Auburn Decides Iron Bowl Upset Not So Important After All

Posted by Kendall Salter on November-27-2009 Add Comments

That was not what Gene Chizik had in mind. It couldn't possibly have been. He didn't really mean to call a draw play with under a minute remaining and 15 yards to a first down, did he? Alabama won the game with a gutsy, season-defining type of drive, but not without plenty of help from the Auburn coaching staff, secondary, and time management skills.

Check out the play-by-play from Auburn's final drive. There are problems all over this play calling. A short pass to Ontario McCalebb was dropped after hitting the freshman back directly in the chest—and that may have been a good thing, as the pass was short of a first down and in the middle of th...

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