Auburn Beats Alabama on Greatest Ending Ever

College football is the greatest sport in America and there have been many great endings.

But I’ve never seen a better ending than the one we just saw a few minutes ago.

With one second left Alabama lined up for a 57 yard field goal.

All game long Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty had flirted with putting away the upstart Auburn Tigers. But so far Alabama had been unable to land the knockout punch.

Now it was the final moment of the game, the entire country sat, leaning forward, staring at their television screens.

Surely, Nick Saban, patron saint of the process, had prepared for this moment.

Nick Saban prepares for every moment. 

That’s the entire point of the process, nothing surprises him. 

Saban couldn’t possibly be taking a chance, risking his dynasty on a harebrained special teams scheme of a 57 yard field goal. Not after he’d already missed three field goals. Not with a kicker named Adam Griffith, a player he hadn’t trusted to attempt the first three kicks.

There was no way Alabama could lose this game, right?


Then God showed us he has a tremendous sense of humor. 

God looked down at Auburn fans and thought, “You poor bastards, you put up with idiot Alabama fans all year around. They killed your trees. They said “Roll Tide,” over and over again as they exited jail. They got those stupid ass Bama tattoos with misspelled words and constanty derided Auburn fans on Twitter by saying, “your gay.” Meanwhile, you Auburn fans had to suffer through Gene Chizik’s implosion last year and went 3-9, winless in the SEC. I’m going to reward y’all at long last and entertain the hell out of the rest of the country. Tonight, I’m starting a trailer park frenzy all over the Yellowhammer State. Alabama’s not just missing this kick, Auburn’s winning the game with no time left on the clock.”

And as the ball sailed through the air and no one breathed in the entire state of Alabama, it came up short and landed softly in Chris Davis’s arms.  

And then this happened. 

109 yards later there can be no doubt. Auburn 34, Alabama 28.

God is an Auburn Tiger.  

And there’s no way in hell that Ohio State beats Auburn on a neutral field. 


Make no mistake, the Auburn Tigers are squarely in the middle of the national title race.

Of course, all Alabama needs to have happen to play for the national title is for Michigan State to beat Ohio State and for Jameis Winston to get charged with sexual assault. 

Given Bama’s luck the past two seasons, that will probably happen.

Which would mean we’d have an Iron Bowl rematch in the Rose Bowl for the BCS title. 

Would the state of Alabama survive?

I doubt it.

Chaos beckons. 

But for one night at least, Nick Saban’s process went bankrupt.

Roll Tears Roll. 

Now Auburn better protect its shrubbery. 

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.