Auburn defeats Alabama 28-27
Cam Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading No. 2 Auburn back from a 24-point deficit for a stunning victory over No. 9 Alabama that kept the Tigers on course for a shot at the national championship. Auburn (12-0 overall , 8-0 in the Southeastern Conference) trailed 21-0 before it even picked up a first down, and Alabama (9-3, 5-3) had a 314-2 lead in total yards at one point in the first half. But Newton, with the signature performance in what has become a season of controversy, rallied the Tigers for a victory that left the crowd of more than 101,000 in stunned disbelief.