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Speaking of Cam Newton, remember when he almost lost to Randall Cobb in Lexington?

Cam Newton is the biggest story in sports today after the former NFL MVP signed a one-year deal to replace Tom Brady in New England.  The talking heads on TV and radio have milked the signing for an entire day’s worth of content, as has Twitter and just about everywhere else that provides sports updates.

So while Newton is the talk of the internet and beyond, we here at KSR will use Newton’s day in the headlines to spotlight that time he almost lost to Kentucky in Commonwealth Stadium. The year was 2010 and Newton would go on to lead Auburn to an undefeated season and the school’s second national championship, but not without a war in Lexington along the way.

The Tigers held leads of 24-7 and 31-14, but Randall Cobb and the Cats clawed back to tie the game at 34-34 thanks to Cobb’s two rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown and one passing touchdown.

Remember how good he was?


In the end, Auburn controlled the ball and the clock to kick the deciding field goal as time expired. Ball game, 37-34. Had Kentucky pulled off the upset, it would’ve been back-to-back wins over Auburn in consecutive seasons. (Kentucky beat the Newton-less Tigers the year before, 21-14. People forget that.)

Anyway, here’s a 13-minute recap of the 2010 close-call in Commonwealth:

Watch the entire game on YouTube if you’re that bored:


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Speaking of Cam Newton, remember when he almost lost to Randall Cobb in Lexington?

  1. east-ky-boy
    10:39 pm June 29, 2020 Permalink

    Mike hartline was a better QB than the fan base gave him credit for

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      11:53 pm June 29, 2020 Permalink

      Problem is he had no mobility what so ever, if his blocking didn’t buy him a month of Sundays nothing good ever came of it. When he had time to scan the field and make decisions he was pretty good but that didn’t happen often so he looked bad. His SR year he had help all around him and his stats showed it. Almost 70% accuracy, over 3000 yds and a 20+ to 6 td/int ratio.

  2. 4everUKBlue
    12:35 am June 30, 2020 Permalink

    Speaking of Cam Newton….Remember that time his father got paid for Cam to go to Auburn?

  3. ScoggDog
    7:18 am June 30, 2020 Permalink

    I remember this one – there were a couple lazy fumbles on the last drive that rolled out of bounds. Cats get one of those, they have a chance to win.