I have been to many an Auburn home game in the past years, but there five games stick out in my mind and remain fresh as it just happened yesterday. Today I will list my fifth and fourth most memorable games :

#5: September 28, 2002 - Auburn 37, Syracuse 34 (3OT)
This game was a thrilling second half comeback by the Tigers. Syracuse completely dominated the first half going up 17-3 into halftime. Then Auburn in the third quarter scored on a Jason Campbell QB sneak to bring it to 17-10. Then Auburn scored 14 more points to take the lead 24-17 with 7:10 left in the game. But Syracuse scored again to tie it with :23 left to take the game into overtime.

Syracuse and Auburn could not do anything with their first possessions, with Syracuse turning the ball over on downs and Auburn missing a field goal. In the second overtime, Carnell "Cadillac" Williams scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to give Auburn a 31-24 lead. Syracuse responded with its own touchdown on a Walter Reyes rushing score.

Syracuse would kick a field goal in the third overtime to go ahead 34-31, but Cadillac responded with an 8-yd touchdown to seal the deal and give Auburn the win. Oh, and did I mention that this game finally ended at one-thirty in the morning?

#4: October 13th, 2001 - Auburn 23, #1 Florida 20
Auburn was a big underdog in this game in what was supposed to be a cake walk for Steve Spurrier and his Florida Gators. Pound for pound however, the Tigers battled with Florida, making it an ugly defensive conquest. Florida scored first on a Jeff Chandler field goal, which was quickly answered by an Auburn field goal by Damon Duval.

Auburn's Casinious Moore took the team on his shoulders in the second quarter bruising his way to the Florida 1 until Daniel Cobb's QB sneak on 3rd down gave Auburn the 10-3 lead. Florida would kick another field goal to make it 10-6 into halftime. I remember my dad saying as the teams were running into the locker rooms, "If you would have told me that Auburn would be leading at the half, I would have laughed."

The second half was no different than the first. It was a gritty defensive game all the way. Florida would take the lead back in the third quarter off of Rex Grossman's arm to go 13-10. Auburn drove late in the third quarter, and finished off a touchdown drive and added a field goal in the fourth quarter to go up 20-13.

Florida would answer with another big 80-yard pass to tie it up at 20-20. The battle raged back and forth, both teams punting the ball away as time in regulation was drawing to an end. Auburn had the last say though, as Damon Duval kicked the game winning 44-yard field goal attempt to give Auburn the win 23-20.

This is the first and only time I have ever seen the goalposts come down inside Jordan-Hare stadium. What was funny about the whole scene was that Auburn was going to replace the goalposts at the end of the season anyway. The students just helped with accelerating their plans. What was more impacting was this was the last time Auburn saw Spurrier as a Florida Gator, and at the time, I thought the last time he would ever step inside Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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