Cam Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading No. 2 Auburn back from a 24-point deficit Saturday for a stunning 28-27 victory over No. 9 Alabama that kept the Tigers on course for a shot at the national championship.
Mark Ingram ran for 157 yards and scored on a 1-yard run with 3:18 to play, completing top-ranked Alabama's rally from a 17-point deficit in the second half for a 24-20 win against No. 10 Arkansas on Saturday.
The 2009 season had its share of surprises. From unranked Cincinnati transforming into a national title contender to Ndamukong Suh becoming a Heisman candidate, the message for the postseason is clear: Expect the unexpected.