- Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff Writer
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AUBURN, Ala. -- No. 1-ranked Alabama saw its dream season end in disappointment on Saturday night as No. 4 Auburn beat the Tide at home, 34-28.
During the course of the action, a few players stood out as worthy of a coveted helmet sticker.
S Landon Collins: The talented sophomore continued to impress since taking over at strong safety for the injured Vinnie Sunseri. Collins finished third in tackles with nine, but his biggest play with the forced fumble he recovered which set up an Alabama touchdown in the first half.
RB T.J. Yeldon: He was the workhorse Alabama needed to keep Auburn's offense at bay. Yeldon carried the rock a career-high 26 times at Jordan-Hare Stadium, churning out 144 yards and a touchdown in the process.
WR Amari Cooper: It's hard to look back on his dropped touchdown pass and not wonder "What if?" But regardless of that missed opportunity, Cooper had a great game. Alabama's standout sophomore abused Auburn's secondary for 178 yards and a touchdown on six receptions, the biggest of which being a 99-yard catch in the second half.
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