The last time the Iron Bowl was played in Jordan-Hare Stadium, the game was defined by defensive back Chris Davis’ legendary game-winning touchdown return off a missed field goal, which sealed a final-second upset of Alabama. And on the eve of a new chapter in this heated rivalry, Auburn’s Haley Center commemorated the historic play.
The Haley Center, which houses Auburn’s college of education and the university bookstore, used lights to display a “00:01” from its windows on Friday evening. It is a reference to the one second that was famously — infamously if you’re an Alabama fan — added to the clock that allowed Davis to become the hero on that late November night.
The Tigers will attempt to pull off another stunning victory on Saturday night, as they enter the Iron Bowl as huge underdogs to No. 2 Alabama. The Crimson Tide are fighting to secure a spot in the SEC Championship game and move one step closer to the College Football Playoff.
Auburn (6-5) has had an underwhelming season, but derailing its arch-rival’s title hopes would certainly end the regular season on a high note.
— The Auburn Plainsman (@TheAUPlainsman) November 28, 2015