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Auburn's Field Goal Return Was Even Rarer Than You Think

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The insane ending to last week's Iron Bowl had sports fans wondering if any college football game had ever ended in such an improbable fashion. NCAA records show that even in the missed-field-goal-returned-for-touchdown department, Chris Davis's score was especially rare.

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In this week's edition of Slate's Hang Up And Listen, Mike Pesca does some snooping into the history of returned field goals and finds the one thing that makes Auburn's a little different from the others.

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