This double framed print by Greg Gamble includes 2 of the Auburn Illustrated’s
“Miracle Catch” and “Kick ‘Bama Kick”.
This Professionally framed print is framed in a 1″ Dark Walnut with a brushed gold lip and a Navy suede and orange matting with glass* and backing and ready to hang. It measures approximately 17 1/2 X 25″ and is ready to hang.
*May contain plexi glass due to safety and shipping concerns.
The “Miracle Catch” is a limited edition print that celebrates Auburn’s historic Hail Mary against Georgia on November 16th, 2013.
Louis scored on a deflected 73-yard pass from Nick Marshall on fourth and 18 with 25 seconds left to give Auburn a 43-38 victory over No. 25 Georgia on Saturday night.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Louis said. “It just landed right into my hands. I saw it once it got over my shoulder. It got tipped, I lost track of it but when I looked over my shoulders, it was right there.”
The Tigers (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) had blown a 27-7 lead but pulled out one more huge play to continue the biggest turnaround in major college football. From 3-9 last year, they can win the SEC West with a victory in two weeks against No. 1 Alabama.
Marshall heaved the ball downfield with two defenders around Louis. It bounced off safety Josh Harvey-Clemons hand and Louis reached out his left hand to corral it. Marshall said he stiff armed a defender before letting the ball fly.
All he could do then was watch and hope.
“When I saw it get tipped around, I knew we still had a chance,” Marshall said. “It was a live ball. I saw that Ricardo still had his eyes on the ball. That’s something we work on at practice: keep your eyes on the ball.”
The most memorable play in a generation for Auburn has been replaced by perhaps the greatest play in college football history. In a season of miracles for the Tigers, there has never been and never will be one bigger than Chris Davis’ 109-yard return to dethrone No. 1 Alabama, 34-28.
The “Kick Bama Kick” limited edition print portrays this historic play.
As the 78th Iron Bowl ended and pandemonium erupted, with a dogpile of Auburn players in the end zone and thousands of fans rushing onto the field, there was mostly disbelief. About the entire game, which had turned wild even before the last play. About the stakes for Alabama, which seemed headed toward a third consecutive national title. About what it meant for Auburn, which has turned 3-9 last season into 11-1 and a trip to Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game in its first year under Gus Malzahn. But mostly about the massive amount of destiny that seems to be riding with the Tigers this season.
“We talked about that we wanted to keep it close, and if we could get it to the fourth quarter playing at home, with our crowd, we would find a way to win,” Malzahn said. “You know, the way we won the last two weeks is really unbelievable.”
Think fate isn’t on Auburn’s side?
Officials actually signaled that regulation ended after Yeldon ran to the Auburn 38 before being shoved out of bounds; only after video replay did they put one second back on the clock. It turned out that was just enough time for Alabama to make a momentous decision: It would send freshman Adam Griffith out for a 57-yard field goal.
“The wind was behind him, one second left, so you’re thinking what could go wrong if he gets it up?” Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said. “The worst thing you think is it may get blocked.”
Clearly, that wasn’t the case. Initially, Auburn was going to play a safe field goal coverage so that they’d have at least one man back to prevent a fake from beating them. Then, after a time out, Malzahn sent Davis into the end zone as essentially a return man in case the kick came up short which it did, right into his arms. Most unexplainable is that Davis was hardly touched. After catching the ball and running right, he cut back to the left just past the 10-yard line. Alabama tight end Brian Vogler had a shot at him at the 20, but Davis escaped his grasp and sprinted to the sideline where only holder Cody Mandell could have caught him. But it was too late. Alabama, which put eight linemen on the field, didn’t have the right personnel to catch Davis once he got free.