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This Week in Auburn History: September 14-20

Brian Robinson: “In the right place at the right time.” [B’ham News photo]
9/14/1986: Bo Jackson hits his first major league home run, a 475-ft blast, the longest home run in Royals Stadium history (watch it here).

9/14/1996: Dameyune Craig passes for 249 yards and 3 TDs, Fred Beasley rushes for 112 yds and 2 TDS, Auburn defeats Ole Miss 45-28.

9/14/2002: Cadillac Williams rushes for 170 yds and 2 TDs, Spencer Johnson and Karlos Dansby both return Jay Cutler fumbles for TDs. AU 31-Vandy 6.

9/16/2000: Rudi Johnson rushes for 150 yards and a TD, Tim Carter has a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Auburn defeats LSU 34-17.

9/16/2006: In the lowest scoring game at Jordan-Hare Stadium since 1973, Auburn wins a hard-hitting game over LSU 7-3.

Scott Etheridge: “The Right Stuff.”

9/17/1994: The Interception Game.

9/17/1988: Auburn defeats Kansas 56-7, Kansas coach Glen Mason “expedites” the second half by allowing the clock to run.

9/18/1993: Stan White passes Pat Sullivan to become Auburn’s all-time passing leader, Auburn wins at LSU for the 1st time since 1939, AU 34 LSU 10.

9/18/1999: The Cigar Game: Ben Leard passes for 304 yards and 3 TDs, Ronney Daniels has 120 yards and 2 TDs. Auburn defeats LSU 41-7.

9/18/2004: Jason Campbell’s 16-yard TD pass to Courtney Taylor with 1:16 remaining puts No. 14 Auburn over defending national champions No. 5 LSU, 10-9.

9/18/2010: Auburn, down 17 points late in the first half, comes back to defeat Clemson in OT 27-24 on a 39-yard Wes Byrum FG. God thing.

9/19/1992: Auburn loses a 27-7 lead over LSU with 12 minutes remaining, Scott Etheridge saves the day with his 5th FG to win it for AU 30-28. Said Pat Dye of Etheridge, “He may look like a baby, a boy, but he has got the right stuff.”

9/20/1997: In Baton Rouge, Dameyune Craig leads Auburn on an 80-yard touchdown drive in the last three minutes of the game to upset No. 10 LSU 31-28.

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