Coach Terry Bowden's 11-0 season
Date: 1994 Size: 470x439 pixels
Terry Bowden, sopping wet from perspiration, celebrates Auburn's 36-33 come-from-behind football victory over Florida at Gainesville in 1994.  The Gators, No. 1 nationally, had won seventeen straight at home and were a sixteen-point favorite.  Auburn trailed by four points with thirty-six seconds remaining when Patrick Nix lobbed a pass from the Florida eight between two defenders to Frank Sanders, who leaped and caught it for a touchdown.  Thirty seconds later, unbeaten Auburn had won eighteen games since Bowden became head coach and all since bing placed on NCAA probation before the start of the 1993 season. The Tigers won two more before being tied by Georgia, 23-23, and ending the season with a 21-14 loss to third-ranked Alabama.  Auburn, off probation in 1995, went 8-3 in the regular season, including a 31-27 triumph over Alabama that made the Tigers 3-0 against Bama in games played at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Then came an embarrassing 43-14 loss to Penn State in Tampa's Outback Bowl January 1, 1996.
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