Monday, December 9 2013 7:46 PM EST2013-12-10 00:46:59 GMT
The rivalry between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide continues to thrive as each competes for bragging rights, championship wins and big awards.More >>
The rivalry between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide continues to thrive as each competes for bragging rights, championship wins and big awards. Monday afternoon, the Heisman Foundation announced six finalists for this year's award and on the list are representatives from both schools.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-12-09 23:40:52 GMT
Transcripted provided by Auburn University Athletics Dept.THE MODERATOR: At this time I'd like to introduce the head coach for the No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher. Coach, welcome and congratulationsMore >>
THE MODERATOR: At this time I'd like to introduce the head coach for the No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher. Coach, welcome and congratulations on a terrific regular season and ACC Conference Championship.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-12-09 22:57:00 GMT
The first year head coach of the Auburn Tigers, Gus Malzahn, is one of the eight finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunctionMore >>
The first year head coach of the Auburn Tigers, Gus Malzahn, is one of the eight finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:00 PM EST2013-12-09 22:00:30 GMT
As Auburn heads to the national championship game in Pasadena they'll be getting support from all across the state, including many Alabama football fans. If you want a quick pulse check of the AlabamaMore >>
As Auburn heads to the national championship game in Pasadena they'll be getting support from all across the state, including many Alabama football fans.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 3:57 PM EST2013-12-09 20:57:20 GMT
SEC champion Auburn will play ACC champion Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The game will be played at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., with kickoffMore >>
SEC champion Auburn will play ACC champion Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Here is information on how to obtain tickets. More >>
Associated Press/Vanderbilt University Athletics
NASHVILLE - Luckily for Zac Stacy, he won't be remembered for his last carry on a record-setting day.
Vanderbilt overcame a fourth-quarter fumble by its senior running back, who rushed for 169 yards and a go-ahead touchdown in a 17-13 victory over Auburn on Saturday.
Stacy had 27 carries and became the school's all-time rushing leader but lost the ball on his final rush, allowing the Tigers (1-6, 0-5 Southeastern Conference) to take over at their 32-yard line with 2:24 left.
Vanderbilt (3-4, 2-3) responded by smothering the SEC's worst-scoring offense. Clint Moseley overshot an open Sammie Coates on fourth-and-13 with 52 seconds remaining.
The Tigers are off to their worst start since losing six of their first seven in 1952 in Shug Jordan's second year as head coach. Auburn is the first team since 1936 to start 1-6 within two years of finishing first in The Associated Press rankings.
The Commodores tied the game at 10 on Carey Spear's 30-yard field goal at the end of the first half. They regained the lead on their first drive of the second half on Stacy's 2-yard touchdown with 7:34 left in the third quarter.
His 27-yard run in the fourth quarter broke Frank Mordica's previous school mark of 2,632 rushing yards from 1976-79. Stacy, who also holds the Commodores' single-season rushing record, now has 2,670 yards.
The Commodores gambled on fourth down five times, converting two that led to their first score. But they also botched a fake punt and halfback pass - both involving Stacy.
They benefited from rolling the dice twice on their opening drive, converting two short fourth downs. Three plays after Wesley Tate moved the chains on fourth-and-2, the Vanderbilt tailback took a direct snap and burst 7 yards into the end zone for a 7-0 lead with 6:35 left in the opening quarter. The score capped the Commodores' longest drive of the season - a 16-play, 75-yard march that lasted 8:25.
Auburn's offense sputtered on its first two drives with just one first down and three negative yardage plays. But Vanderbilt offered the Tigers a gift on fourth-and-9 at its own 43 early in the second quarter. Tate took a direct snap and misfired on an option pitch to Stacy, who lined up as the punter.
Auburn's Ashton Richardson recovered the fumble at the 36. Eight plays later, Cody Parkey kicked a 27-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 7-3.
The Tigers capitalized on another short field. Vanderbilt gambled again on fourth-and-inches at the Auburn 48 and turned the ball over on downs when Stacy lost a yard.
With plenty of protection for the first time, Moseley connected with Emory Blake twice for 35 yards to put the Tigers in the red zone. Tre Mason gave Auburn a 10-7 lead on a 2-yard run with 1:21 to go in the half.
Vanderbilt answered with an impressive two-minute drill. The Commodores marched 65 yards in 11 plays to set up Spear's game-tying kick.
Auburn failed to sustain drives by converting 2 of 15 third downs. Moseley was sacked five times and had just 98 yards on 14-of-20 passing.
Still, the Tigers trailed just 17-13 after Parkey's 39-yard field goal with 9:55 left.
On Vanderbilt's ensuing drive, instead of attempting a long field goal on fourth-and-3 at Auburn's 31, coach James Franklin gambled again.
He put the ball in Stacy's hands - to throw. The halfback pass was squashed as Stacy was sacked. Auburn, however, stalled once again and was forced to punt. The Tigers have gone eight straight games without a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>