To those who watched, it was one of the craziest ends to a football game they've ever seen.
The Auburn Tigers beat The Georgia Bulldogs Saturday 43-38, in a game that featured 415 yards passing by Georgia and 320-plus by Auburn. It also featured the Dawgs coming back from a 2nd quarter 27-7 deficit, to take a 38-37 lead on Aaron Murray's 5-yard TD run with 1:49 left in the game.
But the hapless Georgia defense couldn't stop Auburn and QB Nick Marshall. Facing a 4th down with 18-yards to go and 25 seconds left in the game, Marshall let it fly. He threw deep down the middle of the field to seemingly covered Wide Receiver Ricardo Louis. Louis was covered by Georgia safties Josh Harvey-Clemons and Trey Matthews. Both Harvey-Clemons and Matthews did what they were supposed to, they kept Louis in front of them. The problem, rather than bat down the pass or catch it, Harvey-Clemons tipped it. And as the two Georgia defenders slowed to make the play, the tip kept the ball moving....right into the waiting hands of Louis, who bobbled it slightly before waltzing into the end zone.
The play you'll see a lot the next couple days (Thanks CBSSports)
Here's another angle of Louis' game winning catch. (Thanks WSFA-TV)
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To their credit, the Dawgs weren't done. Murray got the ball back and drove his team from the Auburn 25 to the Georgia 20 before running out of time.
The game moved Auburn to 10-1 on the season, 6-1 in the SEC. It also lines up this years Iron Bowl date with Alabama as the biggest game left in the SEC season.
As for Georgia, if it wasn't for bad luck, they wouldn't have any luck. They drop to 6-4, 4-3 in the SEC and likely a minor bowl game.
CBS Sports reporter Tracy Wolfson talked to Marshall and Auburn coach Gus Malzhan after the game.