AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The first kick gave No. 15 Auburn hope and the second supplied relief because the Tigers could keep on playing. Then the third led to euphoria because the home team didn’t have to.
Wes Byrum kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime and Clemson’s Chandler Catanzaro missed a do-over kick to tie as Auburn won 27-24 on Saturday night.
The game appeared headed to another OT when Catanzaro made a 27-yarder after a defensive stand kept Clemson shy of a winning touchdown. After a 5-yard illegal procedure penalty on the kick, the redshirt freshman’s second attempt hooked wide left, touching off a big celebration for the home Tigers.