All games mentioned have lots of merit, and I attended a number of them; but trying to name a favorite Auburn game is somewhat akin to trying to name my favorite Rolling Stones song. I can't let this topic go by, though, without mentioning the 1971 Auburn-Georgia game. Both teams undefeated and ranked in the top 10, Sullivan a Heisman candidate. People calling Athens that week were answered with "Kill Auburn". I was in grad school and living in what was then called Plainsman Apts., now called Terra Something. I hadn't planned to go to that game, but lucked upon a pair from a 3d string wide receiver whom I played bridge with; and Saturday morning early, my buddy Dave and I got into a car with the Stansell brothers from Americus and headed for Athens. It was a goodly trip, as I-85 ended at Newnan then.
Sullivan's first big completion was to Schmalz, a crossing route, and Dick took it down to the 2. Lowry put us up 7-0 shortly thereafter. Auburn with the ball again in the first quarter moved to the UGA 31. From there, Sully floated a high one that Beasley ran under as he crossed the goal line. 14-0 Auburn. Georgia came back to tie it in the second quarter. Sullivan came back with a TD strike to Schmalz early in the third, then Georgia scored to close to 21-20. Roger Mitchell blocked the PAT, and my friend Dave said, "I hope Shug doesn't try to sit on this one-point lead." We ran the kickoff out to the 30. First play, Sullivan hit Beasley on a curl route. The two Georgia guys angling for him knocked each other off, and Beasley turned and fled 70 yards to put us up 28-20 going to the 4th. The Big O had a 60-yard punt return in the 4th that set us up around the Georgia 20; a few plays later, Sullivan found Schmalz crossing the EZ for the final score of the day, 35-20 Auburn.
Sullivan's numbers that day wouldn't impress anyone now; offense was largely a running thing then. I think he had 14 completions for 4 TDs; but he won the Heisman, and his performance on November 13 in Athens was a big reason why.