It was the year of rain as this scene before the West Virginia game shows.
Linebacker Craig Stevens returns an interception for a touchdown to seal a win over WVU.
Auburn celebrates a fumble against Tennessee.
Later Ben Tate runs through the Volunteer defense for a touchdown.
Bates was perhaps the biggest newcomer for the Tigers in 2009.
Ben Tate finished his career ranked as one of the best runners in Auburn history.
Auburn takes the field in the Outback Bowl.
The Tigers finally get to celebrate for real as they hold off Northwestern for the win.