player was setting up to intercept when his teammate hit the ball and we started screaming. When UGA marched down the field I was worried that UGA would still pull it out. After Bama's struggles with MSU I think AU has a chance, if they can keep the game fast and high scoring. I don't think AU's defense is all that great, but they've come through so far when needed.  War Eagle.  
No, if AU wins out and FSU stumbles we could see an OSU / AU NCG. If FSU doesn't we could just see AU wind up #2 ahead of us. I doubt it but watch the argument start if they beat Bama.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Cool. Great. Now go beat Bama.

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TMac's picture

War Damn Eagle!

ONE Not Done!

GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

The life of an SEC fan:
-My team isn't sniffing the NC game.
-Root for best team/rival in my conference (Alabama)
-Ride the success bandwagon of that team.
-Brag about how dominant the SEC is over every other conference.
-Throw on your Kentucky Wildcats gear during college basketball season.

BullCityBuckeye's picture

SEC or not, that was a crazy play on 4th and 18.  Unbelievable.

DWright's picture

Yeah I felt sick for the UGA players....the cameras wouldn't leave them alone afterwards.

thePhilipJFry's picture

me too.  Until the Georgia defensive player started trash talking when he stopped the two point attempt.  That was the most SEC play of the year.


That's the definition of freak play. Geez.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

KLF Buckeye's picture

Now ride that momentum into the Iron Bowl!

KBonay's picture

The shot of Georgia coaches all falling to the ground was priceless 

setman's picture

What got me was the camera angle from the direction of the line of scrimmage. It seemed like half the fans in the stands that the play was being run toward, had their backs turned to watch it on the scoreboard rather than watching it live right in front of them.

OSUStu's picture

Play of the year? Fun to watch but it was pure luck.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

NW Buckeye's picture

Sorry, fat finger downvote. Will up vote you on some of your other posts.  I totally agree with you - complete luck on that play.  Not the best play of the year, but might be the best bounce of the year.  

Haybucks's picture

It reminds me of the Denard Robinson TD run against us last year.  2 defenders having a shot, but cause a collision that squirted that zit to the endzone.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


locko48's picture

Like my Pop Warner and High School Coach used to say....."4th Down,   KNOCK THE BALL DOWN".  How could guys playing at the highest level (sorry NFL..but this was a SEC Game)...not know that?  And Georgia is one of the top academic schools in the SEC.
Auburn should have saved that majic for Bama.

rider1's picture

Knock the ball down! What the heck- well coached 8th graders know this. I like Richt, but it is hard to feel sorry for UGA today. 

Bucks43201's picture

Crazy play. But, on the gutsy go-ahead 5-yard TD rush by Georgia QB Aaron Murray, I did not think he got in. He looked to be down at the 1/2 yard line. For some reason, CBS would not show a reverse angle from the other side of the field; I think we would have seen his knee down more clearly. I was surprised they didn't overturn that.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Kurt's picture

Also couldn't believe we didn't get a reverse angle on that!  I saw a camera man in the background on that side of the field.  
Auburn failed to convert a 3rd and 2 when they had the backfield miscommunication - jet sweep WR crashed into ball carrying RB to thwart the play.  AU went 3 and out on that possession, UGA scored.  AU went 3 and out on the next possession and Murray did not actually score.  
Luck or not the result was fair.  Auburn dominated the entire game and deserved the victory.

thePhilipJFry's picture

I think we may have different definitions of dominate.

9Route's picture

Great points, BUCKS43201 & KURT

I'm just happy to be here

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Georgia and Northwestern should go in on grievance counselors; the two biggest snake-bit teams I can recall in recent college football.