VIDEO: Remembering When Nick Marshall's Hail Mary Pass Against Georgia Preserved Auburn's Magical 2013 Season

By David Hayes
Nick Marshall completes a pass to Ricardo Louis on 4th & 18 to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs in 2013 season.
Nick Marshall completes a pass to Ricardo Louis on 4th & 18 to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs in 2013 season. / YouTube/G4MarchMadnessHD
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When it comes to college football, sometimes you simply have to have more than just a better team on your sideline to win a game. Even a better coach or collection of talent just doesn't always suffice, because sometimes you simply need luck to win.

These circumstances were arguably never more evident for the Auburn Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs than back in their 2013 season matchup at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn Hail Mary Pass Against Georgia 2013 Video

Down, 38-37, with just 36 seconds remaining on a 4th & 18 scenario, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall launched what would become known as "The Prayer at Jordan-Hare" to WR Ricardo Louis. However, shortly before the ball came back down to the numbers, it was already noticeably headed well short of Louis in stride and directly toward the teeth of Georgia's triple coverage converging on it.

But in nothing short of miraculous fashion for Tigers fans, the ball bounced right off the Georgia defender's hands and plopped down into the arms of Louis as he continued full speed toward the Auburn end zone for a 73-yard touchdown.

As Auburn fans surely remember, this wasn't the only miracle ending to a game for the Tigers in this magical 2013 season that saw Auburn make it all the way to the BCS National Championship Game against Florida State.

In fact, the honor of most unbelievable ending from that campaign belongs to Chris Davis' "Kick-Six" 109-yard field goal return for a touchdown with no time left against Alabama in the Iron Bowl.


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