Boxscore
Auburn 28, Alabama 27
Friday, November 26, 2010 2:30 PM
Location - Bryant-Denny Stadium
Attendance - 101821

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Auburn 0 7 14 7 28
Alabama 21 3 3 0 27

Recap


With the game – and dreams of a perfect season – on the line, Auburn kept the ball in the hands of Cam Newton. And he delivered.

Facing a fourth-and-one at their own 37, with three minutes remaining, Newton leaped over a pile of defenders for a first down that allowed Auburn to run off precious time and the Tigers beat Alabama 28-27 in the Iron Bowl on Friday. Alabama (9-3, 5-3) received the ball back with less than one minute left but, with quarterback Greg McElroy knocked out of the game, was unable to get a first down. The Tigers (12-0, 8-0) will face South Carolina in the SEC championship on Dec. 4 with hopes of playing for a perfect season and a national title.

Corraled for most of the first half, Newton threw three touchdowns in the second half to lead Auburn from a 24-0 deficit. His third touchdown, a seven-yard pass to Lutzenkirchen, gave Auburn its first lead, 28-27, with 12:15 left in the fourth quarter. Newton, who is facing allegations that his father solicited money from schools, solidified his status as the Heisman frontrunner. Newton finished with 216 yards passing, including a 70-yard touchdown to Terrell Zachery.

McElroy, who was slammed to the turf with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter, was having a career day. He finished with a career-high 377 yards passing. But McElroy was nearly flawless early in the game. By halftime, he already had established a career best with 335 yards, completing 19 of 23  passes with two touchdowns. His first touchdown was a 68-yarder to Julio Jones and late in the first quarter he threw a 12-yard touchdown to Darius Hanks to give the Tide a 21-0 lead. The Alabama defense sacked Newton four times in the first half.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:34
Alabama   TD  Alabama 7 - Auburn 0
1st Quarter - 8:39
Alabama   TD  Alabama 14 - Auburn 0
1st Quarter - 1:58
Alabama   TD  Alabama 21 - Auburn 0
2nd Quarter - 8:01
Alabama   FG  Alabama 24 - Auburn 0
2nd Quarter - 5:08
Auburn   TD  Alabama 24 - Auburn 7
3rd Quarter - 14:04
Auburn   TD  Alabama 24 - Auburn 14
3rd Quarter - 4:25
Auburn   TD  Alabama 24 - Auburn 21
3rd Quarter - 1:05
Alabama   FG  Alabama 27 - Auburn 21
4th Quarter - 11:55
Auburn   TD  Alabama 27 - Auburn 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Auburn Alabama
W/L 12 - 0 - 0 9 - 3 - 0
Conference 8 - 0 - 0 5 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Auburn Alabama
Score 28 27
First Downs 17 23
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
3-for-12
25%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
3-for-4
75%
Total Yards 327 446
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-111 30-69
Average/Rush 2.8 2.3
Passing
Comp-Att 13-20 27-41
Passing Yards 216 377
Average/Pass Play 9.0 8.2
Penalties-Yards 2-30 7-40
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 26:59 33:01

PLAYER STATS

Auburn (12 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Newton 13/20 216 3 0
Alabama (9 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. McElroy 27/37 377 2 0
A. McCarron 0/4 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
O. McCalebb 8 50 6.2 0
C. Newton 22 39 1.8 1
M. Dyer 9 27 3.0 0
T. Zachery 1 -5 -5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Ingram 10 36 3.6 1
T. Richardson 10 24 2.4 0
J. Jones 1 12 12.0 0
M. Maze 1 7 7.0 0
G. McElroy 8 -10 -1.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Zachery 2 79 39.5 1
E. Blake 3 39 13.0 1
K. Burns 2 32 16.0 0
D. Adams 2 29 14.5 0
O. McCalebb 2 24 12.0 0
P. Lutzenkirchen 1 7 7.0 1
M. Fannin 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Jones 10 199 19.9 1
M. Ingram 4 91 22.8 0
D. Hanks 5 39 7.8 1
P. Dial 3 26 8.7 0
M. Maze 2 13 6.5 0
T. Richardson 3 9 3.0 0
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