DALLAS (FWAA) – The Auburn Tigers (11-1) stunned No. 1, unbeaten and two-time defending national champion Alabama, 34-28, in one of the most memorable finishes in college football history to earn the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Nov. 30.
The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and Eddie George.
On the Iron Bowl's final play, Chris Davis returned a missed Alabama field goal attempt from the back of the end zone – officially 100 yards – for a touchdown to give the Tigers a berth in Saturday's Southeastern Conference Championship Game against Missouri. Auburn had rallied to tie the game at 28 when Sammie Coates caught a 39-yard pass from Nick Marshall with 32 seconds left.
It was a second consecutive game in which Auburn won with a play for the ages. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said he didn't see Ricardo Louis' 73-yard catch that beat Georgia 43-38 on Nov. 16, but he got a front-row view of Davis' return as he bolted down the Auburn sideline.
"The first thing I'm looking at is does it have enough distance. I saw it didn't have enough distance, and my eyes kind of got on Chris," Malzahn said. "They had their field goal team out there and it had some big guys on it. I thought he made a couple of guys who could tackle miss and made some good blocks and went down our sideline to score the touchdown."