Friday, December 28, 2007

December 30, 1990: Auburn 27, Indiana 23.

For the second time in four years, the Hoosiers lost a heartbreaker in Atlanta. As against Tennessee in 1987, IU overcame a deficit to take a fourth quarter lead, only to lose in dramatic fashion. Here's the box score (click for full size):

In 1990, Auburn's Stan White led a 72 yard drive and scored the winning touchdown with 39 seconds remaining. The Tigers led 20-10 at the beginning of the fourth quarter but Trent Green ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to give IU the lead. It would have been hard to foresee that Green would eventually become a proficient, all-Pro passer in the NFL. Consistent with many of his IU performances, Green did his best work on the ground (although Green netted only 7 yards on 14 carries). Green passed for 99 yards on 10-19 and Vaughn Dunbar added 81 yards on the ground.

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