Monday, February 10, 2014

Auburn's Iron Bowl-winning "Kick Six" play wins ESPN Sport Science "Most Improbable" Newton Award.


Guz Malzahn with Newton Award. Image via al.com.

Auburn has won big in the first-ever ESPN Sports Science Newton Awards. Yes, such a thing as the ESPN Sports Science Newton Awards thing exists, because the WWW knows geeks and nerds love sports too. It also gives ESPN another excuse not to air actual sporting events.

Auburn took home the "most improbable play" Newton Award for the now-legendary/infamous "Kick Six" touchdown on a missed field goal by former Tiger cornerback Chris Davis. The last-second play gave Auburn the victory against Alabama in the Iron Bowl, and led to the team's eventual berth in the BCS title game.

The Auburn football program's Twitter account tweeted out an image of head coach Gus Malzahn holding the Newton Award.

There's is no word as to whether this happened at the school or at an actual awards ceremony. The world will have to wait for February 16, when  ESPN will air Sports Science Newton Awards via tape delay.

(via al.com)


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