If you’re like me, you’re still trying to figure out how in the world Auburn was able to pull off each of its miracle victories the past two games. The Tigers first defeated Georgia on a prayer 73-yard “hail mary” touchdown pass from Nick Marshall to Ricardo Louis, then followed that up with a 100-yard missed field goal return on the game’s final play to knock off No. 1 Alabama just two weeks later. Auburn is responsible for easily the two most amazing college football plays of the entire college football season.
Former Auburn kicker John Vaughn has a theory for what’s going on here, and Tigers fans are sure to like his reasoning. Vaughn thinks that the two Toomer’s Corner oak trees that were poisoned by Alabama fan Harvey Updyke played a role in both miracles – one for each.
— John Vaughn (@AUKicker37) December 1, 2013
Could Updyke have unknowingly set the stage for what ultimately became the greatest Alabama defeat of all-time? Maybe, maybe not – but either way, it’s an interesting theory. We’ll soon find out if the Tigers have any tricks left in the bag – they take on Missouri next Saturday for the SEC title.