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We've had several clutch plays on our list, but here we'll honor a clutch game (or at least half) performance.
In 2010, Auburn had emerged as the team to beat by season's end, marching through the SEC, beating three ranked opponents before meeting up with arch-nemesis and No. 9-ranked Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl.
Auburn struggled mightily during the first half, and looked like a completely defeated team in the second quarter, trailing 24-0.
The second half began the epic turnaround for the Tigers as Cam Newton led his team back from the edge of the abyss.
On the second play from scrimmage in the third quarter, Newton completed a 70-yard touchdown pass to Terrell Zachery, cutting Alabama's lead to 10 (24-14) with more than 14 minutes remaining in the third.
With 4:25 remaining in the quarter, Newton took the ball into the end zone on a one-yard touchdown run bringing Auburn to within three points.
Alabama added a field goal before the third quarter ended, but that would be the last time the Crimson Tide added anything to the score.
Trailing 27-21 to start the fourth quarter, Newton and the Tigers finally took the lead with nearly 12 minutes remaining after a seven-yard touchdown pass to Philip Lutzenkirchen.
Auburn's defense then held the Tide, ensuring a 28-27 victory and an SEC-West divisional title. The Tigers went on to beat South Carolina to capture the SEC Championship before defeating Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game.
While Newton certainly was the star of the Auburn comeback, the entire team—particularly the defense—deserves credit for this monumental victory.
Never before had Auburn erased a 24-point deficit to win, and never before had the Crimson Tide surrendered such a lead to lose.
Often times, the record-setting and championship-creating clutch performances make the best stories, and that's why we've given this epic come-from-behind victory the top spot on our list of most clutch performances in college football.