Nostalgia Friday: 1994 Auburn vs. Florida
The 1994 edition of Auburn vs. Florida will go down as one of the most exciting wins of the decade. Terry Bowden’s Tigers came to Gainesville riding a 16-game winning streak and most everyone expected it to come to an end against the top-ranked Gators.
Led by quarterback Patrick Nix, Auburn came into the game a whopping 17-point underdog to Steve Spurrier. However, the sixth-ranked Tigers kept pace with Florida all day. Spurrier would eventually replace quarterback Terry Dean with future Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, but a key interception by Brian Robinson with 1:20 left in the game opened the door for Auburn.
Patrick Nix quickly drove the Tigers down the field, capping it off with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Frank Sanders in the closing seconds to give Auburn an improbable 36-33 win.
The Tigers would go on to finish the year with a 9-1-1 record and a number nine national ranking. Because of probation, Auburn was ineligible for bowl play.