No. 16 Auburn upends No. 5 Alabama’s playoff hopes, 48-45

Ross Houston
December 2, 2019

The Tide had made the first five College Football Playoffs fields, but its case was damaged with a 46-41 loss to No. 1 LSU. It didn't even matter that he had just watched a chaotic, 48-point second quarter that should have ensured nobody knew what was going to happen next. Waddle touched the ball four times in the half, and two of them turned into touchdowns totaling 156 yards. The clock had hit all zeroes after a pass completion yielded a first down, but the review determined the clock should have been stopped at:01. History did not repeat itself, as Carlson's 52-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, not for a 109-yard return the other way.

Smoke Monday returned another one 29 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Once again, though, the lead did not last, thanks to Waddle.


Alabama's Mac Jones threw a frightful pass midway through the second quarter against Auburn that resulted in a pick-six for Smoke Monday.

Emotions flared up a couple of times in the third quarter.

Sophomore kicker Joseph Bulovas missed a 30-yard field goal attempt with two minutes left down 48-45. Bo Nix's two-point pass to Shedrick Jackson made it 48-45.


Faced with a 4th-and-7 at the Auburn 37 with 5:13 to go, Nick Saban kept his offense on the field and was rewarded when Jones scrambled for an 18-yard gain. We tried to put the defense back in.

Georgia's win over Auburn looks stronger now as well.

The second-highest scoring Iron Bowl in series history had viewers on the edge of their seats and ended with Auburn fans storming the field.


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