Down Goes Bama! Down Goes Bama!

By Chris Lauderback on November 30, 2013 at 7:28p

Leaning on a 109 yard field goal return for a touchdown as time expired, Auburn took blow after blow from the reigning national champs and escaped with a 34-28 stunner. 

With Alabama's kicking game in total shambles, Nick Saban opted for a 57-yard field goal try with one precious tick left on the clock. Bless you, SEC officials, for determining T.J. Yeldon made it out of bounds following a 24-yard run, giving birth to the fateful attempt. 

You know what it means. 

[Related: Ohio State's team bus goes nuts for Auburn's last-second win.]


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Dublin68's picture

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.......Thanks god for the gift...go Bucks

TMac's picture


ONE Not Done!

Hovenaut's picture


I sure feel a whole lot better now....what a difference a few hours make.

Or one damn second!

Hi Nick!

DrBuckeyePete's picture

That was the craziest ending I have ever seen... wow 

Ohio State Alum '10 
Go Bucks! 

CALPOPPY's picture

Yeah. I'd like to see if that sequence of events has ever ended a college football game. I mean, that was crazy. You could not make this up:
Bama had the ball and 3rd and 2 at the Auburn 17 with 3 min (or just under 3 mins) left and ultimitely miss a FG from the 27.
Auburn drives down (mostly running) to get the TD with 32 secs left...while the game-tying score was a broken play (which was a great play...and why mobile/running QBs can be so dangerous) for 39 yds.
Bama drives and in a dew plays has the ball on their own 38 with 7 secs left. They then RUN the ball for a 24 yd gain to the Auburn 38. They ran the ball with 7 seconds remaining!
The clock runs out...only it doesn't and they give another second. The review does show that the foot stepped down just before the 1 ticked off. It couldn't have been more than 5/100 of a second. Only slow motion replay could have overturned that call.
So Saban decides to try the FG with someone that was 1 for 2 on the season. And Bama had already missed 3 FG on the night.
FG was short and is returned for a TD to end the game.
Bama lobbied to get an extra second to end the game in regulation...and that is just what they got. Amazing.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

thatlillefty's picture

Great synopsis dude. Gotta love college football.

Edincostarica's picture

FANTASTIC ENDING!!!  Did you see Saban's face?  Priceless!!!


KingsRite's picture

Just win baby and we are in!!!!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

blueinsconsin's picture

Michigan-Ohio State and Bama-Auburn are why NCAA football >>>>> NFL football

Not here to troll...Go Blue

ITWASME's picture

I know I'm probably going to get down voted into oblivion but do we get jumped? I don't believe we should but we all know the sec bias...

cplunk's picture

AP poll, yes, but it doesn't matter.
Human polls, maybe, but I doubt it

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I won't believe it until I see it. I just can't imagine it. Undefeated teams jumping OSU is one thing, this would be totally different.

kalabuckzoo's picture

Media says.... hem, haw, hem, haw, hem, haw, hem, haw, rabble, rabble, rubble, rubble, hem 'n haw.

alust2013's picture

Considering Auburn won their last two games on pretty fluky plays, I say no. Plus, they have a loss, and an undefeated team has never been jumped like that in the BCS. Plus, Auburn could be beat by Mizzou next week, and then we would just have a big mess, and OSU will most likely win the B1G champ game against a team that will be top 10. Plus, if you look at computer rankings, losses hurt, bad. 

...and Michigan still sucks.

cplunk's picture

That was freaking unbelievable! Never seen that!
Tyvis Powell, thank you sir. saved the world today. This Auburn ending would have sucked withoutPowellPowell

Evansvillebuckeye's picture

Yeah, it means we r only minutes away of hearing why auburn should jump our bucks....

dr green's picture

Uhh, seconds away.

D-Day0043's picture

A one loss team has NEVER jumped an undefeated team from a major conference in BCS history.

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D-Day0043's picture

One win away!!!!!! Go Bucks!!!!!

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Dips's picture


740buckeye's picture

Does Auburn jump Ohio State?

Normal Buck's picture


Ahh Saturday's picture

Get ready for it folks. It's gonna be a long week of people calling for Auburn, but it won't matter because we are playing for the Crystal Ball this year!!!!!!

topgun67's picture

but good thing is the way BCS system is  1 loss team won't pass us.
some voters will vote on coaches poll for AU ahead of OSU yes, but not enough... and computer poll, we will be ahead
if we win next week (we still need to get it done)
we are in BCS champ game

dr green's picture

Gotta get by Sparty first.

GoBucks10's picture

So much amazeballs!!!!!!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

topgun67's picture

What a game
57 yard fg missed and AU returns for TD.  Bad call by Saban
There goes SEC in this year's championship game.
Amazing game though.  Bucks should be ranked #2 in BCS.
There will be doubters on ESPN/CBS that will be lobbying for 1 loss AU to be ahead of OSU, but it won't happen in BCS system
Great day from Korea.  let me hear you Buckeye land.  show me some love and  let us hear your comments.
Great GAME and watching AU beat AL in the last second of the game, wow.  just wow
Anyone see diff scenario than what I just laid out?  AL is stunned.. what a great site. 
Watching 7 hours in a smoke filled PC cafe in Korea from 2 am local time has been worth it.

CALPOPPY's picture

As for the SEC gone for the title game, I hope you are right. That would mean that we would win. But I've seen stranger things happen and am all kinds of worried about MSU. I think we can move the ball and score but don't know if it will be enough if the defense doesn't hold better. UMs best defense was their offense and that kept our scoring down.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

teddyballgame's picture

I damn near drove my car off the road

buckeyemanda's picture

'Nother one bites the dust!
Let's eat Mich St. & carry onward!

Sean N's picture

Now I've seen absolutely everything.

alust2013's picture

Well, Duke could pull the upset on FSU... nah, nevermind.

...and Michigan still sucks.

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GoBucks10's picture

Who cares about being jumped. Let's go beat sparty, buds!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

JBuckeye's picture

You know what it means.

That we get jumped by the masters of all things BCS?

dwcbuckeye's picture

In less than ten seconds, i totally lost my voice

D-Day0043's picture

Let me say this clearly... WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET JUMPED! A 1 loss team has NEVER jumped a undefeated team from a major conference in the BCS era EVER!

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

Squirrel Master's picture

just because it hasnt happened, doesn't mean it never can. i believe it wont but you are wrong in saying it never will.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

D-Day0043's picture

This is the last year of the BCS and if it doesn't happen this year, the it actually never will. My god man. Think positive. Don't be a buzzkill.

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Squirrel Master's picture

Has nothing to do with being positive or not, I said I don't think we will get jumped but your absolute statement is not positive. Its naive to say it never will! Anything can happen!

As we say in my family, NEVER say "its in the bag"! We don't know what the voters will do and what the "computer" rankings will say. Not to mention, Whisky lost to PSU, that hurts us in the computers.

Again, I think if OSU beats MSU, we are good but I wouldn't be so adamant about it. Anything can happen.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

CALPOPPY's picture

I won't, but I should downvote you for this. This made me shutter.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

RedStorm45's picture

Holy crap. Holy crap.  I even love Luke Fickell right now!

EDUGOON's picture

Oh my lord!!! i think my neighbors just called the cops on me. I just god anything is possible!!!! Win and Where In #GOBUCKS!!!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

jBarnes's picture

tOSU MNCG 2014 - Yes!!!!!!!

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

sharks's picture

A man got to have a code...

DefendYoungstown's picture

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

DefendYoungstown's picture

The hate already starts on CBS of the one loss jumping the undefeated team...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

TMac's picture


ONE Not Done!

Paul's picture

1 point followed by 1 second!!! Two of the most improbable exciting back to back games I've ever seen:)

There are winners and there are losers, and then there are "THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY"


ohiowhitesnake's picture

Bama tears are sweeter than wolverine tears tonight!

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Yes this is absolutely what we needed, but a lot of you people seem to forget we have a pretty serious game against us next weekend. I know it has never happened before, but Auburn will be nipping at our butts after Sunday night. If we don't look convincing next week and auburn doors may be the first time a team had jump an undefeated. I'm going to enjoy this, but have a grain of salt with it.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

DJRoss926's picture

Pull the stick out of your ass and enjoy tonight.

CALPOPPY's picture

I agree that we have a serious game next week. But I think that if we just win, then we are in. But beating the Spartans will not be easy. That's what I'm more worried about...starting tomorrow.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

EDUGOON's picture

What an amazing day of Football!!! This is a definite win and your in situation for tOSU now correct?

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

BuckeyeSouth's picture

I feel bad for Bama Mike, but MAN that was incredible!  We gotta take care of business next week or none of this matters.  Feels good to be a Buckeye right now.

Champions.  Undisputed.  


Hard to go undefeated

JLBNYC's picture

ahhhhh  - finally!
Just take care of business next week and OSU gets its shot!

TatumRuled's picture

Just imagine: Had OSU lost today...Bama's loss would be salt, mixed in with acid, in the wound that exposes the heart.

"Hell, Woody didn't recruit me; he recruited my mother!" -Jack Tatum                       

cplunk's picture

Thank you Tyvus Powell

FROMTHE18's picture

Think people need to take a second and think about todays game and how thinking MSU will be a cakewalk is pretty misguided. Their D is pretty legit, and against our defense, anyone, even bollman, can move the ball...I expect a tight game. Get that win, then worry about the National Title Game.

buckeyedude's picture

I don't believe I've seen anyone claiming MSU "will be a cakewalk." Have yet to see that. Maybe I'm wrong.



VarsityClubPintGlass's picture

I still remember the 1998 season. Don't forget about Sparty.

Phillips.449's picture

Are we sure Bama won't just drop to #2?

zbd's picture

Auburn should go to number 2. OSU played the weakest schedule in the country, in the weakest conference and barely beat the weakest teams in the conference.  Their defense is horrible.

buckeyejonross's picture


"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

BamBamBuck's picture

Don't you mean #1? Just who in the hell has FSU played? That's right no one, conclusion you do NOT know what you speak of. Therefore STFU and go away!


Buckataltitude's picture

Auburn tough game LSU maybe Georgia.

FSU tough game Clemson maybe Miami.

Doesn't look that much better than tOSU.

AngryWoody's picture

Not sure if you're being serious...or just forgot your sarcasm font.

Our Honor Defend!

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

You are cute and funny. 

I like cookies.

buckeyejonross's picture


"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

DaiTheFlu's picture

Here goes Brad Edwards, already greasing the rails for Auburn to pass us. Fucking bull shit, but it still won't happen.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I saw that, and I was annoyed too, but after thinking about it some more I think he was just honest. Given what we know about how the computer rankings have worked this year, it sounds entirely plausible that Auburn would jump OSU (and FSU) in those rankings. Clearly the human polls will all have FSU #1. Will OSU's lead over Auburn in the human polls be enough to offset the computer polls? This is what Edwards said. Can you disagree?
Personally, I think voters in the Harris and Coaches won't rank a one loss team ahead of an undefeated team from a major conference. I think the vast majority put OSU at #2, giving OSU enough breathing room to hold off Auburn. Then, if OSU wins next week, I think it solidifies that #2 because MSU is actually good, and largely seen that way.

4thandinches's picture

I remember a few years back when Bama didn't even win their division but ended up winning the championship. Folks, we still have another week to play. A lot of crazy could still happen. But if FSU and OSU take care of business they are in.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

Sean N's picture

Root for A&M tonight.  South Carolina next week. Easy.

BuckeyeChris's picture

So, this is where curb-stomping a sh*t Mich$*# team would have come in helpful?!?!

Norwalk's picture

Today is scarlet M day, you are allowed to use i's, g's, a's, and n's. To answer your question, yes, but next week will decide everything.

BamBamBuck's picture

False statement. The talking heads would be saying that AU should jump tOSU even if we curb stopped scUM. It is their job to stir the shit for ratings purpose. If SOS was the end all we would be ranked above FSU


BuckeyeChris's picture

Sorry gang, but we played an as*-crap scUM team and made Devin Gardner look like a Heisman candidate.
This was our day to make a statement and we asked a question. Ugh...
If Auburn jumps us, they jump us. 
Beat Sparty and thank Geesus for the Rose Bowl. 

teddyballgame's picture

Every team is capable of having a bad day and even struggling against opponents which they really shouldn't. The difference between tOSU and everyone else though, is that even when we have a shit game we still don't lose. 
IF we go 25-0 we've certainly earned the right to be in the BCS NCG.

Ethos's picture

god damn some of you guys are depressing. WE FUCKING WON! enjoy it for a fucking day for the love of everything that is holy!  who gives a shit even if they do we are undefeated for two fuck-years (thank you to lewis black for this new description). please do us all a favor and go be a wolverine fan as you obviously can't enjoy buckeye victories.

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

BuckeyeChris's picture

Apologies to all... my rant was emotionally fueled and irrational. A win over scUM is a win over scUm.  Please forgive... 

Phillips.449's picture

Forgiven Chris!  F~ck M!ch!gan! +1

zbd's picture

Auburn should be #2. OSU plays the weakest schedule in America and barely wins. The Big Ten royally sucks this year.

biggy734's picture

The Cooley Matrix that lets you add the hypothetical results has Auburn #1 if they win next week.
But it also has Ohio State #2 and Florida State #3 if we win.

lax20's picture

The loss of Alabama will give this team a real purpose.  Now they are playing for a shot at the NC.  This will go a long way in making the D play alot better. GO BUCKS

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Fuck you Bama! Fuck you

Brady Hoke ate my comment

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

In other news - Mark May just swallowed his tongue!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Youngbuck85's picture

So alabama, who hasn't beaten a top 15 team this year, gets exposed by.... A spread offense with a dominant running game and a dual threat quarterback under a new coach? Wow! It's almost like we could have beaten them....

Colin's picture

Joe Berger posted a reaction video on Twitter but it doesn't have playback it only downloads so I uploaded it to youtube. It's still dark but it covers the whole play.

Fairground Stripper's picture

Let's bring it next week Bucks.
And give Urban a month to face any team.  I like those odds.

edr4225's picture

lets go bucks!!

D-Day0043's picture

Carlton dancing GIF. Automatic up vote.

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Nappy's picture

We don't give a damn...
Beat MSU

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

ibuck's picture

Beating MSU will be no easy task, especially with OSU's lackadaisical defense.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

aabuckeye's picture

It's going to be a good game: their great defense against our great offense; their so-so offense against our apparently so-so defense.

mchaytou21's picture

Auburn still has to win its conference championship game, not an easy task. The polls are far from being decided...crazier things have happened, so tOSU should just do what it has done for the past 24 games, which is take care of the opponent in front of them and not be concerned with anything else. Its been said all year and it will hold true, just win and you're in.

When an intimidator fails to intimidate, he becomes intimidated.

Knarcisi's picture

Hey Finebaum, fuck you. 

gobucks5413's picture

I know today wasn't pretty but good lord folks. It was a damn good day. When you're complaining about the d, remember the 90s. I'll take today's result. One more win. C'mon urban. Beat Sparty and we get our chance

Hocking Hick's picture

I really believe we will get ****ed by the voters.  Even if we stick Sparty by 60.

"I'm here as a red light is in the street."  - Howard Finster

cal3713's picture

Just think about how easily we could be in Bama's shoes right now.  I'd rather win by 1 after giving up the second most yards in school history than lose.  Fuck Michigan, again, next week.  Let's go get 'em...

will0327's picture

Im sorry but with number 5 and 34 on our side ...."hell theres no question who will when"
honestly i feel extremely confident with Braxton and Hyde they literally said NO today and put the team on their back. This team will be so focused this week yall dont understand think about it last year there was no light at the end of the tunnel they can see that light and its fucking shining right now MSU is just another team in the way ....Let the media talk thats have left to throw at Ohio State we have done everything they have asked up to this point and more .... We are witnessing something that well will tell our grandkids about understand this people 


Sean N's picture

Still not 24 in a row

BuckeyeStrong1993's picture

If y'all think MSU will destroy our D. Imagine what FSU will do to us in the NCG in front of millions and millions of viewers.


INTLBUCK's picture

Well, all my mid season BCS worrying took care of itself, just like everyone said it would. I love being wrong. 
Question: does this basically mean that no matter the outcome of the B1G game, MSU goes to the Rose Bowl?
Would be nice to see MSU have one last "Sparty, No!" moment left for us.