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Auburn Dean trolls Alabama with :01 statement for students’ final exams

Gus Malzahn of Auburn pointing during 2019 Iron Bowl
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It does not beat Alabama a lot, so when it does, Auburn makes a big celebration out of it. 

After storming field last week, following a 48-45 win over the Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Tigers continued the party in the form of education.

Joe Aistrup, the Dean of Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts, issued a statement for professors to add one second to the allotted time for final exams for students.

He got the idea from Tigers’ head football coach, Gus Malzahn, who got the officiating crew to add one second to the clock before halftime.  

Alabama had a 31-24 lead with seconds remaining in the first half. 

Auburn ran a play that resulted in the clock signaling triple zeros; however, a conversation between Malzahn and the referees got one second added back. It was supposed to have been a free clock and time should have run out for halftime, instead Anders Carlson was able to hit on a field goal.

This cut the lead to 31-27 at the half and was one of two controversial calls that decided the game. 

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The move from Aistrup also reverts back to the “Kick Six” from 2013. 

One second was put back on the clock after running back, T.J. Yeldon stepped out of bounds for Alabama on a play. Nick Saban decided to go for a game-winning, 57-yard field goal and while Adam Griffith hit the ball well, it was short and Chris Davis made history for the Tigers. 

The Iron Bowl is deeply rooted in hatred. For 364 days, Auburn will do all it can to rub salt in the wound of the Tide. Saban and company will regroup, but the trolling has begun for the Tigers. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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