The 2013 version of the Iron Bowl between the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers has been everything that we hoped it’d be. It’s been a back-and-forth dogfight that has worked its way to the fourth quarter.
And, what a final quarter it’s been so far.
After Auburn cam out in the third quarter and immediately tied the game up at 21, the scoring went a bit stagnant the rest of the way. But in the beginning of the fourth, AJ McCarron and the Alabama offense kicked it into a new gear.
After a beautiful Auburn punt left Alabama backed up to their one-yard line, it looked like McCarron and his offense had their work cut out for them.
Then, this happened:
McCarron hit wide receiver Amari Cooper for the amazing 99-yard touchdown strike to give the Tide the lead back at 28-21 and keep their national title hopes alive.
There’s still a lot more football to play in Jordan-Hare, but that could prove to be the dagger in the heart of the Tigers.