Auburn fan swallowed up by Jordan-Hare bushes following Iron Bowl win
Rounding out their regular season at 9-3, the No. 15 Auburn Tigers topped the No. 5 Alabama Crimson Tide, 48-45, on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Boasting one of the most raucous environments in college football, plenty of students rushed onto the field following freshman quarterback Bo Nix’s final kneel down. Looking to join in on the fun, one fan got a little more than she bargained for.
Feel free to take a look, courtesy of Loren Ortega:
— Loren Ortega (@rezball_python) December 1, 2019
In what was one of the wildest Iron Bowls of all-time, Alabama took a 31-27 lead into the halftime break. Much to Nick Saban’s disliking, the Tigers were awarded an extra second for redshirt sophomore Anders Carlson to knock through a 52-yard field goal.
Reclaiming the lead for Auburn, redshirt freshman linebacker Zakoby McClain made a game-altering play with his 100-yard pick-six midway through the third quarter.
Demonstrating a continued knack for coming up with plays when he needs to, Nix completed 15-30 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown to senior Sal Cannella. The Tigers’ second-leading rusher on the day, he added 44 yards and another score on the ground.
Filling in for injured star junior Tua Tagovailoa, redshirt sophomore Mac Jones hit on 26-39 throws for 335 yards, four scores and two interceptions.
Averaging north of 5.4 yards per carry, junior tailback Najee Harris racked up 146 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.
The Tide appeared to be in solid position to send the contest to overtime, but redshirt sophomore Joe Bulovas’ 30-yard field goal attempt hit the left upright with less than two minutes remaining.