In one of the greatest college football games ever, No. 4 Auburn upended No. 1 Alabama 34-28 in an epic Iron Bowl on a missed field goal return for touchdown. The upset moves No. 3 Ohio State into the BCS Championship picture.
The Tigers (11-1, 7-1 SEC) trailed the Buckeyes by a sizeable margin — almost .100 — in the latest BCS standings released last Sunday. It’s expected they still should be behind OSU and No. 2 Florida State, who defeated struggling Florida in their rivalry game.
Go find the Auburn-Alabama last play video and the Auburn radio call if you haven’t yet. It’s a sight to see, plus could move the 12-0 undefeated Buckeyes into the title if they can win one final game next Saturday in Indianapolis. OSU will face off against previous No. 11 Michigan State.
In other BCS and Big Ten news, Penn State upset No. 15 Wisconsin. Certainly, that slightly hurts the Buckeyes’ resume, but they should be able to put all concerns to rest in the Big Ten title.
Jacob Rosen is a long-time contributor to WaitingForNextYear. He's also a writer online at SportsAnalyticsBlog and Nylon Calculus . An Akron native, Jacob is a current MBA student at the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. You can follow him on Twitter @WFNYJacob or e-mail him at udjrosen(at)gmail(dot)com.