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Tigers claw their way to an OT win against Clemson

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Wes Byrum kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime and Clemson's Chandler Catanzaro missed a do-over kick to tie as No. 16 Auburn won 27-24 on Saturday night.

The game appeared headed to another OT when Catanzaro made a 27-yarder. After a 5-yard penalty on the kick, the redshirt freshman's second attempt hooked wide left, touching off a big celebration for the home Tigers.

Auburn (3-0) had rallied from a 17-0 deficit late in the first half and scored three touchdowns in the third quarter. Clemson (2-1) has lost 14 consecutive meetings in the vintage Southern rivalry.

It was the first regular-season meeting since 1971 and the second straight to have extra football, including the 2007 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

 INFORMATION SOURCE: John Zenor, Sports Writer, The Associated Press

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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