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Auburn fans celebrate SEC Championship win

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It's been a season worth celebrating. After Auburn beat Missouri in the SEC Championship on Saturday, thousands of Auburn fans filled Toomer's Corner and took part in the timeless tradition of rolling the corner.

"This is pretty incredible; I was here for the national championship year so this is up here with that. It's great to be an Auburn Tiger," says Jessica Smith, who graduated from Auburn last May.

Many had low expectations heading into the season. Last year, Auburn finished 3-9 and went winless in the SEC. In Guz Malzahn's first season as head coach, experts predicted Auburn to finish at the bottom of the conference for a second straight year. Now, in what's been described as a "magical" season, the one-loss Tigers are on top of the SEC.

"No one expected it," says 5th year senior Gabriel Howard. "From very last place in the sec and now we're the SEC champs, beating Georgia and Alabama here, incredible…words can't even describe this season."

Fans realized they had something special after last-second wins against Georgia and Alabama. What seemed impossible became real, and the unimaginable came true.

"You watch the end of the Georgia game, and everybody said that was divinely inspired...but then you watch the end of the Alabama game and it's like this season this time is meant to do something," says Russ Howard, who's been an Auburn fan for 32 years.

As Auburn fans celebrate, they say the story is not over. They await their tigers to write a storybook ending to the season.

David Hurst

David Hurst, a graduate of the Univ. of Georgia, is News 3's nightside reporter.
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