Dr. J. lives with an Alabama fan (the Lil Medstudent) and an Auburn fan (the Lil Resident). Dr. J. and Mrs. Dr. J. tend to root for the nearest SEC team to New Atlantis, or our host’s team, just to be polite.
With about 30 seconds left, after a two-minute drill by Auburn which was unorthodox to say the least, Nick Marshall connected with Sammie Coates for a touchdown. Dr. J., the first couple of times, watching the play was convinced he threw after crossing the line of scrimmage. He broke the plane to be sure, but his foot was in the air when the ball was released. There’s something to be said for not showing good form.
With 32 seconds left, Alabama marched down the field to their 39 yard line where TJ Yeldon ran out of bounds with one second left on the clock, a second that was added back to the clock after Coach Sabin contested the call that regulation was over.
With the second added back to the clock and his starting kicker performing poorly, he called in his freshman kicker to attempt a field goal.
The kick was short, but Auburn had Chris Davis sitting in the end zone waiting for the short kick. He ran it back for a 100 yard touchdown return.
Dr. J., as he said before, hadn’t seen a game like it, in quite some time. It was quite entertaining.
As the Ohio State, who Dr. J. can’t stand, remains undefeated, Dr. J.’s rooting for Auburn against Missouri, Florida State (where his high school girlfriend attended) over Duke, and most importantly, the Spartans against the Ohio State.
We’re looking at an FSU/Ohio State BCS championship game, unless drama happens between now and New Years. Nevertheless, the Iron Bowl was a fantastic game.