Jacksonville State, for roughly 57 minutes, seemingly did everything it could to win.
And then, everything it could to lose.
The 40-point underdog Gamecocks stood at the brink of an epic upset Saturday at No. 6 Auburn when they curled up under a conservative blanket.
Auburn escaped an all-time embarrassment by pulling out a 27-20 overtime victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Jacksonville State, a sub-division FCS school from the Ohio Valley Conference, simply frittered away a historic opportunity.
A horrible, 17-yard punt set up Auburn’s game-tying touchdown with 39 seconds left in regulation.
The ensuing kickoff, though, skidded out of bounds and gave...