Nostalgia Friday: 1987 Auburn vs. Georgia Tech

By Posted on: March 14th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulter
jccoulter@gmail.com

Today’s Nostalgia Friday looks at the 1987 Auburn-Georgia Tech game which produced one of the most famous Auburn calls of all time. Jim Fyffe’s “Tillman! Tillman! Tillman! at the baseline of the end zone….” can still be heard around Auburn tailgates today.

Auburn was trailing Tech with about 24 ticks on the clock when quarterback Jeff Burger found Lawyer Tillman in the back of the end zone. Future NFL number one overall pick Aundray Bruce picked off two passes that day in leading fifth-ranked Auburn to a 20-10 win at Grant Field.

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