Tigers win overtime thriller

MOBILE -- With the game on the line, Auburn coach Tim Carter turned to Cameron Echols-Luper.

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The senior took the shotgun snap from center and sprinted into the right corner of the endzone behind a block from Reuben Foster for a 2-point conversion in overtime to give No. 4 Auburn a thrilling 29-28 win over No. 2 McGill-Toolen Friday night at Archbishop Lipscomb Field.

The win advances Auburn (11-1) to a third round matchup against Opelika in the 6A playoffs while McGill’s season comes to a devastating end after an undefeated regular season and first-round win.

McGill trailed for much of the second half before tying the game with less than two minutes to go in regulation. McGill quarterback Jason Smith ran for a 10-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime to give McGill a 28-21 lead.

Echols-Luper answered with a 10-yard touchdown pass on the Tigers second play of overtime. After initially calling for the extra point team, Carter changed his mind and sent the offense back on the field for the final play.

Echols-Luper, a Texas A&M commit, combined for more than 200 yards rushing and passing. He threw for one touchdown and ran for another. Foster, an Auburn commit, had double-digit tackles and scored on a 1-yard run.

Smith, also an Auburn commit, combined for more than 250 yards passing and rushing. He threw a 45-yard touchdown pass on McGill’s opening possession of the game and had two rushing touchdowns including an 80-yarder in the first half.

Check below for video interviews of Foster, Echols-Luper and Coach Carter...




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