Auburn pulls off upset with unusual play

SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013

AUBURN, Ala. – It’s one of the rarest plays in football. No. 4 Auburn’s Chris Davis turned No. 1 Alabama’s too-short attempt at a 57-yard game-winning field goal into a touchdown return from the back of the end zone on the final play Saturday. The 100-yard play that gave the Tigers a 34-28 victory had only happened three times before, according to NCAA records.

The play is so rare, Davis said the Tigers had never practiced it and the NCAA only has record of three other 100-plus yard field-goal returns.

LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. had a 100-yard return against UAB early this season. Clemson’s Richie Luzzi did it in 1968 against Georgia and California’s Don Guest managed it against Washington State in 1966.

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