Watch Auburn's miracle against UGA
And what a play it was. The game's incredible highlights are above, but if you want to cut straight to the big play, here's what happened at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., Saturday evening ...
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall connected with Ricardo Louis on a miracle Haily Mary, and the Tigers held on to beat Georgia 43-38.
Without that miracle play, Auburn would have dropped to 6-2 in the SEC -- it lost at LSU earlier this season -- and conceded the SEC West to Alabama if the Crimson Tide could beat Mississippi State Saturday evening. Gone would have been a shot at the conference title and any chance of reaching Pasadena for the BCS national title game.
But now, it's all still on the table. The Tide will come to Auburn on Nov. 30 for the Iron Bowl, with the game deciding the SEC West. The winner will head to Atlanta to play the SEC East champion for the league title and, in all likelihood, a berth in the national championship. All of that hung on Marshall's toss to Louis.
Capturing the utter joy of Auburn's faithful, here's Tigers radio announcer Rod Bramblett with his call . . .
Naturally, Twitter exploded with the play. Here's a sampling:
Holy crap— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 17, 2013
Wow.. Those DBs from Georgia is about to get taken off scholarship ..— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) November 17, 2013
Crowd at the LVH sports book just erupted — I mean ERUPTED — at that Auburn TD. I have chills. Seems a lot of folks bet Tigers to cover.— sam_gardner (@sam_gardner) November 17, 2013
You have got to be kidding me. We'll be seeing that touchdown pass for the next thirty years. Triple coverage, tip ball on 4th and 18.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) November 17, 2013
I scared the daylight out Of both of my kids just now. That's an all-time great finish by auburn. Lucky!!— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) November 17, 2013
"The most improbable touchdown you'll ever see?" Saw it six days ago in Baltimore.— Dave Goldberg (@davegoldberg84) November 17, 2013
And in a painful twist, A.J. Green, who caught the ball Sunday in the Ravens-Bengals game went to ... Georgia.
Oh. My. God— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 17, 2013
UCF Knights (@UCFKnights) November 17, 2013
Arena police in Charlotte literally came over to check on me after that Auburn touchdown. They thought I was dying.— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) November 17, 2013
Wow.. That TD by Auburn was crazy!— JacQuizz Rodgers (@Qui22Rodgers) November 17, 2013
Auburn team better be at church tomorrow cause God blessed them— AJ Harris (prospect) (@aharris59) November 17, 2013