We are into the Sweet 16 for our Auburn Sports Moments Bracket and there are some intriguing matchups that you will have the chance to vote on. Below is the full bracket as well as the polls for each matchup.
Kick Six- The 2013 Iron Bowl which is known as the "Kick Six", was when Auburn cornerback Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards as time expired to knock off number one Alabama and clinching a spot in the SEC Championship game.
Bo Jackson's 1985 Heisman Trophy- Bo Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy rushing for 1,786 yards and 17 touchdown on 278 attempts. Jackson became one of the best known athletes around the world during the 80's and played pro baseball and football simulatneously.
Auburn Baseball's CWS Run 2019- Auburn baseball made an incredible run to the College World Series last summer knocking off third-ranked Georgia Tech and 14th ranked North Carolina. Despite losing in the College World Series, the Tigers were able to make it back for the first time since 1997.
Punt Bama Punt- The 1972 Iron Bowl was arguably one of the best wins for Auburn in the series history. Alabama was undefeated and number one in the country while Auburn came in with an 8-1 record under Shug Jordan. In the fourth Alabama led 16-3 until David Langner recovered two blocked punts to give Auburn the lead. The Tigers would hold on for the 17-16 victory to pull off one of the most amazing wins over Alabama.
Bo Over the Top- The Punt Bama Punt game was the last time Auburn would win in ten years until Bo Jackson made headlines with his leap over the goaline on 4th and 1 in the 1982 Iron Bowl. The win was Pat Dye's first ever win over Alabama.
Iron Bowl 2019- The latest edition of the Iron Bowl was a game to remember as Auburn beat Alabama 48-45 in one of the highest scoring games in series history. Both teams reeled off 38 points in the second quarter alone and continued to score in the second half. The difference late in the game was a missed filed goal from Joseph Bulovas which hit off the left upright.
Auburn Basketball vs Kentucky 2020- College Gameday came to the Plains as Auburn faced Kentucky in a top-25 matchup in Auburn Arena. Students got in line as early as 2am and waited until 8:30 when they opened the gates. The atmosphere from Gameday to the real game was electric and the fans got to see Auburn pull off the win by a final of 75-66.
2010 Football National Title- Auburn finally got their hands on the crystal ball for the first time in the BCS era when Wes Bryrum's game winning field goal beat Oregon 22-19 to give Auburn their first national title since 1957.
Final Four Run 2019- Auburn made an NCAA Tournament run to remember as they knocked off blue bloods such as Kansas, North Carolina, and Kentucky to reach the Final Four. Auburn would fall in a heartbreaker to Virgina coming just one game short of playing for a national title.
Auburn Football 1957 National Title- Shug Jordan led the Auburn Tigers to their first National Championship in school history going 10-0 with their most notable win being a 40-0 drilling over Alabama.
Auburn Gymnastics Beats Alabama 2016- Alabama hadn't lost to Auburn in Gymnastics since 1979 but that would come to an end when Auburn beat Alabama 197.275 to 197.250 in 2016.
Softball's CWS Final Run- Auburn Softball would come so close to winning a national championship as they lost in game 3 of the World Series to Oklahoma. The Tigers put together an amazing run defeating UCLA, Georgia, and Florida State to make it to the final. Auburn would win game two on a walk-off grand slam from Emily Carasone to force game three.
2010 Iron Bowl- Auburn faced a giant test in Tuscaloosa as they looked to remain unbeaten against Alabama. The Tide rolled in the first half as they led 24-7 going into the halftime. Coming out of the half, Auburn would score on two straight possesions to cut the lead to three. Alabama would tack on a field goal to make it 27-21 until Cam Newton found Philipp Lutzenkirchen to give Auburn their first lead of the game. Auburn's defense sealed the deal shutting down Bama's offense as the Tigers won 28-27.
Auburn's 2004 Undefeated Football Season- 2004 was one of Auburn's best football seasons as they finished 13-0 with a win in the Sugar Bowl over Virgina Tech. The Tigers had a strong offense and defense with big names like Ronnie Brown, Jason Campbell, Carnell Williams, Carlos Rogers, and Travis Williams. Auburn would be snubbed of playing in the BCS National Championship game as Oklahoma would get in with one loss to play the USC Trojans.
1989 Iron Bowl- Known as the "First Time Ever", Alabama made their first trip to Auburn to try and remain unbeaten. The game was built up because Pat Dye had fought to bring the game to the Plains. Auburn would win by a final of 30-20 to ruin the Crimson Tide's perfect season.
Prayer at Jordan Hare- Auburn's 2013 season was on a knife edge as they faced a 4th and 18 against Georgia with 25 seconds to play. Quarterback Nick Marshall would throw a deep ball towards the streaking Ricardo Luis who would somehow catch it off a deflection from two Bulldog defenders and would score to give Auburn the 43-38 victory.