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Auburn 18-9

Birmingham (45,000)

Auburn was favored by three touchdowns

Weather: hot, muggy

SummaryEdit

1st Quarter

No Scoring

2nd Quarter

AUB: McIntyre 7 yard run (Pruett kick)...third string TB Sedrick McIntyre (freshman, Montgomery) scored to cap 67 yard drive midway through period

3rd Quarter

AUB: Pruett 42 yard field goal...Roger Pruett kicked FG late in quarter

4th Quarter

ORST: Taroli 10 yard run (pass failed)...early in quarter, OSU recovers fumble at AUB 49, WB Ray Taroli scores five plays later

ORST: Kulaas 30 yard field goal...Rick Kulaas kicks it with six minutes left to cut lead to 10-9

With four minutes left, Roger Mitchell INT'd White for his second pick of day, Mitchell was hit and both benches cleared in fight, Auburn had ball at own 46

AUB: Whatley 15 yard run (Walls run)...with two minutes to play, S David Langner intercepted Alvin White and returned it to OSU 17, two plays later, with no one open, second string QB Wade Whatley dashed around left end for TD, starting QB Randy Walls converted two points

StatsEdit

Team

Passing: ORST 23/52/190/4, AUB 5/16/38/1

Rushing: ORST 25/73, AUB 61/283

Rushing

AUB: Chris Linderman 17 car, 76 yds (leading ypc rusher in SEC in '72, both McIntyre and Mitzie Jackson left in first half with knee injuries)

ReferencesEdit

  • "Whatley Insures Victory for Auburn." Palm Beach Post. 16 Sept 1973.

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