TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Cam Newton threw for three touchdowns
and ran for another, leading No. 2 Auburn back from a 24-point
deficit Saturday for a stunning 28-27 victory over No. 9 Alabama
that kept the Tigers on course for a shot at the national
Auburn (12-0, 8-0 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 when it was
over. He threw scoring passes of 36 yards to Emory Blake, 70 yards
to Terrell Zachery and, finally, a 7-yarder to Philip Lutzenkirchen
with 11:55 remaining that gave Auburn its first lead of the day.
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