Nov 16, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt is flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during the first half against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Georgia-Auburn 2013: The End of the Affair
Auburn beat Georgia on a miracle fourth down, fourth quarter, final minute play that will likely never be duplicated in this most ancient of all rivalries.
Nick Marshall heaved the football, Georgia failed to knock the ball down, the ball found itself on the fingers of Auburn’s Ricardo Louis as he raced blind toward the goal posts. Louis completed the final impossibility of the miracle by securing the ball. He loped into the endzone, half unaware of what had happened, and so another typical Georgia – Auburn game was in the books, the Tigers winning 43 – 38.
The ultimate crime is Aaron Murray’s heroic dash into the endzone was nullified, stealing Murray’s chance at a combined record against Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech that would never be surpassed,
When it was all over, the Bulldog nation cast its vengeful eye on Penn Wagers. The Bulldog nation claims that Penn Wagers personally left the Bulldogs at the mercy of fate. Georgia’s Penn Wagers affair ended at it’s dramatic climax with the 2013 Georgia – Auburn football game.
A referee’s perfect game is simple and unattainable: no one in attendance remembers the referee.
Right or wrong, good or ill, no one is going to forget Penn Wagers.