Auburn 28, Alabama 27
Regular season (Nov. 26)
For weeks, Auburn detractors had circled the Nov. 26 Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa as the day of reckoning for Cam Newton and the Tigers. When Alabama jumped out to a 24-0 first-half lead, the skeptics seemed vindicated. But then Newton came to life, throwing three touchdowns and rushing for another to lead No. 2 Auburn to a thrilling win over the defending national champions. The biggest comeback in Auburn history was also the signature performance of Newton's Heisman-winning season.