Pat Sullivan and Terry Beasley
Date: 1971 Size: 370x470 pixels
Auburn's candidates for college football's greatest passing combination: quarterback Pat Sullivan (7) and split end Terry Beasley (88).  Sullivan threw 53 touchdown passes and Beasley caught 30 in three varsity seasons.  Both were consensus All-Americans as seniors in 1971 when the Tigers won their first nine games, then lost to Alabama 31-7 and in the Sugar Bowl to Oklahoma, 40-22.  They are remembered on The Plain as "Bama Beaters," winning three of four from The Tide.  The Auburn freshman team in 1968 fell behind Bama 27-0, but fought back to win, 36-27.  Two years later, with the varsity Tigers trailing Alabama, 7-17, Sullivan reminded Beasley of the earlier rally.  "Come on Bease," he said.  "We're going to beat 'em just like we did when we were freshmen."  And so Auburn did, 33-28.
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