When this Iron Bowl was billed as the best game in the long history of the rivalry, it smelled a bit of media puffery—especially when No. 1 Alabama was tabbed as a 10-point favorite over No. 4 Auburn on the road.
As it turned out, the college football media was right—and Las Vegas oddsmakers were wrong—as this year's tilt on The Plains will go down as one of the most incredible finishes, and wire-to-wire games, not just in Iron Bowl history, but ever in the sport.
Auburn returned a missed field goal the length of the field to knock Alabama out of the national title game, a result that perfectly encapsulated the wild and crazy 2013 season that has been. The Tigers' win will have long-reaching consequences throughout the BCS, as will several other results from Week 14.
Numerous coaches were fighting for their jobs over the long Thanksgiving weekend, and even more teams were battling for conference titles and BCS berths.
From Auburn to Seattle, and from Fort Worth to Chapel Hill, college football's Week 14 was the best of a season that has delivered an incredible show.
Click on to see who triumphed and who stumbled through the final full week of the 2013 campaign.