|Auburn Quarterback Nick Marshall about to throw to Ricardo Louis in win over Georgia|
On Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 Auburn played Georgia in an SEC conference regular season game. Auburn barely wins. Georgia ended the game very close in score, but the scoreboard does not tell the whole story of how Auburn beat Georgia.
Auburn was ahead most of the game, ahead of the Georgia Bulldogs 37 - 17 at one point in the game.
Somehow, Auburn managed to blow a 20 point lead. In the final minutes of the game, the Georgia Bulldogs were up 38 - 37 over Auburn. Auburn then makes a "miracle" play to beat Georgia.
Auburn Miracle Play Wins the Game
With :25 sec remaining in the game, Wide receiver Ricardo Louis makes a 73 yard touchdown after a catch from Quarterback Nick Marshall. Marshall took five steps back before launching the football downfield to Louis.
Auburn defensive end Dee Ford said, "When he caught it, I fell on my back. I fainted for a second."
Auburn receiver Sammie Coates said, "I didn't know what to think. I saw the ball in the air, and I said, 'I hope somebody comes down with it.'"
Quarterback Nick Marshall said, "It was just an exciting moment to be a part of."
Wide receiver Ricardo Louis said, "I kind of expected to make a play, but not like that."
Coach Gus Malzahn was not worried. He had confidence in his quarterback after seeing Nick Marshall have successfully game-winning touchdown drives to win the game against both Mississippi State and Texas A&M earlier in the season.
Malzahn said, "Believe it or not, I felt good. I had a decent idea how'd they play in their two-minute defense, and we've got a great field goal kicker so we're pretty calm right there."
Auburn barely wins against Georgia, but it was nothing short of the quarterback Nick Marshall staying calm under pressure.
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Did You Know?
In the 2013 SEC football season, Auburn has won five games by a touchdown or less.