Iron Bowl 2013: AJ McCarron hits Amari Cooper for 99-yard go-ahead score (GIF)


Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) signals at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

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.

 

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