This 8 x 10 print celebrates “The Run Through” by Auburn University’s Shaun Shivers in the Iron Bowl in Auburn on November 30th 2019.
Shaun Shivers didn’t fully realize what he’d done until he got back to the locker room Saturday night and checked his phone.
His Twitter feed was blowing up with notifications from people tagging him in posts after the 5-foot-7 running back delivered one of the defining moments — and lasting images — of Auburn’s thrilling 48-45 Iron Bowl win. With 8:14 to play and Auburn trailing Alabama by five, Shivers took a handoff from Boobee Whitlow on a sweep out of the Wildcat, turned the corner and lowered the boom as he was met by Tide safety Xavier McKinney at the 6-yard line.
The low man won this battle, and the force with which Shivers met McKinney caused the safety’s helmet to go flying into the air as Shivers bulldozed his way into the end zone, giving Auburn a three-point lead with 8:08 to play in the instant classic rivalry shootout.
“You know, that was just pound-and-ground football,” Shivers said. “That’s all I knew growing up. I don’t fear nobody. He puts on pads just like I put on pads, so I just had to make it happen. I knew it I scored, that could seal the game because I know our defense was going to hold on.”
Shivers’ touchdown run, just his third of the season, proved to be the deciding score in the 2019 Iron Bowl.