It looks like we know who will get the Tears of Unfathomable Sadness Award....
Alabama auburn ending..,
THERE'S the punch to the soul dong that we were looking for today...
10 years ago #neverforget
Oh my God.
ESPN hasn't updated yet.
They returned a missed field goal for a touchdown in OT.
Not OT. Final play of regulation.
Oh my fault, I could have sworn it was in OT.
Was in regulation with no time left. Have to question Saban for even attempting it.
4 National Titles say that Saban thinks that question can be shoved up a reporter's ass (cuz you know they're gonna be stupid enough to ask it).
And his girlfriend
No, keep the girlfriend, I like her
Why? The odds of making it, and thus winning it right then and there, might be low but its gotta be a whole lot better than, well, *that* happening.
I saw an NFL coach a week or two ago pull back his FG team after the defense put a real return man back there. The coach didn't want a buch of offensive linemen trying to make that tackle.
It may not have been the most likely thing to happen, but it certainly wasn't completely unpredictable. For that matter, neither was a block and return for a TD. A long FG is far from a risk-free event and if your kid hasn't shown the leg in game situations, I think a little second guessing is warranted.
The kickerbwas a true freshman backup, because the starter missed you FGs. Askingbtgat guy to kick a 57 yarder to win the Iorn Bowl is way too much
That's just wow.
as per ESPN title page: Auburn returned a last-second missed field goal for a TD to knock off No. 1 Alabama in a heart-stopping Iron Bowl
Honestly, it kinda hurts. That was the miracle that slipped through our grasp.
Eh. I'm not mad.
Days like this, with two huge rivalry games coming down to the last moment, and one ending in the most improbable way possible (I've never seen a game end that way in America, ever, much less what was at stake) are reminders.
That football is the greatest game on Earth.
Yeah I felt a little twinge too as Auburn began to celebrate
Auburn was ranked #4 going in. We had a back up kicker and hadn't made OSU punt once in the second half. I'm still cool with Brady going for 2 even after Auburn won by going for the tie with 30 seconds left.
pretty sure both teams stopped each other on the first drives of the 2nd half
Omfg!!! I just shat myself!! Wow bcs chaos!!!
Auburn could jump Ohio but it's not likely.
Don't worry, auburn will jump them in the poll. Ohio will reap what they sowed with their blowout losses in '06 and '07 that started the SEC dominance.
You'd better be right. As it stands, Ohio in the MNC and sparty in the rose bowl is a very real possibility. Heaven help us...
Is going to beat ohia
If auburn wins out, they will jump OSU .... Especially with sc and Mizo winning tonight. There is an sec bias and auburn has a much better schedule. We cost OSU a spot I the title game today.
That. Was. Amazing. Gif material for years with these fan reactions.
OMG the Bama father consoling his sons lololololololol
That's what happens when your fans aren't used to losing. It would be nice to be in that position again someday
As good as the sobbing buckeye and sons photo circa 2006?
Wow!! This is huge.
WOW! We just saw an alltimer ending there. Holy Moly!
Think this means we can get Hand to decommit and decide to come to Michigan?
But maybe this will ramp up the Saban to Texas rumors.
Exist in your world?
Smart play by Auburn to have that set up. Great finish. I think they pass OSU. OSU may very we'll lose in the Big Ten Championship game anyway.
OSU beat an unranked team by 1, Auburn beat the No. 1 team. Plus, in the SEC championship Auburn will play a No. 4 or 5 Missouri team. That win will be more impressive than an OSU win over MSU and should give them a bump to No. 2.
I see no way the human voters would do it, even if they do think Auburn is better
If not by Alabama, then who? FSU might be without their heisman QB.
That would be the worst scenario for my heart. Ohio winning because their opponent was plagued by questionable morality. I have never, and will never again, root as hard for Sparty as I will next week. I physically cannot take Urbz in the national championship with Ohio.
Ohio State is not getting out of the Big Ten Championship game alive.
Then MSU goes to the Rose Bowl. We're losers either way. Tough Year for us.
Plus ND and Ohio didn't lose in the regular season last year. The football universe demands more suffering beyond poor seasons for us. At least it led to an enjoyable ND blowout.
Saban to Texas.
Hand to Michigan.
Peppers to Michigan.
Borges to Bolivia?
This day has had two craziest endings for 2 games I've ever seen. Downside now is that buckeyes will move to #2 and prolly are heading to MNC game.
Auburn's jumping them, book it.
no undefeated bcs team is going to be jumped by a 1 loss bcs team, quit sucking the sec's dick
Name one. Wisco? Auburn will have several when they win next week.
If this happens, the Big Ten should quit the entire system because it is flawed. What if, instead of Ohio State in that situation it was Michigan? We would never allow such horrible SEC incestuous logic. If OSU beats MSU, then they deserve to be in the Nat Championship game regardless of what happens in SEC land.
And will actually root for sparty. MSU in the Rose Bowl is the lesser of two evils. And they are absolutely kicking themselves for blowing it against ND.
That was such a terrible decision to kick it, you have to know he is 5-10yrds short most of the time. Auburn is probably the dirtiest program is the SEC, which makes it worse
I'm pretty sure that's Bama, if there's even an outright leader.
"you have to know he is 5-10yrds short most of the time"
Not sure if you mistyped, but it was a different kicker for the final FGA.
I believe Saban was quoted after the game saying that the kicker routinely makes 60 yard kicks in practice and they had the wind.
Part of me is happy Bama lost, and the other part is disappointed that today is a great day for Buckeye fans.
Fire Saban. He got outcoached.
I may just rewatch this off my DVR for the rest of the night.
Gus Malzhan was a high school coach five years ago. Good thing Auburn decided he was not up for the job.
And to think they wanted to add that second back in for that.
Amazing holy shit. Upside: no Bama in the MNC game, downside: probably Ohio plays for it.
MSU just clinched a rose bowl didn't they
Does Auburn jump OSU in the BCS is the question?
Auburn fans- I'll be waiting for my thank you card for predicting this.
Auburn can run this FG back if alabama is short.
You should have said, "Michigan can win this game if Hoke decides to go for two." Maybe it would have come true.
More of a factual statement than a prediction.
Auburn will jump Ohio.
Eat that, Saban! Now, if MSU can beat OSU, and Auburn loses next week, we could have a title game without the SEC and OSU.
Except mizzou would go to the title game if that happened.
What can happen when you go to OT?
That wasn't in OT.
My bad. Flipped away and then back and just assumed that was Bama's first possession in OT.
when they gave Bama back 1 tick I was SURE they'd make a FG or Hail Mary. ..it's like u can't conceive of them NOT making a play!
That's how I wanna think of Michigan again- like in '97 when I just KNEW we'd make the play when we needed (ahem...Charles Woodson)
Guess I have to root for sparty
Well geez, that's weird.
Don't rule them out yet, ESPN will do their best to get them into the BCS game.
If MSU beats osu next week and Auburn loses to Mizzou...holy shit.
Depending on where Alabama drops to in the poll (my guess is four or five), if Ohio State and Auburn lose in their championship games, you could see Alabama back in the NC game. Especially if Missouri loses tonight.
No, no more letting Bama in when they can;t even win their own f'ing division. Whatever needs to happen to make that not happen is a requirement.
Why not MSU? A one-loss team, whose only loss was to a ranked team (ND 25 at the time) with arguably the best defense in the country. Seems like that would be a better choice than Missouri or Bama.
Jeeeeesssssuuuuuussssss....what an ending.
I hate Ohio as much as anyone else, but it would help the conference if they were in the NC game and perhaps our recruiting.
Jeeeeesssssuuuuuussssss....what an ending.
I hate Ohio as much as anyone else, but it would help the conference if they were in the NC game and perhaps our recruiting.
Fuck ohio. Go green!
You think osu getting boned in the NC game would help our recruiting? How exactly would it help OUR recruiting anyway? Anybody considering UM or OSU would go to OSU.
Plus I wouldn't root for OSU to make the NC game if they were playing syria. I hate fucking everything about them.
Craziest fucking shit ever
I really hope Winston is innocent, so if osu is in game they don't play a backup qb.
If he did do hopefully he goes to prison.
So do you want to just go ahead and spoon feed OSU a national championship right now?
Knowing our luck, they'll sneak in with FSU, Winston will get suspended, and they'll waltz their way to a title.
Could this season possibly be any shittier right now?4
as if today wasn't bad enough...now OHIO is off to the national championship game and perhaps against a team without their starting QB.
don't count little bro out yet... they can surprise ya sometimes!
Gotta like Urbz in a championship setting, but Sparty's defense is unlike anything they've seen. Gonna be interesting. We got in a shootout with them and almost got em, but Sparty just isn't capable of winning that kind of game. Ohio offense vs Sparty defense is like Oregon vs Auburn a few years ago.
Auburn will edge out OSU if they beat Mizzo. S-E-C!!!
I am going to guess that Aurburn jumps Ohio State anyway, but wow.....I don't know if there is any other word which sums up the end to that game. Alabama outgained Auburn by a smidge over 100 yards, but Auburn was by far the more efficient team on offense in this game, I would say.
AU should know they can't win the tough games with that silly offense. Don't know what their problem is.
Yeeeahh the difference is they chose to recruit Offensive Linemen... Also normal sized playmakers. Also they have a defensive coordinator who actually teaches their guys how to play...
AU better be in the NC of they beat Mizzou
Moral victory for 'Bama. They put so much heart into the game!
troll alert, clean up on aisle troll
Is there a real chance that auburn jumps osu?
I find it hard to believe they'll leave an SEC team out of the MNC.
Scary thought - if MSU wins and Missouri beats Auburn those are #2 and #3, teams Sparty with an outside chance at NCG? lol
Not a chance. They have to lose- they won't. 11/30/13 is the day the fucksluts won the national championship. Fuck Urban eyer.
Wow, just wow
Can MSU lose and Ohio not go to the title game?
My thoughts exactly. Dong punch with a sledgehammer.
Wow - poor Nick Saban - looked so sad.
they keep out a team that is on a streak of 24-0 in a "major" conference... as much as that pains me to say.
A lot of wishful thinking in this thread.
It boils down to MSU, as it pains everyone to say.
OSU will lose next week. I'm telling you. If you've watched MSU play this year it's clear that this is not SOS or Sparty No! or lil bro or whatever. This is a damn good football team. Full stop. So if you don't want to see the Buckeyes in the NCG you can sit back and relax knowing that these Spartans have your back.
I have zero doubt sparty is a good football team. My question is, will they score enough points? I'm just not sold on their offense.
Oh, I'm not doubting that. But MSU's offense just is too vanilla. OSU Won't have to worry about the added dimension of a dual-threat QB (like a Gardner, Colter, Scheelhaase (sp?), so they can afford to load vs the power run, which is how Sparty seems to establish themselves offensively.
The game will largely be on Cook's shoulders...and I'm not sold that MSU has enough playmakers to win the game.
Don't get me wrong...I'll be pulling for MSU in this. I'm just not sold on a team that could score only 14 against Purdue. I think OSU wins a close one.
They'll score between 28-34 points on OSUs mediocre defense. MSU has a very average offense but keep in mind that the defense will cause turnovers and put MSU in great field position at least once and special teams and the punting game will keep the ball contained on the OSU side of the field. The MSU game plan isn't meant to dominate the scoreboard or the offensive stat sheets. It's built to control the game and steer it's trajectory towards an MSU win. No last second heroics. No 80 yard bombs. Just slow and steady inevitability.
Just shook my head when I saw McCarron all upset at the end and then getting a kiss from Katherine Webb. You just know he was thinking, "eh, it's not so bad." She's incredible.
Is that you Musburger?
Is TExas A&M beats Missouri and Missouri beats Auburn is MSU the #2 team in the country if they beat OSU? Or does Bama sneak in as a 1 loss lol. Mind blown. (Bama would obviously go to NCG but MSU would be #3 in the country lol)
About FSU? Oklahoma state has only 1 loss, either Missouri or auburn is likely to have 1 loss and frankly, bama has already won a natl title without winning sec, so if your scenario pans out, which seems unlikely, bama would probably get back in.
Ok State is out of games after this weekend. MSU still has one more and its against "#2" OSU. I agree Bama would go but you'd have four 1 loss teams in MSU, OSU, Bama, and Ok State and obviously MSU would have beaten OSU and OK State is idle next week.
I did not mean Alabama v MSU in the NCG. I mean who would face off vs FSU in this scenario.
Or whoever wins sec title unless probably. Thought okla st still plays?
After seeing the end of Auburn game i was thinking why dont we ever get those kind of breaks. OSU seems to always have luck on their side, why not us so much?
This coaching staff has been rather terrible this year, however, today, I agree that they totally out-coached Meyer and his staff.
Besides OSU knowing what play UM would run on that last play of course.
16 games in 14 years?
I mean... It did take a combination of luck and probably the worst decision by Saban ever...
Who says we looking up to them? Abviously they have taken a good advantage of us and our turn over on coaches while they still have the same coach and keep building instead of trying to RE-BUILD.
Mark Dantonio was 6-7 in year three year. Using your logic MD sucks and ought to have been fired after year three. He has as many 5 loss seasons as he does 11 win seasons.
This was one of those experiences which keeps me a college football fan after 40 years. I was hooting and hollering like a little kid. What a great game, and incredible finish.
Does the ACC have a toolbag commissioner like Jim Delany? Remember, he openly lobbied for a cheating OSU squad to play in the Sugar Bowl a few years back. Maybe the ACC can do the same for FSU.
As for Auburn leapfrogging OSU, I think it would be deserved since the Tigers have better wins and a tougher schedule. But I don't think the BCS voters would have the guts to do it.
Greatest, most unique ending to a college football game I have ever seen. Add to that the implications of it all, and wow. Just wow.
one of the crazier ends to a game I can imagine. Just think about how awesome it must have been for those Auburn fans in attendance
That was probably like putting your nuts, just your nuts, on the dresser and having someone bang them shits with a spiked bat.
Auburn was 3-9 last year. Coaching matters. Wow.
When you gys bitch your bitching should at least consider all the facts.
You've said this 3 times now. 1 was sufficient.
So there is that.
It's not about Hoke. I think our roster has talent in 2014. If they are coached correctly then the sky is the limit. If not, it will be another long year passing the buck.
Hoke and Brandon surely know that. Borges and Funk still have to go.
We didn't beat an undefeated Bama in Hoke's first season either.
And Auburn won on a miracle play twice. UM had one such game.
For all we know Auburn fans could be saying the same thing you are in two years.
If you are going to bitch at least bitch logically.
True. But have you seen the way auburn is winning some if these games? Auburn this year is a lot like Michigan 2011. They probably should have lost the last two games.
You can argue the wins and losses - we saw just how far UM is from Bama last year. It was not competitive. Auburn was 3-9 last year. They just beat Bama. And if they lost it would have been by a Td max. A big diffference than what we are. Coaching does matter.
By your thinking, if OSU ends up as the BCS champion then our loss to them by only one point would be proof of good coaching, right?
Remember he coached at Auburn as OC so he already knew what he had. Auburn players have ran his system before. This isn't a good analogy because we don't know what Auburn will be like in 2014-15.
I know we hate Ohio round here but if they don't play for the title if they go undefeated, then that doesn't bode well for the perception of the BIG 10.
u say that as if the committe will take an undefeated BIG Ten team in a 4 team playoff if the eye test tells them a one loss team is better. Perception matters.
Not playing Bama. They'll play FSU with a backup QB
And by getting it forces Alabama to have to do something to win the game. Interesting. I guess that's okay.. if it works for you.
Yes and also Auburn has a really good record and there is a lot for them on the line...whats for uofm on the line at this point?
UM's defense did not. I also believe Auburn's QB was healthy.
And so was their kicker.
Being rivalry week I was thinking UofM has a lot of rivals: OSU, MSU, ND
On the other side Sparty only has us. Is that why they play us like its their superbowl? Does it make it easier to prepare for just one rivalry game as opposed to 3?
That's not how it works in the BCS.
I never thought I'd say this, but "Go, Sparty."
If Wisconsin drops out of the rankings, neither Ohio nor Sparty has beaten a currently ranked team this season have they? Could be an interesting ranking situation this week.
Did anyone else notice Kozan during this game? How dominant was that kid?? I can only imagine how much better our O-line would be with just that commit.
Talent is not the issue with the line.
I agree, but he would be a seasoned Interior linemen... That's all I was getting at... He's a Sophomore I think? Maybe RS Fr the more I think about it...
Was he higher rated than Kalis? I doubt it. Or if anything they were equal. Thay is like saying if Tom Brady was drafted by the Lions 12 years ago his career arc would be the same. We have high rated recruits galore on the OL from 2012 and 2013. Right now until Funk develops any of the younger guys into someone great you cannot move player ABC from team A to UM and say "he would have been great".
Another great game, and another crazy finish. I really like seeing Saban do something stupid that cost his team the game. It's hubris at its finest. Arrogant ass uses his larger than life status to get one tick on the clock -- which was bullshit to begin with -- and he uses that one second to shoot himself in the dick.
Most of our assumptions about Ohio's porous defense could be tested against various matchups. I think Alabama and Staee run offenses that are predictable and slow themselves down, thereby allowing Ohio to stay in those games or win them outright. Against more dynamic systems run by FSU or Auburn (not sure about Mizzou), we'd see a better chance of a fiery and ruinous end for those motherless fucks.
I think you are wrong about Bama. They have a ton of talent on offense. Predictable or not you still have to stop it and OSU does not have the coaching to stop Bama. Bama scores 30 plus on OSU. Maybe even 40.
For once I agree with you. Heck I think MSU will put up something like 24-28 on OSU at a minimum, potentially low 30s. They have 1 great LB, a D-line that is talented but uber young outside the DTs, and nothing special in the secondary. MSU OL will keep Cook's jersey relatively clean and Langford will have more holes than UM backs.
Forget FSU or Bama or whatever against OSU defense. They would toy with it. That said OSU offense is legit. Braxton did not even have a good game through the air -he missed a few big passes that would have really hurt, thankfully. If he was on with his pass game that offense becomes FSU like in scary-ness. I would love to see Hyde versus Bama defense but MSU defense will be interesting at the minimum.
I agree that Bama has a ton of talent, but Ohio's defensive strength is their D-line and I'm guessing that they could win a matchup with Bama's OL - which didn't appear to have a great run game tonight.
I was less bummed by our loss than I am with Bama's loss and all the pretty things that will come to Staee and Ohio because of it.
I think most Spartan fans are thinking Rose Bowl no matter what happens in the crazy world of college football in the next couple of weeks. Our loss to ND in SB may have been... ahem... interesting, but we lost because our offense hadn't clicked yet. It now has clicked (enough to be average which is all MSU needs).
Rose Bowl first. if we have another season like this next year maybe then Spartan fans can start to worry about a NC. At least teams will have to earn it rather than win a popularity contest soon. That can only help MSU in any run for a NC.
Well, the sad thing is that if Jameis Winston doesn't play against OSU in the NCG (assuming they beat Sparty), they have a MUCH better chance to win. That sucks BIG BALLS.
The "Ron Zook Dumb Punt of the Week" goes to... Nick Saban!
If the BIG Ten can't get an undefeated OSU team in the title game, then u can't be mad if UM goes undefeated one year and gets passed over for a one loss team from another conference.
We don't play piece of shit non conference schedules like osu does.
Uhh yes we do.
Don't know what the hell you are talking about. This post is saying to keep OSU as #3 since the teams ahead of them would also stay undefeated. The scenario you are describing is really irrelevant to his rooting for Bama
I'm sorry, but I just can't bring myself to ever root for Ohio or msu. Alabama just screwed this whole thing up. Would love to see Ohio get spanked in the NCG--if that is a possibility.
Auburn will jump them. Watch and see.
I am hoping Bane shows up in Indy next week.
Pulling for Sparty to win, unless Ohio does t move into the top 2
Fuck bama ...war eagle
Don't ignore Missouri. They are leading A&M. If they win they play Auburn. If they win that they will be 12-1 with only a double OT loss to South Carolina. They have a number of big wins against ranked teams.
I was watching that game in a roomful of people who couldn't care less about football, and we were all stunned. I have never seen a game end that way..
Saban should have pulled a Mike Tomlin ...
Not only did Cade Foster get death threats via twitter but one woman shot and killed another in Birmingham. Just in case anyone thought Bama fans forgot how to lose.