College football began almost 150 years ago, and most programs have been playing the sport for 100 years or more at this point. Games have ended in every conceivable way, but until the early evening of November 30, no game was known to have ended on a walk-off missed field goal return.
That this happened in one of the sport's greatest rivalry games was incredible. That it happened in a battle of top-four teams was magnificent.
That it happened just two weeks after Ricardo Louis' miracle touchdown and took Auburn to within one step of the national title game, just one year after the Tigers went 3-9 and fired their coach, made this quite possibly the greatest finish in the history of the sport. -- Bill Connelly
And while the rest of us were peeling ourselves off the floor, barely capable of any reaction beyond swearing, Auburn's band members had to reassemble enough parts of their brains to play the fight song.
Watch at the 15-second mark, when the director begins waving. This is a special touchdown, and it might be the most special touchdown that's ever been scored, but it's still a touchdown in need of the same touchdown music as all the others. A duty is a duty, no matter whether your heart is screaming out of your chest or not, and even if the blond man between you and the field is flailing like a fish flying through the air.