Auburn @ Alabama 2010
To understand the type of moxie that Cam orchestrates his symphonies between the lines on the field with, all you have to do is look back to the Auburn vs. Alabama game played in Tuscaloosa in the regular season finale last year. At risk for the Tigers were a trip to the BCS National Championship game and more than likely, Cam’s Heisman trophy. After falling behind 24-0 in the first half, it was looking like a classic end-of-the-season meltdown more than a validation of all the hard work that had gone into Auburn’s 2010 campaign. Nick Saban was coaching his defense to a flawless performance.
With everything riding on the line, Newton proceeded to throw three touchdown passes and run in another, ultimately leading his War Eagle brothers to a 28-27 victory, salvaging what would later culminate as a championship season. The tale of the tape from this game shows you the sort of emotional and mental stages that Cam endured as the game wore on. It is almost as if he decided to just leave everything on the field and take all the shots he could, once he realized that it wasn’t really going to get any worse than 24-0, all things considered.
That never-say-die attitude and relentless pursuit of victory is what makes Cam the beast that he is. Auburn head coach Gene Chizik remarked after that unbelievable win in Tuscaloosa, “Cameron Newton is physically and mentally as tough as I’ve ever seen. Period.”
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