2009 AU Football--A Year In Pictures

Scenes from throughout the 2009 season as the Auburn Tigers finished the year 8-5 with a win in the Outback Bowl.

Quarterback Chris Todd set an Auburn single-season record with 22 touchdown passes.

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.

Defensive coordinator Ted Roof gives a hug to freshman safety Daren Bates.

Bates was perhaps the biggest newcomer for the Tigers in 2009.

His emergence became even more important when safety Zac Etheridge was lost for the season against Ole Miss. Here Etheridge gives a thumbs up as he leaves the field.

Demond Washington returns a kickoff for a touchdown against Georgia.

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.

War Eagle!

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