WATCH: Cam Newton's reaction to Auburn's game-winning TD is both hilarious and odd
The last time Cam Newton played for Auburn, the Tigers beat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship.
On Saturday night, however, it wasn’t Newton doing the damage; it was freshman Bo Nix.
Nix led Auburn on an 11-play, 60-yard scoring drive that was capped off by his 26-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with 26 seconds left. What an amazing come-from-behind victory, as Auburn beat the Ducks 27-21.
Newton was certainly watching, and following the win, the Panthers quarterback released an oddly funny Instagram story about the game:
Cam Newton’s Instagram story reacting to the Auburn – Oregon game is the best thing I’ve seen all day. pic.twitter.com/adOqTjYjFe
— Blattman (@davidblattman) September 1, 2019
There’s a back story here. Nix played on Newton’s 7-on-7 team, and the two became rather close. Nix got the opportunity to work with Newton, and it was a lifelong dream.
Nix’s reads improved over the time he worked with Newton, and it’s safe to say that the Panthers quarterback made a big impression on the young Auburn signal caller.